Vegetable and green lentil curry

    30 min

    A moist, flavoursome curry which can be tweaked to suit personal tastes regarding spice and heat. This lentil curry calls for green peppers, but you can experiment with other types of vegetables - adding cauliflower, red pepper, okra, etc., as desired!


    Yorkshire, England, UK
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    Serves: 3 

    • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
    • 1 onion, finely chopped
    • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
    • 1 green pepper, finely chopped
    • 1 tablespoon garam masala
    • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
    • 1 teaspoon ground tumeric
    • 1 tablespoon curry powder
    • 1 (400g) tin green lentils
    • 1 (400g) tin chopped tomatoes
    • chopped fresh coriander to garnish (optional)

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Over medium-high heat in a large frying pan with the oil, fry onion, garlic and pepper until soft and onion is transparent.
    2. Add all of the spices and stir well for 1-2 minutes.
    3. Add tomatoes and leave to simmer for 5 minutes.
    4. Add lentils and stir well. Leave for ten minutes. Do not let it boil.
    5. Serve with basmati or boiled rice, and add fresh coriander on top if desired.


    If you want to add meat, I suggest either chicken breast or diced beef. Brown while frying the vegetables, and add when you add the spices.

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    Easy, nutritious and low cost. My kind of recipe! Also very tasty.  -  25 Mar 2013


    Perfect! Exactly what I was looking for, minimal and cheap! I added chili also, just for a bit more heat.  -  09 Mar 2013


    Made this for lunch! I was VERY surprised about how rich the flavor was! So delicious. I love food with a lot of flavor, so this had a high level to live up to. And boy it did. I had 3 plates (Really bad lol) VERY VERY tasty I now have a regular green lentil recipe! Woop woop.  -  12 Apr 2015