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Creamy Coconut Spiced Lentils

March 27, 2018
Creamy Coconut Spiced Lentils

For lunch or dinner, served cold or hot – lentils are truly one of the most versatile sources of vegetarian protein available. These Creamy Coconut Spiced Lentils are no exception; packing a serious punch of flavor and nutrition while dazzling even the most skeptical tastebuds.


  • 2 cups red lentils
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 inch ginger piece, peeled and grated
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1-2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried red chili flakes (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, plus more to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper and fresh parsley to garnish


  1. Rinse the red lentils with cold water and let drain.
  2. In a medium saucepan heat the coconut oil, add the onion, garlic, ginger and turmeric, and cook for two minutes, stirring frequently.
  3. Add the lentils and vegetable broth, bring to boil and let simmer for 15 minutes.
  4. Add remaining spices and coconut milk and mix to combine.
  5. Let simmer for another five minutes, until all the liquid is absorbed and you obtain a porridge consistency. Once finished, taste and add additional salt if necessary.
  6. Serve warm, garnished with fresh parsley leaves and a few drops of coconut milk.


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