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Crock-pot Lentil Curry
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
4 hrs
Total Time
4 hrs 10 mins
Author: Ann Stewart
  • 1 cup red lentils rinsed properly
  • 1 cup brown lentil rinsed properly
  • 2 rustic potatoes or 1 large sweet potato cubed
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 cumin seeds toasted
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 14 ounce can tomato if whole cut them into pieces
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • *cilantro for garnishing
  • *rice for serving
  1. Rinse the lentils and place them in a large crockpot. Add the potatoes, diced onions, garlic, ginger, butter, curry powder, turmeric, cumin, sugar, and red pepper flakes. Stir to combine.
  2. Pour the diced tomatoes in with lentils. Use stock or water to cover the lentils. Stir to make sure that the lentils are covered with liquid. Cover and cook on high for 4-5 hours or low for 7-8 hours.
  3. Keep checking the lentil's water level especially if you are cooking it on high. Keep adding water if it looks too dry. We like it to be the consistency between a soup and a stew. So add more or less water base on your desired finish consistency. Stir in the coconut milk and then the cilantro just before serving. Serve over hot rice.