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Updated on October 23, 2014

My Favorite Lentil Curry Recipe

This healthy Indian lentil curry recipe makes the best curried lentils I have tasted!

It's an easy vegetarian curry, or lentil dhal recipe, which is one of the best vegetarian curries I make and one of my favorite Indian lentil recipes ever. It's an authentic tasting Indian dish which is easy to make, cheap, comforting and healthy too!

I just love cooking Indian food, especially curry, and although there are lots of variations among the different lentil curry recipes, this, in my opinion, is the nicest of all my vegetarian curry recipes and most definitely the dhal recipe I make most often.

I make this easy and healthy curry the day before I want it and then the flavours infuse brilliantly making the tastiest curried lentils ever.

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The Ingredients You Will Need To Make This Lentil Curry, Or Dal

This vegetarian curry is easy to make and has just a few basic ingredients making it a cheap, healthy, nourishing and yet flavorful, meal that has become a firm favourite in our house!

When cooking this lentil curry, or, lentil dahl I use equal amounts of four different types of lentils which I think gives this Indian curried lentils dish a much nicer texture.

I like to use mung beans, split red lentils, split yellow lentils and green lentils but you can easily substitute any one of them for a different type of lentil if that's what you have in your store cupboard. Just make sure that the lentils are well washed and those that need to be soaked are soaked overnight.

I know that if you are not used to cooking Indian food that it could perhaps be seen as a little bit daunting but this lentil curry recipe really is simple and straightforward, and uses ingredients that you should have no problems getting hold of. I really do recommend that you try it out.

Remember that there are no hard and fast rules in cooking so try out one of the variations and adjust it to your taste heat wise, and remember to come back and let me know how it went if you do decide to try your hand at this every day Indian dish.

The ingredients for this lentil curry recipe should make enough for 3 to 4 people, served with either basmati rice and/or naan bread, and, as a tangy chutney accompaniment to this vegetarian curry why not try my Easy Mango Chutney Recipe.

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  • 1/3 cup Mung beans, soaked overnight
  • 1/3 cup Split red lentils, washed
  • 1/3 cup Split yellow lentils, washed
  • 1/3 cup Green lentils, washed
  • 1 tsp Fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 clove Garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 Green chilli, finely chopped
  • 1/2 Onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tbs Chopped tinned tomatoes, plus 1 tbs of the juice
  • 1 tsp Turmeric
  • 2 tsp Garam masala
  • 1 cup Coriander (cilantro), chopped
  • Plain yoghurt or creme fraiche

Don't add too much water at first when cooking the curried lentils

***It's important that you do not add too much water at first as this might make your lentils go 'mushy' and lose the texture, it is easier to add more water if you need it!***

  • Prep time: 10 min
  • Cook time: 50 min
  • Ready in: 1 hour
  • Yields: 2 to 3
Cuisinart DLC-2ABC Mini Prep Plus Food Processor Brushed Chrome and Nickel
Cuisinart DLC-2ABC Mini Prep Plus Food Processor Brushed Chrome and Nickel

Well, I dont know about you but my knife skills are not all that great, especially when I cant see through the tears when I am chopping onions! So, this mini chopper is one of my favourite bits of kitchen equipment when a recipe calls for things to be finely chopped!


To make this healthy lentil dahl recipe just follow these easy instructions

  1. First of all wash the lentils and put them into the saucepan. Cover with boiling water to about ½ inch above the lentils. Bring to the boil and spoon away any ‘scum’ that rises to the surface.
  2. Season and reduce the heat to a simmer and add the turmeric, stir well and partly cover with a lid and simmer for between 30-40 mins stirring occasionally and adding more water if necessary. When the lentils are ‘just’ cooked turn off the heat and leave them partially covered.
  3. While the lentils are cooking put 2 tsp oil in a small frying pan and fry the onions for about 1 minute before adding the chopped garlic. Fry until lightly golden then, if you have the mini chopper, whizz together the tomatoes and juice and add to the onion and garlic mix together with the ginger and chilli. Fry this until it resembles a dry, shiny paste.
  4. Add the paste and the garam masala to the cooling lentils and stir well. At this stage I usually leave the lentil curry until the next day to allow the flavours to develop, but you could add the finishing touches now if you don't want to do that.
  5. When you are ready to eat, gently reheat the lentil curry and roughly chop a handful of fresh cilantro (coriander). If you prefer your lentil curry to be a little bit creamier add a tablespoon of yoghurt or creme fraiche with most of the cilantro to the hot lentils and stir well then transfer to a warm dish and garnish with the rest of the cilantro and serve the curried lentils straight away with either boiled basmati rice or naan bread.

Vary This Lentil Curry Recipe Just By Adding An Extra Ingredient

Make potato lentil curry, eggplant lentil curry or lentil spinach curry.

I have varied this recipe for lentil curry by adding a few small, cooked new potatoes and leaving them in the curry overnight, by griddling baby eggplants (aubergines) and adding them to the lentil curry whilst it is reheating or by adding cooked spinach to the lentil curry whilst reheating to make a yummy lentil dahl with spinach, or how about trying a sweet potato and lentil curry. All taste fantastic!

