Try this simple red lentil curry for a warming, nutritious meal.


  • 1 cup red lentils

  • 3 cups water

  • 0.5 cup tomato paste

  • 0.5 tsp cumin seeds

  • 1 onion

  • 3 cloves garlic

  • 2-3 green chili peppers

  • 0.5 tsp turmeric powder

  • 1 tsp ground coriander

  • Salt to taste

  • 1 tbsp butter


  • 1.

    Rinse lentils several times with warm water. Add to pot along with 3 glasses of water and simmer on low heat for about 60 minutes.

  • 2.

    In the meantime, heat the oil and put cumin seeds, fry around 10 seconds. Then, in the same skillet add chopped onion, garlic and chili pepper. Fry everything till the onion is golden color, then add coriander, turmeric powder and stir well.

  • 3.

    Put this onion and spice mix into the boiling lentils, stir well and keep cooking.

  • 4.

    After about 40 minutes. When the lentils become soft and mixture is almost smooth, add tomato paste, butter, salt and cook everything for about 5 minutes more.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (3 servings)

  • Energy 336kj
  • Fat Total 5g
  • Saturated Fat 2g
  • Protein 19g
  • Carbohydrate 58g
  • Sugar 10g
  • Sodium 1007mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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