Green Lentil Curry

Green lentil curry with green lentils, coconut milk, tomato paste and spices. Green Lentils have excellent flavor. We currently have green lentils at our store. It goes great with rice, potatoes, even yams!

• Inspired by: ifoodreal.com
• Prep Time: 5 minutes
• Cook Time: 45 minutes
• Total Time: 50 minutes
• Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients

• 1 large onion, finely chopped
• 6 garlic cloves, crushed
• 1 tsp coconut oil
• 1 tsp turmeric
• 1/2 tsp coriander, ground
• 1 tsp curry powder
• 1 tsp cumin
• 1 1/4 tsp salt
• 14 oz. can coconut milk, full fat
• 6 oz. can tomato paste
• 2 cups green lentils, uncooked & rinsed
• 3 cups water
• Cilantro and/or green onions, for garnish
• Greek yogurt and avocado, for serving

Instructions

1. Slow Cooker Method: Preheat small skillet on low-medium heat and swirl oil to coat. Add onion and garlic, cook until golden brown (5 minutes), stirring occasionally. Add turmeric, coriander, curry powder, cumin and salt; cook for another 30 seconds, stirring frequently. This will allow the depth of flavor in spices to develop. Transfer to a slow cooker and add coconut milk, tomato paste, water and lentils. Stir to combine, cover and cook on High for at least 3 – 4 hours or on Low for 6 – 8 hours.
2. Stovetop Method: Preheat Dutch oven or heavy bottom medium pot on low-medium heat and swirl oil to coat. Add onion and garlic, cook until golden brown (5 minutes), stirring occasionally. Add turmeric, coriander, curry powder, cumin and salt; cook for another 30 seconds, stirring frequently. Add coconut milk, tomato paste, water, lentils and stir to combine. Bring to a boil, cover and cook on low for 45 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand 5 minutes.
3. Serve hot garnished with cilantro/green onions.
Store: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
Freeze: Fully cook, cool completely and freeze in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Thaw on a stovetop covered on low.
Notes
Fully cook, cool completely and freeze in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Thaw on a stovetop covered on low.