For more vegetarian curry recipes try the following:

Easy Vegetable Curry by Gordon Ramsay

Chickpea, potato and kale curry - A vegetarian curry from Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

Some people ask "is curry healthy"?

Yes, curry, can certainly be healthy and delicious too!

Sometimes it's hard to believe how something like a curry can be so tasty and healthy too. But Slimming World show us how it can be done in their book 'Curry Feast'. So, if you are on a diet or worried about losing weight eating curries this may be the book for you!

With dishes from across India, Thailand and Malaysia, you can make your favorite healthy curry at home.

Although it's recipes cater for meat eaters too there are some lovely vegetarian curry recipes too including tarka dhal, chana masala, spiced beetroot with coconut and Mumbai aloo (cumin-scented potatoes). Add to that a selection of pickles and chutneys and you can make a perfectly healthy but delicious curry at home.

If you're looking for healthy recipes then this book is an absolute must for us curry lovers who want to lose weight! customers please follow the link below for:

Slimming World's Curry Feast


  • 100 g red lentils (washed)
  • 450 ml vegetable stock
  • 1 small onion
  • grated or finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic
  • grated or finely chopped
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 " piece ginger
  • grated
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • 2 tsp garam masala
  • 1 red chilli
  • finely chopped
  • 1 large sweet potato
  • diced
  • 1 tbs vegetable oil
  • 2 to 3 tbs choppped fresh coriander (cilantro)
  • Salt to taste

Red Lentil And Sweet Potato Curry

This curry made with red lentils and sweet potato makes an excellent mid week dinner, the flavours are really nice though those spice fiends among you may want to increase the amount of chilli and garam masala slightly. I have also added cardomom seeds and or cumin in the past which gives it a nice, fragrant flavour.

The curried red lentil dahl could also be made with tinned lentils if you want to reduce the cooking time even further.

The thing is, just experiment! If you like a certain spice or ingredient more than others then try substituting it.

  • Prep time: 5 min
  • Cook time: 25 min
  • Ready in: 30 min
  • Yields: 2


  1. Gently fry the onions, garlic, chilli and ginger in the oil over a low/medium heat for about 4-5 minutes stirring all the time to make sure that the garlic doesn't burn.
  2. Add the turmeric and garam masala and stir into the onions and spices until covered.
  3. Transfer the mix to a saucepan and add the lentils, stock and tomatoes bring to a simmer and cook uncovered for 10 minutes, stirring occaisionally.
  4. Add the sweet potato and cook for about anouther 10 to 12 minutes until tender.
  5. The red lentil curry is now ready to serve but is even better if made in advance to this stage and reheated when you are ready to eat.
  6. Before serving heat through, season and stir in the chopped coriander.
  7. Serve with warm naan bread.
  8. As a variation you can try substuting the coriander with spinach, or, how about using butternut squash instead of the sweet potato?
  9. If you do use butternut squash I would increase the cooking time slightly until it is nice and tender.

Cheats Quick And Easy Lentil Curry (With Spinach) - When you don't have time to make the lentil curry from scratch...

Lets face it, we don't always have the time to make our meals from scratch all of the time. When we get in from work, sometimes all we want to do is relax and not spend hours in the kitchen. In that case we want something that will take less than half an hour to cook and be on the table, ready to eat.

This quick and easy lentil curry should take less than 30 minutes to prepare using store cupboard ingredients, and still has a great taste.


  1. Heat the oil in a pan and fry the onions until they have softened. Add the garlic and continue frying for a further 1 to 2 minutes.
  2. Now stir in the curry paste, stir well and fry for another 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. Add the canned tomatoes and lentils together with the stock and bring to the boil.
  4. Reduce the heat and simmer for about 10 minutes.
  5. Now add the spinach, stir and gently heat through. When the spinach is heated through remove the pan from the heat and stir in most of the chopped coriander.
  6. Garnish the curry with the rest of the coriander and serve with warm naan bread.


  • 1 finely chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • crushed and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons curry paste (I use the balti curry paste)
  • 400 g can of chopped tomatoes
  • 400 g can green lentils (drained)
  • 400 g can spinach (drained) or use the equivalent in frozen spinach
  • 150 ml vegetable stock
  • 20 g chopped coriander

Simple One Pot Red Lentil Curry Recipe

This red lentil curry is really easy to make in just one pot!

Adjust the spices to your taste, I like things quite spicy so perhaps would more chilli and curry powder, but it all depends on how you like it.

I like to add some coriander or yoghurt at the end of cooking but if you don't like them, or don't have any, its ok.

