Indian lentil curry. Bring the goodness of healthy lentils to your dinner table with this easy and delicious curry recipe. And the secret to making the best lentils? Spices, of course.
Whether you’re making a curry for the first time, or a professional cook who knows all the secrets of creating amazingly delicious dishes, a simple recipe that ticks all the boxes is always your best friend when it comes to making weeknight meals.
Without a doubt, cooking with lentils is super quick and easy. Well, not all lentils fall into the “super quick” category. Some require overnight soaking and cooking for a very long time. And that’s where red lentils come to your rescue.
How To Make Indian Lentil Curry
Start with sautéing onions in a little oil until they’re soft and brown. Fry ginger, garlic and green chilies, and sauté for a few minutes until you get the beautiful aroma. Now, it’s time to fry the ground spices – turmeric, cumin, coriander, garam masala and red chili powder.
After sautéing this for a few minutes, stir fry tomato paste followed by simmering the red lentils in vegetable stock and water. Make sure you pour in more water if needed until the lentils are well cooked.
Coming to the final step of making this Indian lentil curry, stir in the coconut milk. At this stage, you can also season with salt and pepper. And finally, I like to garnish this curry with a dollop of yogurt and plenty of coriander leaves. Serve this with piping hot rice or roti for your next dinner.
More Lentil Recipes:
- Dal Tadka | Lentils Curry
- Dal Fry | Lentil Fry
- Parippu Vada | Masala Vada| South Indian Lentil Cakes