Looking for an easy healthy recipe with a little spice? You’ll love this Red Lentil Curry in a Mug recipe! I was spring cleaning my pantry (because it needed a SERIOUS one) and stumbled on a package of red lentils. It was about to expire and I did not want to waste it. I despise wasting food. I was about to make my favorite red lentil soup but thought it needed a spruce up. I don’t like eating the same dish over and over. Besides spring was on its way (hopefully) and I had my fair share of soups during this harsh Canadian winter.
So I turned to Pinterest for inspiration. I bet you do that and get lost as I was for some hours, sigh. Most of the red lentil recipes were soup ones. It took me quite some time to find a non-soup one. I finally stumbled on this red lentil curry from Pinch Of Yum. It sounded delicious and so easy to make. Besides I had most of the ingredients on hand, or almost.
Let’s see how I made this easy healthy recipe, or rather re-made it, because I like making things my own.
Coconut Red Lentil Curry in a Mug: An Easy Healthy Recipe
The original red lentil curry recipe called for more ingredients and a larger dosage of curry. It called for 2 tsp of curry past. I changed it to 1 tsp. I wanted to make sure it was not too spicy for little ones. I added a potato because my daughter loves the texture and the taste.
- 1½ cups red lentils, rinsed
- 1 potato diced and already boiled.
- ½ large onion, diced
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 tbsp of red curry
- 1 teaspoon curry powder
- 1 glove of fresh garlic
- 1 tbsp of tomato paste
- ¼ cup coconut milk
- cilantro for garnishing
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Cook the lentils according to directions. Drain.
- Dice the potato
- In a large saucepan, melt butter. Add onions and cook until it softened.
- Add the potato and stir.
- Add the curry powder, salt and pepper, garlic, tomato paste and stir fry for few minutes
- Add 2 cups of water and let it simmer until all the spices are well blended
- Add the lentils and the cream. Let it simmer for 10 minutes. Make sure not to burn them.
- Decorate with Cilantro
- I served as is in a nice mug. You can eat it as is (my favorite way of eating it), serve with rice, noodles, or our delicious homemade garlic bread.
This healthy recipe is a hybrid between a soup and a potato mash. I like the flavors and combination. It’s perfect for a healthy lunch at home or in the lunchboxes!
What do you think of this easy healthy recipe? Have you ever had red lentil curry? Tell us in the comments!
Here are more Pinterest remakes from a few of my favorite bloggers:
- Gluten Free Italian Easter Pie – Pastiera di Grano from Confessions of an Overworked Mom
- Pineapple Coconut Coke Cake by My So Called Balanced Life
- Easter Chick Craft made with a Mason Jar by Simply Southern Mom
- Easy Craft: Fillable Easter Ornament by Three Different Directions
- Mason Jar Mini Key Lime Pies by Better in Bulk
- Easy Lavender Carp Freshener by Taking Time for Mommy
- Natural Herb Stenciled Easter Eggs by Upstate Ramblings
- Gold Confetti Drinking Glasses by Homemaking Hacks
- Fudgy Mint Cookies by Lizventures
- Mini Carrot Cakes by Mom Always Finds Out
- Clay Ring Dish with Gold Leaf by How Was Your Day?
- Healthy Coffee Breakfast Shake by LW Vogue
- Easter Bunny Egg Holder Craft by Embracing Homemaking
- Apothecary Jar Easter Centerpiece + 3 Ways to Make Cute Glitter Eggs by Oh So Savvy Mom
- Easy Kids DIY Hair Accessory Organizer by Views from the ‘Ville