Cook Time

Prep Time: 5 mins

Total Time: less than 30 mins

Serves: 3 to 4


  • 1 onion
  • chopped
  • 1 garlic clove
  • crushed
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons curry powder - to your taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 150 g red lentils
  • About 3/4 litre vegetable stock
  • About 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
  • A handful of chopped coriander - optional
  • Tablespoon of plain yoghurt - optional


  1. Rinse the lentils well.
  2. Heat the oil, over a medium heat, in a large Nonstick Saucepan and fry the unions until they are soft and start to go brown.
  3. Add the garlic and spices to the onions in the pan and stir together, then add the lentils and about 600ml of the stock (the rest of the stock may be required if the lentil curry starts to get a bit dry in the cooking).
  4. Turn up the heat and bring the stock to the boil then reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for about 30 minutes until the lentils are tender, adding the rest of the stock a little at a time if the curried lentils start to get dry.
  5. Remove from the heat and stir in the chopped coriander and/or yoghurt if using, spoon into warmed bowls and serve with warm nan bread.

Green Lentil Curry - This green lentil and vegetable curry makes a satisfying mid week supper for 4

As ever, this lentil curry recipe can be made ahead and re heated when you are ready to eat

If you can't get savoy cabbage, or don't like it, then try using kale instead. I find kale to be slightly more bitter than the cabbage but it does work well in this dish.


  • Thumb sized piece of fresh ginger
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 small shallot very finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon tomato puree
  • 1 1/4 cups dried green lentils
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • A good handful chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 100 g green beans
  • 100 g savoy cabbage
  • 1 carrot
  • About 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Salt to taste


  1. Peel and grate the ginger finely and grind the garlic clove to a paste then, in a small jug or bowl, mix them together with the coriander, cumin and about 1/4 cup of water so that you have something resembling a paste.
  2. Chop the beans into lengths of about 3/4", tinly slice the carrot and finely chop the savoy cabbage.
  3. Place the lentils in a saucepan together with about 1 1/4 liters of water, add the turmeric and bring to the boil. Partially cover with the lid and simmer gently for 20 minutes, until the lentils are almost, but not quite, tender. Now add the beans, savoy cabbage, carrot, cayenne and 3/4 of the chopped cilantro, then season with salt. Cook for a further 15 minutes until the lentils and vegetables become tender.
  4. While the lentils are cooking, heat the oil in a small pan and add the cumin seeds and briefly cook (about 5 to 10 seconds) over a high heat until they just begin to sizzle. Next add the shallot, stir and fry for about 1 minute until golden brown. Add the spice paste,stir, and cook for about 2 to 3 minutes, at this stage most of the liquid should have evaporated.
  5. Mix the tomato puree with a tablespoon of water and stir into the shallot and spice mixture and continue cooking, stirring, for another 2 minutes.
  6. Add the cooked spice paste and the rest of the cilantro to the cooked lentils and vegetables, stir well and simmer gently for 5 minutes.
  7. Serve the vegetable and green lentil curry with either naan bread or plain basmati rice.

Lentils, do you love them or hate them?

I have to confess that before I made this vegetarian lentil curry, or lentil dal, I had never tried any vegetarian lentil recipes before, I always thought that lentils were a bland and boring ingredient to cook with, in fact I very rarely cooked meatless recipes at all, I certainly didn't know how to cook dhal.

I now hold my hands up and admit that I was wrong! I think that dal curry made from lentils is great because lentils are good at absorbing the different flavors of the ingredients and spices, and this lentil curry recipe is one of the best lentil recipes ever.

But what is your opinion of lentils?

Do you like lentils as an ingredient when you are cooking?

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Find More Ideas For Great Lentil Recipes

Lots of ideas for lentil recipes

My lentil curry recipe is an easy dinner recipe which gave me a taste for lentils and I wanted to find more ways to use them in recipes, for more ways to use lentils take a look at my Vegetarian Shepherds Pie Recipe, and check out the books below for even more great ideas for lentil recipes.

A Fistful of Lentils: Syrian-Jewish Recipes from Grandma Fritzie's Kitchen
A Fistful of Lentils: Syrian-Jewish Recipes from Grandma Fritzie's Kitchen

Customer Review

This outstanding book deserves at least 10 stars! It rates as one of the best cookbooks I own. The recipes are carefully and beautifully written, as well as delicious. I feel as though Ms. Abadi is standing in my kitchen, by my side, as I prepare each recipe, making sure that it tastes just right. Buy this book, you will be very glad you did.


Lentil Curry And Other Lentil Recipes From Your Favorite Celebrity Chefs - Try more great lentil curry and other lentil recipes

I didn't realise when I made up the recipe for lentil curry on this lens that I even liked lentils, it was the first lentil recipe I tasted that I thought was really yummy!

Since then I have tried other lentil recipes and really enjoyed them, so, experiment, try out some of the lentil recipes from your favourite chefs until you find the lentil recipe that is perfect for you.

This lentil curry recipe is one in my series of 'Healthy Vegetarian Recipes'.
Click the links to view the other recipes.

Easy, Creamy Eggplant (Aubergine)CurryLentil Curry
Potato And Cauliflower CurrySpicy Leek And Potato SoupCelery Soup
Parsnip SoupEasy Onion SoupCurried Lentil Soup

Have You Tried This Lentil Curry Recipe? - If you have something to say about this lentil curry recipe please leave me a note here.

