Coconut Curry Lentil Dal
Recipe Type: main
  • 2 tbsp vegan butter
  • 3-4 medium carrots, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2-inch knob fresh ginger, peeled
  • 2 tbsp curry powder
  • 1 28-oz can whole tomatoes
  • 13.5 oz can full fat coconut milk
  • 1 and ½ cups vegetable stock
  • 1 and ½ cups water
  • 2 cups red lentils, rinsed
  • kosher salt
  • to serve: mashed potatoes, warm flatbread, rice, couscous, etc.
  1. In a large dutch oven, heat the vegan butter over medium-high heat. Add in the carrots and a pinch of salt, and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a food processor, process the ginger and garlic until minced.
  3. Add the garlic-ginger mixture, and the curry powder to the carrots and cook, stirring for 1 or 2 minutes until fragrant.
  4. Add in the can of whole tomatoes, the coconut milk, the vegetable stock, and the water, and bring to a boil. Add in the lentils and reduce heat to a simmer. Cook for around 30 minutes, stirring occasionally and breaking the tomatoes up with the back of your spoon, until the lentil are cooked through and it resembles a thick stew. Taste, and add salt as necessary.
  5. Serve with accompaniments of choice!
Recipe by Honest Cooking at