Vegan Red Lentil Curry

spicy vegetarian red lentil curry

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This Vegan Red Lentil Curry recipe is the perfect vegetarian dinner. Spicy, flavorful and easy to customize with your favorite vegetables.



1 Tbsp oil
1/2 cup onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 jalapeno, minced (optional)
12 tsp minced fresh ginger (skin removed)
2 Tbsp red curry paste (i use hot but you can use mild)
1 tsp curry powder
1 tsp turmeric
34 cups chopped vegetables, fresh or frozen (i use 2 cups frozen peas and carrots + chopped fresh cauliflower.)
1 cup red lentils, dry
2 cups vegetable broth
1 can coconut milk
2 handfuls fresh baby spinach, optional
juice from half a lime
pinch of salt, optional


  1. In a large pot/dutch oven, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, ginger and jalapeno and saute 1 minute.
  2. Add curry paste, curry powder, turmeric and vegetables and saute 3-5 minutes.
  3. Add red lentils, broth and coconut milk and bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat to simmer and simmer, stirring occasionally for 15 minutes.
  5. Stir in fresh spinach and lime juice. Taste and add a pinch of salt if desired.


Serve with rice!
Feel free to add cooked shrimp or chicken if desired.