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      JudyDunn 8 years ago

      I am a big fan of curry, and this looks like a recipe I will have to try. Your lens is just beautiful as well. Lovely layout.

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      ArtSiren LM 8 years ago

      Sounds delicious. Good tip for getting 'lump-free' garlic by grating it. I normally whack it with the side of my knife, and then grind it with a little salt, still using the flat side of the knife blade. It would be nice to welcome you to my group 'The Curry Temple' if you're interested.

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      seegreen 8 years ago

      Yum! I make a curry lentil soup just by throwing in some cooked onion, lentils and curry powder into a pot of water. I will have to try this one. Looks good!

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      Snozzle 8 years ago

      I'm a veggie and love curry so this is a perfect lens! A definite 5*.



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      anonymous 8 years ago

      This sounds really yummy! I mostly use lentils in soups to bulk them up and make them more filling but I am definitely going to try your recipe I’m sure the family will love it.

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      seegreen 8 years ago

      Hi, I wanted to let you know that I added this lens to my tasty vegetarian recipes lens.

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      Thomas F. Wuthrich 8 years ago from Michigan

      An excellent lens. I have lentils fairly regularly, and have even made moong dal a couple of times. Never had them altogether, but will definitely try this recipe.

      Favoriting and lensrolling.

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      Mary 7 years ago from Chicago area

      Love the complexity of Indian flavors, esp. when the recipe is not too difficult. Beautifully done.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I made this the other day and added aubergines as you suggested. Had to come back to tell you it was fantastic! Thanks for the recipe.

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      Barry Wah Lee 7 years ago from Auckland

      We sell a lot of these lentils and spices in our shop,so it was great to have a read.

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      Sniff It Out 7 years ago

      Thank you so much for the blessing Brenda! I wasn't crazy about lentils either until I made this but they really aren't that bad if you do manage to get up the nerve to try them again :) [in reply to Treasures-By-Brenda]

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      leahthemoose 7 years ago

      This is a fantastic recipe, I am certainly going to try it! I am such a huge fan of lentil curry since living on 'dal bhat' the staple diet in Nepal for 4 months! I have made an article about my time living with a family in Nepal, with a section called 'Learning to love lentils!', feel free to check it out if you are interested:

      My Nepali Family


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      Lloyd Pinto 7 years ago from Mumbai

      Wonderful lens. The layout and content are awesome. Rated and Faved and Lensrolled to my lens on Dal Makhani

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      AlisonMeacham 7 years ago

      I am vegetarian and love using lentils. This looks like a great recipe. Squid Angel Blessings to you

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I love your recipes, but there is no need to put your fans through the pain of of cleaning lentils and cooking them for hours. They are legumes and whether you do the work yourself or buy organicic (cooked) cans, they have been thoroughly cooked. Same goes for beans.

      I totally agree that a curried lentil dish is best served the next day after the flavors meld. It's just so hard to not eat it the night before!

      Have you seen whf,com? I love how this site cooks (sautees) onions, garlic, and a ton of vegetables in vegetable broth instead of frying them. I'll never fry again. Try it: you may want to repost this recipe.

      Also: I just printed out your recipe for celery soup. 11 pages in full color! You know you can do better than that.

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      Sniff It Out 7 years ago

      @anonymous: Yes Jamie, you can use canned lentils, however, using the dried lentils costs so much less. Imagine how many cans you will have to buy to make the same number of lentil curry that you will get from the dried ones... worth a little extra effort I think.

      You make a good point about printing off the recipes, thank you. I am in the process of making printable versions of all my recipes.

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      jjj1 6 years ago

      Thanks for this - I'm vegetarian but my partner's not so if this is something non-veggies can enjoy then it's one of those rare meals where we can eat the same food!!

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      ShamanicShift 6 years ago

      I've have tried other versions of Lentil Curry and I have bookmarked this to come back and give this one a stir next.

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      CCGAL 6 years ago

      I love lentils and I like curry, so I'm pretty sure I'm going to like it when I try this recipe. Good job - and thanks for sharing!

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      SofiaMann 6 years ago

      It looks delicious. I'll try. I really like the curry. Thank you.

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      ssuthep 6 years ago

      I love lentils. Your recipe here looks yummylicious. Will have to try it out. Great lens.

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      thesuccess2 6 years ago

      Lentil curry yum, yum, I'm no vegetarian but love to eat vegetarian meals. 5 Star Lens

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      howtocurecancer 6 years ago

      great receipt! I love curry.

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      Deborah Swain 6 years ago from Rome, Italy

      I've been a vegetarian for 24 years, but I never tire of finding new recipes! A fantastic lens and very stylish too...have added it to my Delicious bookmarks (where i keep my online recipes!)

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      NarrowPathPubli 6 years ago

      Lentil curry...mmm. And I can afford to make it too.

      Gavi and I both hate chopping onions. I try to get the pre-cut ones whenever possible.

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      Slothlover LM 6 years ago

      I'm a vegetarian and I love lentils. This recipe looks awesome!

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      Sue Mah 6 years ago from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

      I like lentil curry though I am not a vegetarian. In fact i love other types of Indian food too.

