Updated: Mar 21, 2021
A vegan lentil recipe may sound unappealing at first. Before reading this, break the rules which make you think that healthy is not tasty.
I guarantee you that this will be one of the best and healthiest meals you can cook with the ingredients you have. No need to have fancy oils or extracts.
So, stop fooling yourself with so-called vegan and gluten-free recipes, and read this!
What Do You Need?
Lentils (preboiled lentils cook faster) - a cupful
Curry powder - 2.5 teaspoonful
Cumin - 1.5 teaspoonful
Turmeric - 1.5 teaspoonful
Red chili powder - 1/2 teaspoonful
Ginger - 1-2 inch piece
Black pepper - 1 teaspoonful
Salt - up to you
Garlic - 3 cloves
Lemon juice - 1/4 of a lemon
Tomato paste - 1 full tablespoonful
Red pepper paste - 3/4 tablespoonful
Parsley - 5-6 sprigs
Let's get to cooking!
How to make this gourmet meal?
1. Pour some olive oil into your pan. As the oil gets hot, toast your chopped up garlic, and ginger for 2-3 minutes.
2. Add the seasoning (curry, turmeric, cumin, chili powder, black pepper, salt). Let them brown by stirring consistently for 40-60 seconds.
3. Add the tomato and pepper paste, lentils, and some water to let the lentils cook. Cover the pan, and wait till the lentils soften.
Stir the pan a few times and pour some more water if the curry gets so dry.
4. When the lentils are soft enough, remove the pan from the heat. Add the lemon juice and stir the curry.
Decorate with parsley and bon appétit!