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5 from 1 vote
This curry braised lentils absorbs all the spices to make them creamy and tender. This is a great side dish or a quick dinner option. Add it to a salad, make a burrito with them or have them with some steaming hot rice.
Curry Braised Lentils
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Author: Cooking Maniac
  • 2 cups lentils rinsed and picked over
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 minced garlic clove
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • a pinch of sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 3 cups broth
  • garnishing:
  • cilantro
  • 2 teaspoon butter
  1. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add cumin seeds , red pepper flakes and curry powder, cook for about 1 minute. When you smell the spices, add the onion and garlic. Cook until vegetables are golden and soft, about 3 minutes. Stir in lentils and cook for about 1 to 2 minutes. Add enough broth, salt to cover by 1/2 inch; bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until lentils are tender, 20 to 30 minutes. At the very end add 2 teaspoons of salted butter and cilantro. serve immediately!!
  2. Note: If lentils begin to look dry while cooking, add more water or broth as needed.