A spicy and healthy main dish with a lot of flavor and high in vegetable proteins. Cooking the rice takes the longest time, so this is also a fast dish.

Indian Lentils

Indian Tomato Lentils

Anne / Mondomio
You don't have a lot of Vegetables left but need a quick and healthy dinner or lunch? Then this recipe is for you.
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Cook Time 25 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch, main course
Cuisine Indian


  • 2-3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 big onion I used a red one
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp fenugreek
  • 1 tsp Tandoori spice
  • 3-4 carrots sliced
  • 1 cup red lentils
  • 1 cup strained tomatos from a jar
  • 1 cup coconut cream
  • 2 1 inch chunks ginger chopped
  • 2-3 Tbsp chopped cilantro
  • salt, hot sauce and lemon juice to taste


  • Heat a skillet with the olive oil
  • Add chopped onion and all spices except ginger, let simmer for 3-5 minutes
  • Add carrots and lentils
  • Add about a cup of water, the tomato sauce and the coconut cream. Don't salt the dish before the lentils are cooked, otherwise they need longer.
  • Cook for about 10-15 minutes until the lentils are done. Stir every now and then and add more water if necessary.
  • At the end stir in the chopped fresh ginger and cilantro and some lemon juice and salt.
Keyword Lentils, spicy
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