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      Enigmaa8 6 years ago

      Love lentil curry (daal) it's one of my comfort foods. Definitely agree that it tastes even better the next day yumm :)

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      mockingbird999 6 years ago

      I do eat meat, but I also like the occasional veggie recipe. This sounds pretty good.

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      Jhangora LM 6 years ago

      This is one cool curry I'd like my mom to prepare for me. Veg is much more healthy than non-veg. Thanx a lot for giving a push to the vegans.

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      noobeegin 6 years ago

      I have not had too many recipes with lentils. However, I love to look at the many varieties. They are so colorful.

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      artgoodman lm 6 years ago

      Thanks for the tip on grating the garlic. This looks delicious, can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing this great lens

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I love Indian food too - I've got to try out this recipe sometime :)

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      My three great loves - food, vegetarian, Indian - all rolled into one. Who says veggie food is boring?

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      jackieb99 6 years ago

      Mmmm....I love lentil curry.

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      compugraphd 6 years ago


      I haven't tried this yet, but I love curry spices and I also eat lots of lentils (I'm a long time vegan)

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      Ereinion 6 years ago

      A wonderful recipe!! I love vegetarian food and I am fan of Indian curry as well!

      This lens is certainly and important addition to my list of meal choices ;)

      Many thanks for the great work!!

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      caketech 6 years ago

      I love Indian curry too! Great lens!

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      rlivermore 6 years ago

      This sounds delicious. I love Indian food!

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      jojokaya lm 6 years ago

      I love lentils. great lens

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      costumesngifts 6 years ago

      lentils are definitely great substitutes for meat and can hold the curry flavor on its own. see! who says healthy isn't delicious?

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      grandma deal 6 years ago

      Very Interesting. I'll have to try the Lentil Curry Recipe. I Liked, Favorited and as his is a good-health lens and I've lensrolled it to my healthy bread recipe lenses in addition to my two newest lenses. It's nice that you're here.

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      ngio64 6 years ago

      I never ate curry, I will have to break down and try it with this recipe. I love lentils.

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      oliviavanlogum lm 6 years ago

      I've started to dabble in curry recipes, but I've never tried cooking with lentils before.

      This seems like a really tasty, but healthy recipe, so I can't wait to give it a go!

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      darciefrench lm 6 years ago

      Sounds delicious, I love curry. Love how you've presented the information on the lens. Angel blessed.

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      valsquidoo 6 years ago

      Love the eggplant idea!

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      Stacy Birch 6 years ago

      Great lens, I want to try to make the curry.

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      NoYouAreNot 6 years ago

      A vegetarian lentil-curry absolute stop! I like your layout very much, it's a mini e-magazino / booklet on veggie, Indian and lentils. Elegant too. I suggest you add a bookmarking widget, definitely worth bookmarking it.

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      Sniff It Out 6 years ago

      @NoYouAreNot: Thanks for the suggestion. I have now added a bookmarking widget to the lens.

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      Bill 6 years ago from Gold Coast, Australia

      I actually had a lentil curry last night. I eat mainly a diet of raw foods but as it is coming into winter here, I like to eat more warming foods, so lentil curries are always one of the first things I go for. Very nice with steamed veggies through it and then poured over a bed of lettuce!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I came back to let you know how this lentil curry turned out. I thought it was great! I added some frozen spinach and some yogurt while it was reheating, the yogurt made the curry a little bit more creamy and I thought improved it. I didn't think that my husband would like lentil curry (he doesn't like much if it doesn't have meat in it) but he cleared his bowl. I will definitely be making this again. Thank you!

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      Bercton1 6 years ago

      lentil is a grand dish, very tasty. Great lens

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I am going to try out your lentil curry recipe today, I have learned to like to cook with lentils because they help to lower my blood sugar levels.

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      littlelotus 6 years ago

      not yet but I'm going to. I miss home-cooked Indian dishes.... dhal included, n especially eggplant curry. thanks for the recipes here... great lens :)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Great lens! I will pass it on to my daughter who is a vegetarian. I am getting more interested in cooking after watching Master Chef Australia!

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      achraf lm 6 years ago

      I'm not a vegetarian but I love some of these veg recipes! thanks a lot

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      Muzzie4848 6 years ago

      I think that most good and tasty recipes are simple and use fresh ingreditents. I love curries and I thank you for all of your wonderful recipes. I look forward to testing them out.

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      Pam Irie 6 years ago from Land of Aloha

      My husband is a huge lover of curry so this should be on my to make list. Thank you!

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      arrogantwriter 6 years ago

      I love lentils. Thanks for this great lens.

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      shiwangipeshwani 6 years ago

      very nicely complied lens. Such a simple layout and very informative articles. Thnx for sharing. I also have a few lenses on food and cooking just have a look and do let me know if any improvement you suggest.

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      Lee Williams 6 years ago from North Carolina

      a new lentil recipe for me to try! kewl!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I like lentil curry.Interesting and useful recipe.

