Lentil Recipes

Curried Coconut Lentils recipe

This surprisingly simple lentil dish combines the simple earthy flavours of lentils with the flavour combinations of onion, garlic, red pepper, curry powder and coconut milk, freshened up with coriander. It's really simple and doesn't take that long to prepare. Serve it up as a warming midweek dinner.


  • 200g green lentils
  • 100ml coconut milk
  • 1 onion
  • 1 red pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • 1 tsp. curry powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • Small handful of freshly chopped coriander
  • 700ml cold water

Method of Preparation:

  1. Finely chop the onion and mince the garlic cloves. Deseed and dice the pepper.

  2. Melt the butter and the oil together in a large frying pan and fry the onion together with the garlic for eight to ten minutes until lightly golden.

  3. Add the red pepper and the curry powder and stir well.

  4. Stir in the lentils and then add the water. Bring to the boil and then reduce to a simmer for 20-30 minutes until the lentils are almost tender.

  5. Stir in the coconut milk and then simmer uncovered for another five to ten minutes.

  6. Season well and then add the coriander.

Try serving this tasty dish cold instead of hot as part of a salad or an Indian spread. This recipe serves six people.

Author: Laura Young.

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200gabout 7 oz (7.0546 oz based on 0.035273 ounces in a gram)
100mlabout ½ cup (0.4227 cups based on 236.59 mililitres in a US cup)
700mlabout 3 cups (2.9587 cups based on 236.59 mililitres in a US cup)


Published: September 6, 2011
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