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Red Lentil Curry (Vegan, Gluten Free)

 
This recipe is vegetarian.vegetarian
This recipe is vegan.vegan
This recipe can be made gluten free by choosing gluten-free versions of basic ingredients commonly found in supermarkets or online.gluten-free
This recipe can be made completely dairy-free.dairy-free
 
One serving costs about $0.43

$0.43 per serving

1 people like this recipe

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This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

8 vegetarian,vegan,gluten-free,dairy-free,gluten free,dairy free,lacto ovo vegetarian,vegan side dish Indian,Asian
spoonacular Score:56%

Spoonacular Score: 56%

 

The recipe Red Lentil Curry (Vegan, Gluten Free) is ready in roughly 45 minutes and is definitely a great gluten free and vegan option for lovers of Indian food. For 38 cents per serving, this recipe covers 10% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. This recipe makes 8 servings with 123 calories, 7g of protein, and 2g of fat each. 1 person has made this recipe and would make it again. If you have vegetable oil, chili powder, ginger root, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 57%. This score is pretty good. Try [] Red Lentil (Dhal) Curry, Vegan Friendly, Gluten Free, Sweet Lentil Brussel Burger (gluten-free, Vegan, Soy-free), and Gluten-Free Vegan Walnut and Oat Brownies (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Flourless, Dairy-Free, No Refined Sugar) for similar recipes.

Asian works really well with Chenin Blanc, Gewurztraminer, and Riesling. The best wine for Asian food depends on the cuisine and dish - of course - but these acidic whites pair with a number of traditional meals, spicy or not. The Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc - Viognier with a 4.1 out of 5 star rating seems like a good match. It costs about 13 dollars per bottle.

Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc - Viognier

The 2014 release of this intriguing blend delights the nose with a charming bouquet of enticing aromas of fresh Meyer lemon, fuzzy peach, ripe honeydew melon and yellow plum, mingled with touches of citrus blossom and white tea. The clean, vibrant palate enters with juicy pomelo, sweet lychee and honeyedtangerine fruits, balanced by vibrant acidity and hints of yellow apple and key lime pie that last through the crisp and refreshing finish.With its balanced acidity, this versatile wine pairs well with a number of dishes, from light salads to seafood to, most notably, foods with a hint of spiciness - its subtle sweetness provides balance alongside a touch of heat. Try Chenin Blanc + Viognier with a flavorful Thai curry, a sushi dish, such asa spicy tuna roll, or seared halibut. Blend: 80% Chenin Blanc, 20% Viognier

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Ingredients

Servings:
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp brown sugar
brown sugar
1 tsp
1 tsp chili powder
chili powder
1 tsp
1 tsp cinnamon
cinnamon
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp curry powder
curry powder
1 tsp
1 tsp fennel
fennel
2 clove
2 clove garlic
garlic
1 tsp
1 tsp ginger root
ginger root
1 tsp
1 tsp ground cumin
ground cumin
1 tsp
1 tsp ground turmeric
ground turmeric
1 tsp
1 tsp mustard seed
mustard seed
1 cup
1 cup split red lentils
split red lentils
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp salt
salt
0.25 cups
0.25 cups tomato puree
tomato puree
2 large
2 large red tomatoes
red tomatoes
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp vegetable oil
vegetable oil
1 large
1 large diced yellow onion
diced yellow onion
1 Tbsp brown sugar
1 Tbsp
brown sugar
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp
chili powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp
cinnamon
1 Tbsp curry powder
1 Tbsp
curry powder
1 tsp fennel
1 tsp
fennel
2 clove garlic
2 clove
garlic
1 tsp ginger root
1 tsp
ginger root
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp
ground cumin
1 tsp ground turmeric
1 tsp
ground turmeric
1 tsp mustard seed
1 tsp
mustard seed
1 cup split red lentils
1 cup
split red lentils
1 Tbsp salt
1 Tbsp
salt
0.25 cups tomato puree
0.25 cups
tomato puree
2 large red tomatoes
2 large
red tomatoes
1 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 Tbsp
vegetable oil
1 large diced yellow onion
1 large
diced yellow onion

Equipment

mixing bowl
mixing bowl
sauce pan
sauce pan
frying pan
frying pan
pot
pot
mixing bowl
mixing bowl
sauce pan
sauce pan
frying pan
frying pan
pot
pot


Instructions

  1. Wash the lentils in cold water until the water runs clear (this is very important or the lentils will get "scummy"), put the lentils in a medium sized pot with water to cover and simmer until lentils tender. This should take 10-15 minutes.
  2. While the lentils are cooking: In a large skillet or saucepan, caramelize the onions in vegetable oil.
  3. While the onions are cooking, combine the mustard seed, cinnamon, fennel, curry powder, turmeric, cumin, chili powder, salt, sugar, garlic, and ginger in a mixing bowl. Mix well. When the onions are cooked, add the curry mixture to the onions and cook over a high heat stirring constantly for 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. Stir in the tomatoes and tomato puree and reduce heat, allow the curry base to simmer until the lentils are ready. When the lentils are tender drain them briefly (they should have absorbed most of the water but you don't want the curry to be too sloppy). Mix the curry base into the lentils and serve immediately.

