Creamy Coconut or Cashew Lentil Curry

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
10 min 50 min 6
Creamy Coconut or Cashew Lentil Curry
Health Rating
Easy, healthy and great for food prep! Makes 6 servings.


2 tbsp Coconut oil
1 tbsp Coriander seed (cilantro)
1 tbsp Cumin seeds
1 bulb Garlic (chopped)
1 can(28oz) Crushed tomatoes canned
2 tbsp minced Ginger root
1 tbsp Turmeric, powder
2 tsp Himalayan sea salt (sea)
1 cup Brown lentils, raw (dried)
1 tsp Cayenne pepper (1 to 2 (optional))
1 cup Coconut milk (half liquid, half cream + more to taste or as needed to cook lentils)
2 cup Cherry Tomatoes ((optional))
1 cup Cilantro (coriander) (chopped)


  1. Heat the coconut oil in a large pot or skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the cumin and coriander seeds and toast until they start to brown, about 45 seconds.
  3. Add the garlic to the pot and let it brown, about 2 minutes.
  4. Add the can of crushed tomatoes, ginger, turmeric, and sea salt to the pot and cook, stirring the pot a few times, for 5 minutes.
  5. Add the lentils and, if using, the cayenne powder, and 3 cups of water to the pot and bring it to a boil.
  6. Reduce the heat to low, cover the pot, and let it simmer for 35-40 minutes, or until the lentils are soft.
  7. Stir the pot a few times to prevent the lentils from sticking to the bottom. If the curry starts to look dry, add an extra 1/2 – 1 cup of water.
  8. Once the lentils are soft, add the coconut milk and cherry tomatoes and bring the pot back to a simmer.
  9. Remove the pot from the heat and stir in the cilantro.


Cashew Option

Quantity of Coconut Milk Required: 1 cup
To be Replaced with: 1 cup unsalted cashews/almonds + warm water/milk
Procedure: Soak a cup of cashews or almonds overnight and blend them with some warm water or milk in a blender.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 324
Calories from fat 134
Calories from saturated fat 106
Total Fat 14.9 g
Saturated Fat 11.8 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.8 g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.2 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 383 mg
Potassium 882 mg
Total Carbohydrate 35 g
Dietary Fiber 7.6 g
Sugars 1.5 g
Protein 12.2 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Meat Alternative 0.9
Vegetables 2.7

Energy sources

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