Red Lentil Curry


Yes, you can make Indian cuisine at home.

Hands On Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 serves

Here, red lentils, carrots, and potatoes simmer with warm spices and vegetable broth until tender.


  • 3 tablespoons canola oil

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh ginger

  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 8 scallions, sliced, white and green parts separated

  • 1 tablespoon curry powder

  • 4 medium carrots (about 8 ounces), chopped

  • 1 large russet potato (about 10 ounces), peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 1 cup red lentils

  • 4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth

  • kosher salt and black pepper

  • naan bread and lime wedges, for serving


  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the ginger, garlic, and scallion whites and cook, stirring frequently, until softened, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the curry powder. Add the carrots, potato, lentils, broth, ¾ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the lentils and vegetables are tender, 15 to 20 minutes.

  2. Sprinkle the curry with the scallion greens and serve with the naan and lime wedges.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

374 Calories
11g Fat
50g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 374
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 549mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 50g 18%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 19g
Calcium 78mg 6%
Iron 3mg 17%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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