• Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cooking Time: 25 mins
  • Serves: 4

Spicy Coconut Curry Lentils

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 Ingredients List

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil (or other oil)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 1 cup chopped sweet potatoes (about 1 small potato)
  • 2 tablespoons curry powder (I used a hot curry powder from Penzey's)
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (or less, depending on what spice level you want)
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 2 cups cooked brown lentils
  • 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 cup canned coconut milk
  • cilantro, for garnish
  • basmati rice, for serving


Heat the oil over medium heat in a large saucepan.
Add the onions, jalapenos, carrots and sweet potatoes and cook until vegetables are just soft, about 8-9 minutes.
Add in the spices and cook another minute until fragrant.
Add in the lentils, tomato sauce and coconut milk and simmer over medium-low heat for 5-10 minutes until thickened and sweet potatoes are cooked through.
Garnish with cilantro and serve over rice, if desired.

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