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      'Vikk Simmons 6 years ago from Houston

      Haven't tried a lentil curry but I used to have a great Egyptian lentil salad that I adored.

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      WorldVisionary3 5 years ago

      What a nice lens! I just love lentil curry and now my stomach is rumbling!

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      MoonMaa 5 years ago

      I like lentils. Nice lens you have.

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      Lenskeeper 5 years ago

      I haven't tried this yet, but I love both lentil dishes and Indian food. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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      clouda9 lm 5 years ago

      This recipe for lentil curry and the variations that you offer up are simply wonderful! *Blessed today ;) PS Found you on the SquidHuddle today.

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      Mike_W 5 years ago

      Thanks. I'm trying to get into a few more vegetarian foods and this looks yum!

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      Panela 5 years ago

      I really liked the lentil curry recipe, what an original combination! Thanx (=

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      Peggy Hazelwood 5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      I have not tried this yet but plan to after I buy the lentils and mung beans. It sounds delicious!

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      BellParc 5 years ago

      lentils are great for vegetarians - im a steak man though!

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      filmic 5 years ago

      nice lens - "i wonder how many lentils i've eaten in my lifetime..."

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Wonderful recipes, I love lentils of all kind, they are very healthy foods for us. This is getting a Squid Angle blessing ... Congratulations on a very healthy and helpful page.

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      Mark Falco 5 years ago from Reno, Nevada

      I haven't met a curry I didn't like so I'm sure I'd love this too. I can't get my wife to eat lentils though so I guess I'll be eating alone when I do make it :)

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      NoobWriter LM 5 years ago

      Great lens

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      NoobWriter LM 5 years ago

      I will try it

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      TheSwedishLady 5 years ago

      My future daughter-in-law is a vegetarian. Very excited about trying your recipe.

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      TheFoodDigest 5 years ago

      I've never tried lentil curry but I may have to try this one. Sounds delicious.

      Great lens.

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      StellaSingles 5 years ago

      i'm going to try this out tonight!

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      Melissa Banigan 5 years ago

      Looks delicious- can't wait to try it! Lentils and mung beans = yum!

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      humzayunas 5 years ago

      Ymmmm this is the bestest way and my favorite recipie thanks for lens

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      anaamhussain 5 years ago

      Yup you have some great recipes here. All my dad can eat is dhal of any sort so always looking for some new recipes. Great stuff you got. Thanx a ton :)

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      compugraphd 5 years ago


      Too late to cook right now, but I think I'll try that -- I love Curry and I love lentils and beans.

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      irenemaria 5 years ago from Sweden

      Oh maan. my saliva is all over the keyboard!

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      AlleyCatLane 5 years ago

      I'm not crazy about curry, but I love lentil soup. Time to whip up a batch. I might try your recipe though. It's been decades since I tried curry and other Indian dishes. Maybe it would taste better to me no I am older. Great lens for those who do love curry and lentils.

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      Rhonda Albom 5 years ago from New Zealand

      Lentil curry sounds great. My daughter has just become a vegetarian, so we are busy looking for new ideas. Blessed.

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      ScottHolt 5 years ago

      Great lense! Very well put together

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Delicious! Great ideas and information!

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      CarynJSwift56889 5 years ago

      bean and milk would be good for me

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      flightofdestiny2 5 years ago

      Great lens. I love your ideas and can't wait to try them out for myself!

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      Jules Corriere 5 years ago from Jonesborough TN

      Fabulous looking recipe-- and I absolutely agree with you about finishing off with cilantro. It makes it. Also- thank you for the tip about making it the day ahead, so the flavor has time to really develop. Great Lens!

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      Steve Jones 5 years ago from Birmingham UK

      Excellent - I love lentiles. Very good lense indeed

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      jaredsgirl 5 years ago

      Very nice lens. Great work. Im gonna have to try the lentil curry with spinach. Thanks!

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      MelissaRodgz 5 years ago

      This is a beautiful looking lens. i have been looking for tasty vegetarian recipes. I can't wait to try this.

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      SilmarwenLinwelin 5 years ago

      Lentils is a food that I never liked much and I'm trying to find recipes which would make them seem more "promising" . Your lentil curry sounds interesting and I will definitely try it!

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      thailandecotour 5 years ago

      nice lens... i love lentils... will try the recipes soon

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      Asinka Fields 5 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Such a detailed and beautiful lens on lentils! Keep it up ....

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      This recipe looks wonderful. I love Indian food, and there's no Indian restaurant where I live, so I need to learn to make my own. Lentil Dal is one of my favorites. Thanks!

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      Domique21 5 years ago

      I am not really a vegetarian but I like it because of healthy benefits not the taste really.LOL

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      ce2consulting 5 years ago

      I love lentils and I'm looking forward to trying this recipe. Very nicely done lens!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I think this is the first time I've ever had a craving for lentils.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Always love spicy food and will try this lentils curry when the next time ,I visit the restaurant near my home.Thank you for your ideal

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      kitchentinker 5 years ago

      What a great lens presentation!...and the recipe, curry is one of my favorites and so is lentil.Great collection of lentil recipes too. I guess i'll try them one by one...thanks for sharing.

