Thai Red Lentil Coconut Curry

  • 5 Mins

    Prep Time

  • 25–30 Mins

    Cook Time

  • 4


  • 430


  • 10g


  • 70.5g


  • 17g




  • 1 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Medium Onion, diced
  • 1 Cup Red Lentils, rinsed
  • – Seasoning –
  • 3 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 Tsp Cumin
  • 1 Tsp Coriander
  • 1 Tsp Ground Ginger
  • ¼ Tsp Ground Turmeric
  • ⅛ Tsp Cayenne Pepper (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp Brown Sugar (optional)
  • – Liquids –
  • 1 Can (14 Oz.) Lite Coconut Milk
  • 1 Cup Water
  • – Garnish –
  • 1 Bunch Fresh Cilantro, chopped
  • Lime Wedges


  • 1.

    Wash Hands Wash hands with soap and water.

  • 2.

    Heat Pan Heat sauce pan on medium heat. Add 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil to lightly cover bottom and sides of saucepan.

  • 3.

    Add Onion Add onion and sauté on medium-low heat for 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  • 4.

    Add Lentils Add rinsed lentils and seasoning to sautéed onions and stir.

  • 5.

    Add Liquids Add liquids (1 can of lite coconut milk and 1 cup of water) to saucepan and stir. Bring contents to a boil on medium-high heat, stirring frequently.

  • 6.

    Simmer and Prepare Rice Reduce to medium-low heat and simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes, stirring frequently. While contents simmers, make rice according to package directions.

  • 7.

    Serve & Enjoy! Serve with rice and garnish (optional) with fresh chopped cilantro and lime juice.

  • 8.

    Wash Hands Wash hands with soap and water.

Recipe created by Jason Dyka

Nourishment Notes

Red Lentils

Lentils are a nutritional powerhouse! They are full of protein and fiber, as well as vitamins and minerals, like potassium, folate, and iron. A half cup of cooked red lentils has 4 grams of fiber, about 14% of your daily fiber needs! Fiber is very helpful for improving gut health.


Turmeric contains high amounts of antioxidants and has been known to fight inflammation. It may also help contribute to a healthy cardiovascular system.

PD Cooking Tips

  • Onion

    Purchase frozen or pre-chopped onions.

  • Garlic

    Purchase jarred, minced garlic.

  • Coconut Milk

    Use an electric can opener, instead of manual, to minimize hand strain.

  • Cilantro

    Use an herb stripper and scissors to cut fresh herbs.

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