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Curried Lentils with Carrots and Peas

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Curried Lentils with Carrots and Peas is Recipe #24 of 30 Days of Vegan Cooking from the Revised Edition of Vegan Planet.

Aromatic spices and coconut milk transforms pantry staples into a richly flavored stew. Serve over freshly cooked basmati rice or with some warm naan or other flatbread.


Curried Lentils with Carrots and Peas

from Vegan Planet by Robin Robertson

Serves 4 to 6


1 large onion, cut into chunks

2 garlic cloves, crushed

1 teaspoon chopped fresh ginger

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 teaspoons curry powder

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon ground coriander

1/4 teaspoon dry mustard

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1/4 teaspoon cayenne

1/4 teaspoon turmeric

1?8 teaspoon ground cardamom or cloves (optional)

4 cups water

11/4 cups dried brown lentils, picked over and rinsed

2 large carrots, halved lengthwise and cut into thin half-moons

3/4 cup frozen green peas, thawed

1 cup unsweetened coconut milk

Hot cooked rice, to serve



 1. In a food processor, puree the onion, garlic, and ginger.

 2. Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion puree, cover, and cook to mellow the flavor, about 5 minutes, stirring a few times to make sure it doesn’t burn. Stir in all of the spices and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Add the water and bring to a simmer. Add the lentils, cover, and cook for 25 minutes. Add the carrots, cover, and continue to cook until tender, about 20 minutes more.

 3. When the lentils and carrots are tender, stir in the peas and coconut milk. Taste and adjust the seasonings, if needed. Simmer, uncovered, to incorporate the flavors, about 10 minutes. Serve hot over rice.


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  • Maggie Fisher November 25, 2013, 9:48 am

    RObin, love all these recipes you are gifting us with these 30 days, have to try this one, are you aware though when you send these that before we even scroll to recipe there are dozens and dozens of lines of cryptic computer language that show up and go on and on and on, don’t know if you have a way to get rid of this or not, it appears to be perhaps your programming for the info you are providing and I don’t know if that’s a good or bad thing cuz wouldn’t want your pc exposed to possible hack attacks, ask your site person if they can figure out what it is, I will try to send the actual em back to you so you can see what I receive on this end

    • Robin November 25, 2013, 9:58 am

      Hi Maggie,
      I’m so glad you’re enjoying the recipes!
      No, I wasn’t aware of the issue with the computer language. We’re looking into it now. Thanks for the heads up!

  • Corrin Radd December 18, 2013, 7:01 pm


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