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      Cathy Slaght 5 years ago from St. Petersburg, Fl

      Have saved this as a favorite and looks like I'll be doing some cooking!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      thank you for such a great lens. I love curry but hadn't thought about lentil curry until last night while watching celebrity masterchef

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      TheGourmetCoffe 5 years ago

      Lentils are a favorite in our family and often featured in our meals! Great lens and recipes, thanks for sharing.

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      Kim 5 years ago from Yonkers, NY

      I've included this lens as a featured lens on my 'The Beauty Balm' lens.

      Do you possibly have any other vegitarian/vegan lenses?

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      GirlLovesNature1 5 years ago

      Yum! I make lentil curry quite a lot, but the flavour never turns out quite right. I'll definitely be trying this.

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      eganj1 5 years ago

      i love lentil curry, my mouth is watering reading your page

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      Mermaiden 5 years ago

      I really enjoyed your lens and enjoyed learning about how healthy lentils are. I don't cook but I thought it was so interesting how just adding an extra ingredient can change the whole dish!

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      'Vikk Simmons 5 years ago from Houston

      You wrote about one of my favorite foods. Great page and full of good iinfo. Thanks.

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      timelapselove 5 years ago

      Love lentils, never even thought of lentil curry. Awesome recipe!

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      privresearch 5 years ago

      Great lens! I added a link on my "Vegan Recipes for Picky Eaters" lens

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      HuntAndFishGuides 5 years ago

      Way to go, finding a great way to combine 2 of my favorite ingredients into one great recipe!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Fabulous tips thanks. I usually add eggplant to my curry just as you have suggested. Thanks for another healthy eating option

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      Lisa Musser 5 years ago from Kansa, USA

      Very good lens on lentil curry, I have just started trying out some Indian food recipes.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      beautifully presented lens that would give inspiration to even the most avid meat eater

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      earthybirthymum 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      What a great lense. Lentils and Curry are great together, especially in soup

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      squidshe 5 years ago

      Great way to use lentils in a recipe

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      enjoyed my visit on your lens, great lookin' healthy food, blessed and liked this.

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      mercin12 5 years ago

      Lentils are so versatile. I love them in many things.

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      KandH 5 years ago

      I love curry, this is a great recipe with so many useful tips - thanks!

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      Mark Whitman 5 years ago from London

      Brilliant suggestions for Veggies!

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      SimpleSocialSolution 5 years ago

      We are big fan's on Curry! Great recipe i tried it out tonight, it was so taste! x

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      laurenrich 5 years ago

      I am not a vegetarian, but I love cooking with curry. I might just try this recipe. Thanks

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      Inkhand 5 years ago

      Looks tasty, I will try your lentil curry recipe.

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      SplashPro 5 years ago

      Not much of a veggie fan but will give your recipe a try.

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      Linda Pogue 5 years ago from Missouri

      I have been looking for lentil recipes. Thanks. Blessings!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Thanks, I have really enjoyed your Lentil recipes.

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      ernad18 5 years ago

      vegetables are good food because it contains a lot of vegetable protein and fiber.

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      TheHealthCabin 5 years ago

      I don't think people realise that a curry is so much better if left to 'mature' overnight! Great lens, Thank you.

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      lyttlehalfpint 5 years ago from Canada

      WIl definitely be trying out these recipes next curry night, thanks.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Yum. I love curry and often use red lentils. The more tips I can get, the better!

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      phpdeveloperindia 5 years ago

      I love curry

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      CanterPR 5 years ago

      these look awesome. Can't wait to try the recipes.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Im not a vegetarian!

      But i really gonna try some of your recipes its looks very good!

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      SophiaStar LM 5 years ago

      Thank you for putting all these great lentil recipes in one lens!

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      imlifestyle 5 years ago

      Please share more healthy alternatives. Thanks

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      blondebecky 5 years ago

      so gonna try this, great lens for all veg people out there, thank-you

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      Lauriej1 5 years ago

      Awesome lens!!!! I can't wait to try this recipe!!

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      AudreyRosenchild 5 years ago

      I make lentil dhal frequently and tried your Vegetarian Indian Lentil Curry Recipe. It's very tasty and I'll definitely add it to my recipe box!

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      kevingomes13 lm 5 years ago

      mhhhhm I love lentil curry

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      Zhana 5 years ago

      Thanks for posting this. Lentil curry is one of my signature dishes. Did you know that adding spinach makes it really special? Also, I recommend serving it with mango chutney and lime pickle.

      People need more healthy vegetarian recipes like yours.

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      MelonyVaughan 5 years ago

      I love lentils. They have such a rich flavor.

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      AussieAnnie LM 5 years ago

      Great love curry good to have a change from meat. You may like to look at my lens

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      ChinaGal 5 years ago

      This sounds delicious - I love lentils:)

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      writer4 5 years ago

      Hey thanks for this lens..going over to check out some more vegetarian recipes.

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      elsiesflat 5 years ago

      going to have to give this a try. Thank youj.

