Red Lentil Coconut Curry

Recipes | February 25, 2016 | By

Red Lentil Coconut Curry
Serves 6
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  1. 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  2. 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  3. 1 tablespoon finely chopped, peeled, fresh ginger
  4. 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  5. 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  6. ½ teaspoon ground coriander
  7. 1 teaspoon turmeric
  8. 1 teaspoon salt
  9. 1 fresh jalapeño chilli, finely chopped (discard seeds)
  10. 2 cups water
  11. 1½ cups dried red lentils
  12. 400ml unsweetened coconut milk
  13. 450g (about 2 medium-sized) baby marrow, diced into small pieces
  14. 1 cup loosely packed fresh coriander sprigs
  1. Cook the onion in oil in a heavy pot over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until the edges are golden, about 6 minutes.
  2. Add the chopped ginger and garlic, and continue to cook for 1 minute, stirring continuously. Then add the cumin, coriander, turmeric, salt, and chilli and continue cooking for another minute, continuing to stir.
  3. Stir in the water, lentils, and coconut milk. Let the mixture simmer, covered, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes.
  4. Finally, stir in the zucchini and simmer, covered, until the lentils and baby marrow are tender, about 15 minutes.
  5. Season with salt and serve with coriander sprigs scattered on top.
  6. Variation: Substitute chopped kale for the zucchini, if desired.
  7. Recipe from
Green Monday