We bring you a great recipe for red curry with vegetables and lentils, mostly if you are trying to eat a healthy plant based diet!!!

YIELD:  4 – 6 Servings


This recipe is an inspiration from my dear friend Pratibha, who make amazing Indian food.  Since this is my first attempt of making a red curry I did some research to find if you brown the vegetables first it deepens the flavor.  I used dried Ancho Chile peppers, which I purchased at a small Hispanic grocery store, as in the regular grocery store they are hard ( the peppers should be somewhat soft).  I feel it will turn out good if you would like to use fresh peppers as well.  I served it over Basmati rice. 


  •  4 T Olive Oil
  • 1 sweet potato, peeled and cut into one inch cubes
  • Cauliflower, one inch flowerets, about the same amount as the potato
  • Broccoli,  one inch flowerets, about the same amount as the potato
  • 1 medium sweet onion, rough chopped
  • 3 to 4 T red curry paste
  • 3 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 T fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 Ancho Chile peppers, remove seeds and chop
  • 1 t ground turmeric
  • 1 cup red lentils, rinsed
  • 1 32 Oz carton vegetable stock
  • 2 t kosher salt, or to taste
  • 1 13 Oz can coconut milk
  • 13 Oz bag of fresh baby spinach
  • Juice of one lime, optional
  • Fresh chopped cilantro, optional
  • Toasted unsweetened coconut flakes, optional


  1. In a Dutch oven heat three tablespoons of olive oil over medium high heat sauté potato, cauliflower, and broccoli until brown, about 7 to 10 minutes.  Transfer to a bowl.
  2. Reduce heat to medium low and add remaining olive oil.  Add onion and cook until translucent, about 5 minutes.  Add curry, garlic, ginger, peppers and turmeric and cook just until fragrant, about 1 minute
  3. Add stock, lentils, salt and vegetables.  Raise heat and bring to boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, for about 25 minutes.  The lentils will be slightly tender. 
  4. Add coconut milk and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the liquid reduces and the lentils become creamy and are starting to fall apart, about 20 minutes
  5. Add spinach, stirring to wilt, about 3 minutes.  Adjust salt if needed.  Remove from heat and add lime juice
  6. Serve over rice, topping with cilantro and coconut
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7 Replies to “Red Curry with Vegetables and Lentils”

  1. I’m definitely making this!! Or at least I’ll get all the ingredients and then invite y’all over to cook it!! 😀 Love y’all!!

    1. Thanks, Steph. We’re excited about getting back to blogging. Harris has now retired from his full-time job and looking to devote more time to our blog. So much has changed in WordPress its going to take us a bit of time to get it fully running. Harris will also be creating a segment on here to showcase his new passion – creative photography where he will be selling his note cards. Stay tuned and thanks again for following our blog.

      Best regards,

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