Vegan Green Lentil Curry


This lentil curry without coconut milk is an easy vegetarian curry that can be tweaked to suit your personal tastes regarding spice and heat. I used green peppers, but you can experiment with other types of vegetables such as cauliflower, red pepper, or okra! Serve with basmati rice and sprinkle with fresh cilantro if you like.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
35 mins


  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil

  • 1 onion, finely chopped

  • 1 green bell pepper, finely chopped

  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped

  • 1 tablespoon garam masala

  • 1 tablespoon mild curry powder

  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes

  • 1 (15 ounce) can cooked green lentils


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat and cook onion, bell pepper, and garlic until soft, about 5 minutes. Stir in garam masala, curry powder, cumin, and turmeric; cook until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. Add tomatoes, bring to a simmer, and cook for 5 minutes. Add lentils and stir well. Simmer for 10 minutes, but do not bring to a boil.


If you want to add meat, I suggest either chicken breast or diced beef. Brown while frying the vegetables before adding the spices.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

273 Calories
7g Fat
43g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 3
Calories 273
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Sodium 28mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 16%
Dietary Fiber 16g 56%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 52mg 260%
Calcium 122mg 9%
Iron 8mg 46%
Potassium 1004mg 21%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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