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Fast Spicy Thai Lentil Recipe

Fast & Easy Dinner: Spicy Thai Curried Lentils

If you don't cook with lentils on a regular basis, you should start experimenting with them. The small legumes cook quickly, are filling, and can be served with everything from chorizo to arugula. Not to mention they're supposed to help you lose weight!

This recipe combines lentils with sweet potatoes, red pepper, and cauliflower. The exotically flavored dish is seasoned with coconut milk and red curry paste. It's a hearty and healthy vegetarian meal, so get the recipe now and

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Spicy Thai Curried Lentils

Spicy Thai Curried Lentils

Fast Spicy Thai Lentil Recipe 2009-11-03 13:04:16

Ingredients

  1. 1 cup brown lentils, picked over and rinsed
  2. 1 can (14 oz) vegetable broth
  3. 1 cup canned lite coconut milk (not cream of coconut), stirred well before measuring
  4. 11⁄2 Tbsp red curry paste or 2 tsp red curry powder
  5. 3 cups fresh cauliflower florets
  6. 1 large sweet potato, peeled, cut in 3⁄4-in. chunks
  7. 1 red pepper, coarsely chopped
  8. 1⁄4 cup basil, finely shredded
  9. 1⁄4 cup cilantro leaves, finely chopped

Directions

  1. Mix lentils, broth, coconut milk and curry in a large saucepan. Simmer, covered, 15 to 20 minutes until lentils are almost tender.
  2. Place cauliflower, sweet potato and red pepper on lentils. Return to a simmer, cover and cook 10 to 12 minutes until vegetables and lentils are tender.
  3. Sprinkle servings with the basil and cilantro.

Serves 4.

Join The Conversation
suziryder suziryder 7 years
Yum: I found the curry paste, and I made it! Very tasty! Thanks for the recipe :)
Food Food 7 years
suziryder: Try the Asian section of the grocery store. There is a label called Thai Kitchen that sells it!
suziryder suziryder 7 years
YES! This looks awesome! I'm always looking for good recipies for lentils. Mm, sweet potatoes and coconut milk! It sounds so tasty. I think I may have to make it this weekend. Hopefully I'll be able to find the red curry paste. I've had trouble finding it in stores before.. which is why I've never used it :(
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 7 years
looks DELICIOUS!
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