One-Pot Vegan Potato Lentil Curry


This potato and lentil curry is a tasty and filling one-pot dish. Not all curry paste is the same, so you may want to start with one teaspoon and add more to taste if it's not spicy enough.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
55 mins


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil, or more as needed

  • 2 medium red onions, chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 (1 1/2 inch) piece chopped fresh ginger, or to taste

  • 1 teaspoon raw sugar, or more to taste

  • ¾ teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 ½ teaspoons curry paste, or more to taste

  • 4 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed

  • 1 (28 ounce) can whole peeled tomatoes, chopped or pureed, juices reserved

  • 1 (14 ounce) can coconut milk

  • 1 cup red lentils

  • ½ teaspoon vegetable bouillon, or more to taste

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice, or more to taste

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  1. Heat oil in a pot over medium-low heat. Add onions, garlic, and ginger; cook and stir until fragrant, 3 to 5 minutes. Sprinkle in sugar and cumin; cook and stir until sugar caramelizes, about 2 minutes, making sure cumin does not burn.

  2. Stir in curry paste and cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Add potatoes, tomatoes with their juices, coconut milk, lentils, and bouillon; bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, then cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, until potatoes and lentils are cooked through, 20 to 25 minutes. Season with lemon juice, salt, and pepper.


If you want to save calories, use reduced-fat coconut milk.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

617 Calories
26g Fat
82g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 617
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 33%
Saturated Fat 19g 95%
Sodium 390mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 82g 30%
Dietary Fiber 16g 55%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 21g
Vitamin C 67mg 333%
Calcium 144mg 11%
Iron 10mg 54%
Potassium 2000mg 43%

* 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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