Green Lentil Vegetable Curry (Dairy Free - Vegan)

If it's not obvious enough, I'm a huge lover of Indian food. It's also super easy to veganize any Indian dish so do not fret if you're out for meals.

I was so dedicated to creating this recipe that I ate curry for 2 weeks straight! I made 2 different pots because the first try felt like it was missing something. But I figured it was onions - such an important ingredient.

Most curries you get outside now contain dairy because it's cheaper than using coconut milk. Curries made with coconut milk are the best. However, because of the high-fat percentage, eat in moderation. With this recipe, broccoli was my "main" vegetable, you can use any you prefer of course.

Within the 2 weeks, I've eaten the curry with rice, wraps and pita breads. I can't decide which I loved the most, but if I really had to choose, I'll say pita breads. A little tip to heat up the bread first before filling in the curry. And perhaps, wait for it to cool down before chomping it down else you'll burn your finger like I did.

Looks amazing, doesn't it? It has also received 2 thumbs up from my family members who aren't even vegan! Especially my sister, who's such a fussy eater. I'm glad she loved this curry and even asked when I'll be cooking another pot again! :)

Ingredients:
1 cup Green Lentils
2 + 1 cup Water
400ml Coconut Milk
1 Yellow Onion (chopped)
750g Potatoes
1 Broccoli Head
3 Medium-sized Carrots
1 Red Capsicum
Cherry Tomatoes
1 Tbsp Tumeric
1/2 Tbsp Basil Leaves
2 Tsp Ground Cumin Seeds
1 Tsp Corrainder Seeds
Salt & Pepper to Taste

Method:

  1. Saute chopped onions with 1 cup of water in a big pot for 2-3 minutes, on medium-high heat
  2. Pour in lentils and 2 cups of water. Boil for 10-15 minutes (you can chop up your veggies while waiting)
  3. Throw in the chopped vegetables + spices + coconut milk. Mix well and put the lid on.
  4. Once the vegetables are cooked/softer, place the potatoes into the pot and mix everything together.
  5. After 20 Minutes or so, your curry should be ready. Poke a fork into the potatoes to ensure that they're fully cooked. If they're still slightly hard, place the lid back on and allow it to boil for longer.
  6. Serve with rice/wraps/pita bread - Enjoy!