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Red Lentil Coconut Curry [Vegan, Grain-Free]

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This red lentil curry is full of protein and iron and cooks in a short 20 minutes! Plus, the ingredient list isn't too long, so this is an ideal meal to make after a day of work or school when you still want something delicious and nutritious but don't want to be in the kitchen for over an hour. Make a big batch and eat the leftovers all week long, because the flavors develop even further in the refrigerator.

Red Lentil Coconut Curry [Vegan, Grain-Free]

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  • 1 1/2 cups red lentils
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/2 onion
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 tablespoons red curry paste
  • 1/2 tablespoon garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • Small can coconut cream or half of a large can
  • 1 small can of tomato sauce
  • Salt, to taste
  • Cilantro, for garnish


  1. Rinse lentils and cook as directed. About 15 minutes. Drain lentils if needed.
  2. Chop 1/2 onion and sauté with oil and dash of salt.
  3. Once onions are soft, add curry paste, spices, garlic, and ginger. Sauté for 1-2 minutes.
  4. Add coconut milk and tomato sauce. Let simmer on low for a few minutes.
  5. Add lentils to sauce. Serve now or simmer spices with lentils longer.
  6. Garnish with chopped cilantro.





Budget-friendly bites that make plant-based snacking fun. Melanie and Mark Sorrentino are the cheap suckers behind Rich Bitch Cooking Blog. Together they've trainhopped, tattoo'd their wedding rings on their fingers then moved into a 150 sqft home in the woods with no plumbing for a year. They entertain all ways to eat cheap vegan meals. Each recipe is simplified to the point of no return. These rebels do what they want including eating the best meals in the galaxy.



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Rahbeka Palmer
9 Months Ago

This was delicious and my family loved it. My daughter had 3 helpings!


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