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    Red Lentil & Coconut Curry

    Red Lentil & Coconut Curry. Photo by Enjolinfam

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    45 mins

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    30 mins

    Sharon123's Note:

    A great vegetarian dinner from Classic Home Cooking! Serve this up with a nice steaming dish of rice!

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    1. 1
      Put the lentils into a sacuepan and add the 3 2/3 cups water. Bring it to a boil and simmer for 20 minutes or until tender.
    2. 2
      Using a mortar and pestle(or food processor), crush the fresh ginger, 2/3 of the chilies, and 2 of the garlic cloves until smooth. Add to the lentils.
    3. 3
      Add the coconut milk, turmeric, ground ginger, lemon juice, and salt to taste. Cook gently, stirring for 1 minute, then increase the heat and cook for 5 minutes, or until any excess liquid has evaporated. Taste for seasoning.
    4. 4
      Crush the remaining garlic and set aside. Melt the butter in a skillet and add the mustard seeds. As soon as they begin to pop, remove the skillet from the heat and stir in the crushed garlic and the remaining chopped chili.
    5. 5
      Transfer the lentil mixture to a warm serving dish and top with the garlic,chili, and mustard seed butter. Serve immediately. Enjoy!

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 27, 2009


      Excellent and easy. Brought to a potluck and it was throoughly enjoyed.

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    • on September 07, 2008


      This curry was so great! The whole family LOVED it! I didn't have a fresh green chile, so I used some mild canned diced chile's. Then I added 1 1/2 tsp curry and 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (I had people over that don't like spicy food and this just added a kick without it making it too hot for them). We enjoyed this with Jim's Raita, Best Healthy Vegan Indian Naan (Or Garlic Naan) Bread!, and rice for a perfect meal. Thanks Sharon! Made for veg*n swap.

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    • on May 06, 2008


      This is a five star comfort recipe. It was a soft, subtle dish that really hit the spot. Good way to get your lentils! By the next day, however, the ginger was too much for me (two meals in a row), but my DH was happy - so thank you - great recipe.

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    Nutritional Facts for Red Lentil & Coconut Curry

    Serving Size: 1 (1567 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 469.9
    Calories from Fat 193
    Total Fat 21.4 g
    Saturated Fat 15.6 g
    Cholesterol 15.2 mg
    Sodium 89.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 52.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 10.5 g
    Sugars 5.6 g
    Protein 21.3 g

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    fresh ginger

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