Cheap & Easy Vegetarian Recipe: Coconut Curry One Pot Lentil

Need an easy vegetarian dinner recipe with a bit of a kick? Try our one pot curried lentil!
Need an easy and affordable vegetarian dinner recipe with a bit of a kick? Try our one pot lentil with curry! It’s fast, cheap and delicious! My best friend decided to go vegetarian about three years ago. I must say, her transition was pretty flawless and so we had lots of fun discovering veggie-friendly restaurants in the city and great new recipes.

 

Need an easy vegetarian dinner recipe with a bit of a kick? Try our one pot curried lentil!

This Coconut Curry One Pot Lentil dish is perfect for both my hubby and friend. My husband loves it since it’s packed with proteins and lentils happen to be one of my best friend’s favorites! Win-win! Making this dish is a breeze since it’s classified as “one-pot,” meaning I can throw all of the ingredients together and let it cool while I do other household tasks. Be careful though, because it does get dry fast. I suggest going back and forth to it and adding more liquid as needed. You don’t want all the lentils to stick to the bottom of your cooking pot!

Delicious, thick, and full of flavor – you’re definitely going to want to serve this to your family! Check out the video tutorial, then read on for how to make this yummy one pot lentil! Don’t forget to print out the recipe card for later!

Coconut Curry One Pot Lentil: An Affordable Vegetarian Recipe

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup brown lentils, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/2 tbsp of curry paste
  • 2 medium russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 cup frozen peas

How to Make:

Mix your lentils together with the coconut milk, broth and curry paste in a medium saucepan and bring to a slow boil (keep the heat around medium-high). Once it boils, turn the heat down to a simmer and cover loosely with a lid. Let cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add the potatoes to the mixture and put the lid on completely. Cook for 10 minutes, then stir in the olive oil. If you notice that the mixture is getting too dry, you can add a bit more olive oil, coconut milk or broth.

Mix in the peas and cover, cooking for another 5-10 minutes, or until the potatoes and lentils are tender. Again, if it gets dry, add a bit of liquid. Just don’t let it get too watery.

Remove from heat and serve! You can top it with pepper if you prefer.

Need an easy vegetarian dinner recipe with a bit of a kick? Try our one pot curried lentil!

 

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Need an easy vegetarian dinner recipe with a bit of a kick? Try our one pot curried lentil!
Cheap & Easy Vegetarian Recipe: One Pot Lentil with Curry
Ingredients
  • 1 cup brown lentils rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/2 tbsp of curry paste
  • 2 medium russet potatoes peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 cup frozen peas
Instructions
  1. Mix your lentils together with the coconut milk, broth and curry paste in a medium saucepan and bring to a slow boil (keep the heat around medium-high). Once it boils, turn the heat down to a simmer and cover loosely with a lid. Let cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add the potatoes to the mixture and put the lid on completely. Cook for 10 minutes, then stir in the olive oil. If you notice that the mixture is getting too dry, you can add a bit more olive oil, coconut milk or broth.
  3. Mix in the peas and cover, cooking for another 5-10 minutes, or until the potatoes and lentils are tender. Again, if it gets dry, add a bit of liquid. Just don't let it get too watery.
  4. Remove from heat and serve! You can top it with pepper if you prefer.

This one pot lentil recipe really is quite delicious and filling! The curry gives it a nice kick, and you can add more or less depending on how much heat you want. If you have leftover lentils, here are a few more ways to use them!

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Do you have a favorite one pot lentil recipe? How about an easy & affordable vegetarian recipe that satisfies the meat eaters in your family too? Share in the comments!

 

15 thoughts on “Cheap & Easy Vegetarian Recipe: Coconut Curry One Pot Lentil”

  1. We aren’t vegetarians but I am trying to cook more often without meat. This looks like it’s loaded with flavor!
    Thanks for sharing at Funtastic Friday!

  2. Lentils are my childrens favorite food, so I’m always looking for different ways to cook them. I’ve got to try these recipes, they look delish!

  3. Jeanine @ sixtimemommy.com

    This looks and sounds really delicious. I have never had lentils before, and this looks like a great way to give them a try!

  4. As a vegetarian we are always looking for new and exciting meals to serve our family-and this one looks DELECTABLE! I can’t wait to make it for dinner tonight- thank you so much for sharing this recipe!

  5. Christina Richard

    I have never made lentil soup, nor have i had anything with curry. I can’t wait to give this a try, i think my family would love it.

  6. We have been trying to do more meatless meals this year. This lentil curry sounds delicious and perfect for meatless Monday.

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