Red Lentil Curry

Written by McDonald, T.  |  Date 31st of December 2021

This is a very simple curry that needs no great skill.  Very straight forward and packeted with flavour.  Lentils provide Carbohydrate, protein and fibre as well as B1 and B6.  As for flavour, they add a real delightful creaminess to the curry and are often used as a mince meat substitute. 

Serves 1


  • 1/4 cup split red lentils 
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 a carrot
  • 1/2 a medium-sized onion
  • 100g tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • Sea salt to taste
  • Freshly cracked black pepper to taste
  • 100ml of vegetable broth
  • 3 tbsp of coconut cream
  • 1/4 cup of cashew cream


  1. Prepare the lentils by boiling them in some water as per packet instructions.
  2. Fry the onion, garlic and cumin seeds. 
  3. Add the lentils. 
  4. Make the cashew cream. 
  5. Add all the other ingredients and simmer for 30 minutes. 
  6. Serve with basmati rice.
I hope that you liked this blog and if you do try this recipe, please let me know how you got on and what it turned out like. You can leave a comment in the comments below.




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