Vegan Whole Brown Lentils Curry


1 cup whole brown lentils, rinsed and soaked overnight
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 large onion, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1-inch piece of ginger, minced
2 medium tomatoes, chopped
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/2 teaspoon red chili powder (adjust to taste)
1 teaspoon garam masala
Salt to taste
2 cups water or vegetable broth
Fresh cilantro leaves for garnish


Prepare Lentils: Rinse the lentils thoroughly and soak them overnight in plenty of water. Drain and set aside.
Cook Lentils: In a large pot, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onions and sauté until they turn golden brown.
Add Aromatics: Add the minced garlic and ginger to the pot. Sauté for another 2-3 minutes until fragrant.
Add Spices: Stir in the ground cumin, ground coriander, turmeric powder, and red chili powder. Cook the spices for about a minute until they release their aroma.
Incorporate Tomatoes: Add the chopped tomatoes to the pot. Cook until they become soft and start breaking down, about 5-7 minutes.
Cook Lentils: Add the soaked and drained lentils to the pot. Mix well with the onion-tomato mixture.
Add Liquid: Pour in the water or vegetable broth. Stir to combine. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low, cover, and let it simmer for about 25-30 minutes or until the lentils are tender. If the mixture becomes too dry, you can add more water as needed.
Season and Finish: Once the lentils are cooked through, season with salt to taste and sprinkle in the garam masala. Stir well and let the curry simmer for another 5 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
Garnish and Serve: Garnish the lentil curry with fresh cilantro leaves. Serve hot with steamed rice, naan bread, or your favorite grain.
Vegan Whole Brown Lentils Curry Vegan Whole Brown Lentils Curry Reviewed by special recipes on March 01, 2024 Rating: 5

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