Red Lentil Curry (Vegan, Gluten Free)

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16Ingredients
50Minutes
250Calories

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup red lentils
  • 1 yellow onion (large, diced)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seed
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon fennel
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon ginger root (minced)
  • 2 tomatoes (large red, chopped)
  • 1/4 cup tomato puree
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    Directions

    1. Wash the lentils in cold water until the water runs clear (this is very important or the lentils will get "scummy"), put the lentils in a medium sized pot with water to cover and simmer until lentils tender. This should take 10-15 minutes.
    2. While the lentils are cooking: In a large skillet or saucepan, caramelize the onions in vegetable oil.
    3. While the onions are cooking, combine the mustard seed, cinnamon, fennel, curry powder, turmeric, cumin, chili powder, salt, sugar, garlic, and ginger in a mixing bowl. Mix well. When the onions are cooked, add the curry mixture to the onions and cook over a high heat stirring constantly for 1 to 2 minutes.
    4. Stir in the tomatoes and tomato puree and reduce heat, allow the curry base to simmer until the lentils are ready. When the lentils are tender drain them briefly (they should have absorbed most of the water but you don't want the curry to be too sloppy). Mix the curry base into the lentils and serve immediately.
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    NutritionView More

    250Calories
    Sodium77% DV1850mg
    Fat7% DV4.5g
    Protein27% DV14g
    Carbs13% DV40g
    Fiber72% DV18g
    Calories250Calories from Fat45
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Fat4.5g7%
    Saturated Fat0g0%
    Trans Fat0g
    Cholesterol
    Sodium1850mg77%
    Potassium790mg23%
    Protein14g27%
    Calories from Fat45
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Carbohydrate40g13%
    Dietary Fiber18g72%
    Sugars7g14%
    Vitamin A15%
    Vitamin C25%
    Calcium8%
    Iron30%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

    Reviews(1)

    Elliot 9 months ago
    Awesome dish! I always kinda mix up the spices and it's really fun to just put in what you feel like could fit^^ Personally like to serve it with some rice too:) (and Feta for the non vegans;) )