Spicy Coconut Curry Lentil Stew

Spicy Coconut Curry Lentil Stew Recipe

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Gina Mindock


I have a gut feeling that this will not be many people's favorite because a lot of ingredients to chop plus it has a very ethnic strong flavor and heat. In addition this was done by eye balling and tasting so my measurements are most likely off. However the great thing is, besides killing any sickness you may be feeling or revving you up, there is NO CANNED soup stock to make this AND no added sodium. Plus it is gluten-free. This can be made without the coconut milk as I have done it with stellar results. Very spicy though so use a dollop of yogurt.


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30 Min
40 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 Tbsp
    coconut oil
  • 1 small
    chopped sweet potato
  • 1/3 c
    chopped onion
  • 1/4 c
    chopped jalapeno
  • 1/3 c
    chopped carrots
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    chopped ginger
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    chopped tumeric
  • 1 Tbsp
    chopped garlic
  • 2 tsp
    curry powder or curry paste
  • 1/4 tsp
    cinnamon powder (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    soy sauce
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 3 c
  • 2 Tbsp
    tomato paste
  • 1/2 c
    red lentils
  • 1/2 small
    chopped tomatos
  • 2 Tbsp
    fresh chopped basil
  • 1 can(s)
    coconut milk
  • 1/4 c
    cilantro, fresh
  • 1/2 c
  • 1 small
  • 2 tsp
    olive oil, extra virgin

How to Make Spicy Coconut Curry Lentil Stew


  1. heat coconut oil in pan over medium heat, when it is hot enough add sweet potatoes, onions, jalapenos. Saute till soft. Add carrots, ginger, turmeric, saute for 5 minutes. Add garlic, saute till soft.
  2. mix tomato paste in water till dissolved
  3. add curry, cinnamon, cayenne, pepper, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, tomato paste, chopped tomatoes
  4. now add and red lentils.
  5. cook with cover for about 20 minutes, on low-medium setting till every time the water reduces.
  6. Keep adding water till lentils are soft.
  7. now after the water reduces add the coconut milk, add basil, cook for 10 more minutes. Add cilantro and turn off heat.
  8. Serve with a dollop of yogurt and lime. drizzle with olive oil and bit with pepper. Sprinkle with green onions. Also goes well with a side of gluten free roti or whole wheat toast.

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About Spicy Coconut Curry Lentil Stew

Course/Dish: Bean Soups
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: Indian

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