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Coconut Curry Lentils

Here I offer you my Coconut Curry Lentils recipe that also happens to be vegetarian. It will fill your belly, but leave you feeling healthy and radiant.

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Coconut Curry Lentils

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Side Dish, Soup
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 318kcal


  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • ½ cup diced onions
  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated fresh ginger
  • 1 cup dry brown lentils
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom
  • ¼ teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 15-ounce can full-fat coconut milk
  • 1-1½ cups water
  • 1 tablespoon gluten-free miso paste
  • Cracked black pepper and crushed red pepper flakes to taste, optional
  • Cooked rice quinoa, millet or grain of choice, for serving


  • In a large stockpot or Dutch oven, heat the coconut oil over medium heat. Add the onions, carrots, and garlic. Sauté until the onions have started to soften and the carrots have started to brown, 2-3 minutes. Add the ginger, lentils, curry powder, cardamom, and garam masala. Sauté  until the spices are fragrant, 1-2 minutes.
  • Add the coconut milk, 1 cup of water, and the miso paste. Bring the mixture to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to a simmer. Cook for 25-30 minutes until the lentils are soft. If desired, stir in additional water to make it more of a soup consistency. Taste and add cracked black pepper or red pepper flakes, if desired. Serve the lentils over rice (or grain of choice).


Nutrition Facts
Coconut Curry Lentils
Amount Per Serving
Calories 318 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 17g85%
Sodium 135mg6%
Potassium 570mg16%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 11g44%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 3585IU72%
Vitamin C 4.7mg6%
Calcium 49mg5%
Iron 5.2mg29%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Simply Gluten Free are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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