- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1 onion chopped
- 3 garlic cloves minced
- 1 tablespoon minced ginger
- 1 ½ cup (250g) crushed tomatoes
- 1 ½ tablespoons curry powder
- 1 ½ teaspoons garam masala
- 1 cup (285g) red lentils
- 4 cups (1L) vegetable broth
- 1 tablespoon almond butter
- ½ cup (120ml) coconut cream
- salt and pepper to taste
- chopped parsley
Heat the oil in a large pan over medium heat and sauté the onion until soft for about 5 minutes.
Mix in the garlic and ginger and cook for 30 seconds until fragrant.
Stir in the crushed tomato, curry powder and garam masala.
Mix in lentils, vegetable broth and almond butter (if using). Cover and bring to a gentle simmer.
Reduce the heat to low and cook for 20 minutes, stirring a couple of times during cooking.
Remove the lid, stir in the coconut cream, and switch of the heat. Adjust seasonings as needed and serve.
- Lentils are often machine sorted so check closely for any undesirable pieces or rocks.
- Sometimes the water in coconut cream can separate out. Vigorously shake the can before opening it to make sure it is well combined.
- Be sure to use smooth almond butter, not chunky.
- Use a wide shallow pan and the lentils will cook a little faster.
- Make it Spicy - Saute a serrano or jalapeno pepper along with the onion to add spicy heat to this red lentil coconut curry.
- Add More Veggies - When adding the lentils, toss in some chopped sweet potatoes. Mushrooms and fresh greens also taste great.
- Store – Store leftovers in the fridge for 4 days and freeze for up to 3 months
- There are 7 WW Blue Plan SmartPoints in one serving.
Calories: 381kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1067mg | Potassium: 914mg | Fiber: 18g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 736IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 95mg | Iron: 6mg