Red Lentil Curry | Oil Free

Red Lentil Curry | Oil Free

Ingredients:

  •  1 cup(192 g) dry red lentils,  rinsed and drained
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp minced ginger
  • 1/2 cup carrots, diced
  • 2 tbsp red curry paste(or 3 tbsp curry powder)
  • 6 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • 3 cups of water
  • A pinch of turmeric
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp full fat coconut milk(optional but highly recommended)
  • chopped cilantro for garnish, 1 tsp

Method:

  1. Sauté garlic and ginger in a non-stick pan over medium heat for 5-6 minutes. Stir frequently and add tiny amount of water to the pan every minute.
  2. Add curry paste and carrots and sauté in the same way for another 3 minutes.
  3. Add lentils, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, turmeric, salt, (pepper) and water
  4. Bring to simmer over medium heat. Then reduce the heat to medium-low and let it simmer for 25 minutes or until lentils are cooked.
  5. Stir in coconut milk and let it simmer for 2 minutes, Save some coconut milk for the topping
  6. Garnish with cilantro and serve it with rice