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      sousababy 5 years ago

      Oh I agree, most curries are better the next day. I have only had lentil soup actually, so thank you for this splendid recipe. Stay well, Rose

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Hmm... you make this sound a lot yummier and tastier... 'coz this is staple to where I come from! :)

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      Nancy Johnson 5 years ago from Mesa, Arizona

      I love the recipes and other tips shared on this lens. I hope to add more Lentil Curry to our menu for good health.

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      Mayapearl 5 years ago

      I like this easy daahl recipe and will try it tomorrow with the added spinach and some basmatti rice.

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      SheilaMilne 5 years ago from Kent, UK

      I make dahl fairly frequently but normally I use only one type of lentil at a time. I must try mixing them - I'd never thought of that before now.

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      JenaleeMortensen 4 years ago

      Thanks for sharing this recipe. My first experience with lentils was on a visit to northern Idaho. Every dish they had at this dinner was made with lentils. I liked them all and I've learned to cook with lentils, but I haven't tried curried lentils. I'll have to try it.

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      DIY Mary 4 years ago

      I like lentils a lot and am always looking for new lentil recipes. Yours looks really yummy!

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      CristianStan 4 years ago

      I've never had curry, but I'm dying to try it just once. I wonder if it would be good to include in my diet. It's spicy, so it might be a winner.

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      clayva 4 years ago

      My aunt used to put curry into everything! I use it occasionally now as my kids aren't too fond of the flavour. But, great lense, thanks!

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      LouiseKirkpatrick 4 years ago from Berkshire, United Kingdom

      I love lentils and I stick spinach in most things I cook (except desserts of course :P ). Friday night is curry-from-scratch-night in my house, so guess what's on the menu next week :)

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      meltyourmansheart 4 years ago

      I will be trying these recipes. I purchased some lentils because i read they had health benefits. I misplaced the recipe i had. Thanks for putting a variety of lentil recipes on your lens.

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      Vampiressa 4 years ago

      I do love curried lentils and vegetables, much better than curried meats. I am not a vegetarian generally, but don't each much meat anymore... This lentil recipe looks marvellous, must try it...

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      Kay Rennie 4 years ago from Melbourne

      Thanks for this. Always looking for good lentil recipes.

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      Mary Norton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I like the variations you introduced here. Will certainly try it.

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      Mary Norton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      This is worth a blessing but I think it already had its 5. Will come back another day.

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      Sniff It Out 4 years ago

      @aesta1: Thank you aesta1 :-)

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      Reichenbach 3 years ago

      I have added this to my book-marked recipes because it looks so yummy! :D

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      Anja Toetenel 3 years ago from The Hague, the Netherlands

      Wonderful ideas making me hungry already (it's in the morning here, hehehe). This Lens is now in my bookmarks, because I really want to try out your lovely recipes! Thanks!

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      mina009 3 years ago

      Seems very tasty and healthy!

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      capritaylor 3 years ago from Oklahoma, United States

      Nicely done lens that is giving me a lot of inspiration for cooking healthier, meatless meals. Thanks for sharing all of your exotic recipes and expertise. Can't wait to try some.

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      Tami-Lynn 3 years ago from North Vancouver

      Thanks for the great lense....i love your recipes and have most of the ingredients. I will be experimenting with them:)

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      cmeverything 3 years ago

      I'm on a slow carb diet, and live in Chiang Mai where mung beans are soooo cheap - will definitely give this recipe a try.

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      flycatcherrr 3 years ago

      Perfect meal for a chilly damp autumn day! Also, lentil curry is so very healthy, one can feel quite free to indulge in the dessert. ;)

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      LaidBackGuy 3 years ago

      Great lens - I love a good curry, lentil or other! :-)

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      PriyabrataSingh 3 years ago

      First of all i was truly impressed by the presentation of the recipe.As i went through the lens it was a great clear cut work and i am surely going to try it.

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      mohinipuranik 3 years ago

      I love curry...delicious lens..:)

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      KathyZ1 3 years ago

      Never think there are so many ways to make curry. Will try your receips.

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      I can make this whenever my friend comes over. Thanks

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      ssphia 3 years ago

      Great recipes! Sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing!

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      Jackie Jackson 3 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      Hi! Just to let you know that as the Squidoo 'Spot On UK' contributor I've chosen this recipe as curry of the day and promoted it on social media :) Hope it helps!

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      Jackie Jackson 3 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      P.S. I've also added it to this page:

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      Nithya Venkat aka Vellur 3 years ago from Dubai

      Great recipes!

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      Paula Hite 3 years ago from Virginia

      Love this! It's been featured on our Google+ page today! Come and check it out!

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      Tanya Jones 3 years ago from Texas USA

      I can never get lentils to come out right. This lens makes me want to try again.

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      AnuradhaM 3 years ago

      I just loved your lens..It is good that you know so much about Indian curries..:)

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      webgirl256 3 years ago

      This looks so good!

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      hqbaldwin 2 years ago

      I'm a Lentil Lover and an occasional Curry liker so I must try this soon - looks yummy!

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