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $0.44
Ingredient
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon curry powder
1 teaspoon fennel
2 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon ginger root
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
1 teaspoon mustard seed
1 cup split red lentils
1 tablespoon salt
¼ cups tomato puree
2 larges red tomatoes
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 large diced yellow onion
Price
$0.04
$0.09
$0.08
$0.31
$0.02
$0.13
$0.01
$0.13
$0.10
$0.15
$0.51
$0.02
$0.14
$1.37
$0.06
$0.33
$3.49

Tips

Health Tips

  • Before you pass up garlic because you don't want the bad breath that comes with it, keep in mind that the compounds that cause garlic breath also offer a lot of health benefits. Garlic has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. If you really want to get the most health benefits out of your garlic, choose Spanish garlic, which contains the most allicin (one of garlic's most beneficial compounds).

  • Although the body needs salt to survive, most of us get too much. The problem with consuming too much salt (what chemists call "sodium chloride") is actually the sodium part, which is why people concerned about high blood pressure go on low-sodium diets. If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet, you can try salt substitutes like potassium chloride or try to make do with less salt by using more black pepper, herbs, and spices.

  • If you're trying to cut back on sugar, consider replacing some of the sugar in this recipe with a sweetener like Stevia or Splenda. If you're against these kinds of sweeteners, start reducing the amount of real sugar you use until your tastebuds adjust.

  • Be conscious of your choice of cooking oils. Some studies have shown that vegetable oils like safflower oil, sunflower oil, and canola oil might actually contribute to heart disease. Olive oil is a good alternative for low temperature cooking, while coconut oil is a recent favorite for high temperature cooking. Do your research!

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Cooking Tips

  • Keeping ginger on hand all the time doesn't mean you have to buy bottled ginger. Instead, freeze fresh ginger whole and grate what you need while its still frozen.

  • Just a head's up: tomatoes shouldn't be refrigerated! They will lose their flavor and probably get mushy too. For more on selecting and storing tomatoes and other vegetables, check out the academy.

  • There are two types of cinnamon. The more expensive and rarer type is Ceylon cinnamon (considered to be "true cinnamon"). The cinnamon most common in North America is cassia cinnamon. Though the flavor is certainly similar, Ceylon cinnamon is said to be more subtle yet also more complex.

  • Here's a trick for peeling garlic quickly. Put the garlic clove on your cutting board. Take a knife with a thick blade and place the blade flat across the garlic clove (the clove should be closer to the handle than the middle of the blade). Whack down on the flat side of the blade with your free hand to smoosh the garlic a bit. Done correctly, the skin will peel right off.

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Green Tips

  • Tomatoes, especially cherry tomatoes, should be bought organic when possible. Moreover, buying tomatoes from your local farmers' market when they are in season is going to make your dish much, much tastier, not to mention more eco-friendly. In fact, we recommend using canned — or better yet, jarred?tomato products when tomatoes aren't in season instead of buying imported or greenhouse-grown tomatoes.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
128 Calories
6g Protein
2g Total Fat
20g Carbs
14% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
128
6%

Fat
2g
4%

  Saturated Fat
1g
10%

Carbohydrates
20g
7%

  Sugar
4g
5%

Cholesterol
0.0mg
0%

Sodium
884mg
38%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
6g
14%

Fiber
8g
34%

Folate
121µg
30%

Manganese
0.52mg
26%

Vitamin B1
0.23mg
16%

Iron
2mg
15%

Phosphorus
131mg
13%

Potassium
425mg
12%

Vitamin C
10mg
12%

Vitamin B6
0.22mg
11%

Magnesium
41mg
11%

Vitamin A
516IU
10%

Copper
0.19mg
10%

Zinc
1mg
9%

Vitamin K
6µg
6%

Vitamin B5
0.6mg
6%

Vitamin E
0.89mg
6%

Vitamin B3
1mg
6%

Selenium
3µg
4%

Vitamin B2
0.08mg
4%

Calcium
37mg
4%

covered percent of daily need

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