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Healing Red Lentil Curry with Turmeric and Spinach

This Ayurvedic spiced curry is a healing medicine for digestive issues and makes the most comforting winter dinner dish.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Vegan
Keyword: red lentil curry, turmeric curry
Servings: 3
Calories: 360kcal
Author: The Awesome Green


  • 1 cup red lentils
  • 1/2 cup brown rice
  • 2 cups low sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 cup full fat coconut milk
  • 1 medium yellow onion finely diced
  • 1 tbsp turmeric powder or 2 medium turmeric roots, peeled and grated
  • 3-4 cardamom pods
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 inch ginger knob peeled and grated
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp caraway seeds
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander seeds
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 cup coconut yogurt
  • 1 cup fresh spinach leaves
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 tbsp virgin coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Coconut flakes nigella seeds, fresh parsley leaves, to garnish


  • In a medium pot heat the coconut oil, add the onion and cook for three minutes over low heat, stirring frequently until translucent.
  • Add garlic, spices, lentils and rice, mix to combine and cook for two minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Add the vegetable broth, bring to boil then simmer for 15 minutes, until the brown rice and lentils are cooked.
  • Add the coconut milk and lemon juice, season with salt and pepper.
  • Add the spinach leaves, mix to incorporate, turn off the heat.
  • Divide into serving bowls, top with coconut yogurt, garnish with coconut flakes, nigella seeds and fresh parsley, and serve warm.



Calories: 360kcal