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Green Lentil Curry (Instant Pot + Stovetop)

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This Vegan Green Lentil Curry recipe can be in an Instant Pot pressure cooker or on the stovetop for one quick, easy, healthy and delicious Indian inspired dish!

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A good curry is my kind of comfort food, and my go-to when I do not feel like cooking very much. Throw a few flavorful ingredients together, and you can have one healthy and delicious meal ready to enjoy right away or have on hand to enjoy throughout the week. It’s a win all around, and this delightful green lentil coconut curry is no exception.

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Green Lentil Curry

This Vegan Green Lentil Curry for Instant Pot or Stovetop is:

  • Super easy to make.

  • Bursting with big flavors, and delightful textures.

  • Packed with protein and fiber.

  • Great enjoyed right away, or meal prepped for some excellent leftovers.

  • Gluten-free, vegan, dairy-free, soy-free, nut-free, refined sugar-free.

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What Ingredients are Needed to Make Green Lentil Curry?

  • Oil.

  • Onion.

  • A special spice blend.

  • Green lentils.

  • Coconut milk.

  • Coconut sugar.

  • Apple cider vinegar.

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How-to Make Instant Pot Lentil Curry – Step by Step

  1. Saute onion in oil.

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2. Stir in spice blend.

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3. Saute spice blend with onion for a few minutes.

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4. Add lentils.

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5. Add coconut milk.

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6. Stir.

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7. Add water.

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8. Place lid on, seal valve, cook on manual high pressure for 10 minutes. Natural release pressure for 10 minutes. Stir in vinegar + salt.

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9. Serve & enjoy!

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Top Tips for Making Green Lentil Curry

  • Can I use brown lentils instead of green lentils?

    Yes. No further adjustments necessary.

  • The coconut sugar can be replaced with any sweetener of your choosing.

  • For a sugar-free lentil curry, we love this sugar-free sweetener.

  • Thrive Market makes my absolute favorite canned coconut milk.

  • Vinegar can be replaced with lemon juice if you would prefer.

  • If you prefer a creamier and wetter curry (more like a dal), stir in 1/2 cup-1 cup more of coconut milk at the very end right before serving.

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How Do I Serve Green Lentil Curry?

  • On its own.

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Instant Pot Vegan Green Lentil Curry (+Stovetop)

green lentil curry recipe

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Author: Kristen Wood | 9-4-2019

  • prep time: 10 minutes
  • cook time: 10 minutes
  • total time: 35 minutes (to account for the coming to and realeasing of pressure)

Yields: 4 servings


Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon yellow curry powder
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon red chili flakes
  • 1 1/2 cups green lentils(300 grams)
  • 1 13.5 oz can full-fat coconut milk (+optional extra; see ‘Tips’ above)
  • 1 1/4 cup water (375 ml)
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • sea salt or pink salt, to taste

Instructions:

  1. Set your Instant Pot to saute mode. Add oil and chopped onion. Saute for 5 minutes.
  2. Add spices (curry through red chili flakes). Stir. Let saute for 2 minutes.
  3. Add lentils and coconut milk. Stir.
  4. Add water. Stir.
  5. Place lid on, set valve to sealing. Cook on manual high pressure for 10 minutes.
  6. Let pressure release naturally for 10 minutes.
  7. Press cancel, release steam and remove lid.
  8. Stir in vinegar. Salt to taste.
  9. Optionally (see ‘Tips’ section above in post), stir in extra ooconut milk.
  10. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition:

  • Serving: 1 serving/bowl
  • Fat: 22 grams
  • Calories: 348
  • Carbs: 29 grams
  • Fiber: 11 grams

NOTE: Please see ‘Tips’ above in the blog post for suitable substitutions, storage advice and more!

Stovetop Instructions

  1. In a large pot over medium heat, add oil and onion. Saute for five minutes.

  2. Add spices (curry through red chili flakes). Stir and let cook for 2 minutes.

  3. Add lentils, milk and 2 ½ cups of water.

  4. Bring to a boil, cover, turn heat down to a simmer. Let simmer for 45 minutes or until lentils are tender and most of the liquid has been reduced.

  5. Stir in vinegar. Salt to taste. Optionally, stir in extra coconut milk (see ‘Tips’ section above in post).

  6. Serve and enjoy!

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 An EASY Green Lentil Curry recipe that can be made in an Instant Pot pressure cooker or on the stovetop. This Indian inspired lentil coconut curry is vegan, healthy and super FLAVORFUL! #greenlentilcurry #lentilcurry #coconutcurry #instantpotgreenlentils #instantpotcoconutcurry #instantpotlentilcurry

A special spice blend.

Green lentils.

Coconut milk.

Coconut sugar.

Apple cider vinegar."
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Alongside rice, millet or quinoa.

Alongside naan bread.

As a baked potato topping.

In samosas."
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5 Comments

  • jenna
    09/12/2019 at 11:15 PM

    I’ve been looking for new healthy instant pot recipes 🙂 This will be perfect for fall! Love the pink salt suggestion

    Reply
  • Amanda
    09/11/2019 at 2:16 AM

    I’m so excited to try this recipe! It looks amazing and I am always looking for new ways to use lentils!

    Reply
  • monica
    09/10/2019 at 1:01 PM

    This looks so creamy and delicious! I’ve never tried cooking lentils in coconut milk before! I bet it’s amazing. I’m so excited to try it!

    Reply
  • Nicole Dawson
    09/09/2019 at 4:17 PM

    Once the weather cools down, I’ll defiantly be bringing out my crockpot and making this.

    Reply
  • Jules Shepard
    09/05/2019 at 8:58 PM

    I’m a big fan of your lentil dishes and KNOW I’ll give this a try!

    Reply

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