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Spicy Lentil Quinoa Curry

Rated as 4.67 out of 5 Stars
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"Lots of flavor packed in this Indian-spiced curry! This recipe is very adaptable and can be made to fit your preferences. You can also change up the veggies you use, alter the amount of spice, etc."
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Ingredients

1 h 10 m servings 413
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir until translucent, about 3 minutes. Mix in mushrooms, carrots, and garlic; cook until flavors combine, about 2 minutes.
  2. Stir vegetable broth, water, lentils, quinoa, tomato paste, curry powder, chili powder, cumin, ginger, cayenne pepper, garam masala, turmeric, salt, and pepper into the saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low and cover; let simmer until vegetables are cooked through, about 40 minutes.
  3. Stir butter and cream into the saucepan. Replace the lid and cook until the lentils are tender, about 5 minutes.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Notes:
  • Cooking oil can be substituted for olive oil; other types of lentils can be substituted for dry green lentils; heavy whipping cream can be substituted for milk, if desired.
  • Garam masala can be found at your local ethnic grocery store or in some large chain grocery stores.
  • Omit butter and cream to make it vegan-- will still taste great.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 413 calories; 10.5 62.1 19.8 9 1158 Full nutrition

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My husband and I loved how spicy it was. It was also easy to make-all in one pot! I forgot the tomato paste, and didn't have 1 cup of mushrooms. I added more carrots and some red peppers. W...

Indian spices taste authentic in this recipe. I used red quinoa and ended up using up my chile and cayenne pepper, so I included about 1/4 tsp. less of these seasonings, which probably made it l...

My whole family loved this...even the most finicky eater. So many wonderful flavors! Thank you for the recipe.

I thought this was great. I used brown lentils because that is what I had, and didn't add all the spice because my husband does not eat spicy food, but we both really enjoyed the flavors.

Extremely good texture and flavor. Like others I substituted chicken stock for water yo add flavor. This recipe is spicy HOT, to hot for my wife who doesn't mind medium hot, it calms down a bi...