Red Lentil and Spinach Masala

Vegan Indian Lentil and Spinach Curry
Vegan Indian Lentil and Spinach Curry
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1 tbsp Olive oil or coconut oil
1 small Red onion diced
2 cloves Garlic minced
1- inch Fresh ginger peeled and minced
1 Serrano chili seeded and minced
1 tsp ground Cumin
1 tsp Garam masala
¼ tsp Coriander
1 (15-ounce) can Diced tomatoes
1 tsp Sea salt
1 (15-ounce) can Coconut milk unsweetened full fat
1 cup Water
1 cup Red lentils
5 ounces Baby spinach

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Red Lentil and Spinach Masala


This Red Lentil and Spinach Masala is ideal for a vegan dinner and is high in protein and nutrients that ensure your body gets the right balanced diet for the day. All my favorite herbs and spices in one pot, from garlic, ginger, fresh chili, cumin, garam masala, coriander, tomatoes and lentils in a coconut milk sauce with wilted spinach. Eat your heart out!

To make Red Lentil and Spinach Masala, you will need the following ingredients:

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Steps to make Red Lentil and Spinach Masala


Cook onion


In a large stock pot over medium-high heat, heat 1 tablespoon of oil and add 1 diced red onion. Saute for 3 minutes until soft.


Add spices


Add 2 cloves of minced garlic, 1-inch of freshly minced ginger, 1 minced serrano chili, 1 teaspoon of ground cumin, 1 teaspoon of garam masala and ¼ teaspoon of coriander. Cook for about 1 minutes until fragrant.


Add tomatoes


Add 1 can of diced tomatoes along with 1 teaspoon of salt and scrape any browned bits from the base of the pan. Cook, stirring every so often, for about 5 minutes until the tomatoes are slightly cooked and the sauce has reduced.


Add liquid ingredients


Over high heat, add 1 can of coconut milk and 1 cup of water and bring everything to a boil.


Add lentils


Reduce the heat to medium-low and add 1 cup of red lentils. Stir through and cook, stirring occasionally, to ensure the lentils don’t stick to the base of the pan, for about 25-35 minutes.


Add spinach


Stir in 5 ounces of baby spinach and cook for a final 3 minutes until wilted.



Serve hot and enjoy!

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Total Reviews: 13
Emi Nawrot

Love this red lentil spinach more than the other tomato macaroni one, this one just has a lot more flavour.

Nahla Mastropolo

When I first saw this I didn't think it looked appealing at all, but in the end it tasted 10x's better than it looks, never judge a book by it's cover could not be anymore true in this case.

Luisa Maracle

I decided to add a bit more salt because it wasn't enough for me, but I'm still in love with this recipe and how simple it is to cook.

Zoya Emore

Totally going to be sharing this recipe with the family so they will make this every week! Spinch every Thursday here I come!

Jurnee Domnitz

Spinach and lentil? Never thought I'd see the day, but turns out it's an actual thing and it's ACTUALLY delicious, if you're still 2nd guessing I'm here to tell you that's it's worth making!

Aubrianna Rodstrom

This was very delightful except I don't like the fact that it's so mushy, really tasty nonetheless but a 4 from me.

Mercy Abramson

Well my kids hate spinach but looks like this one is a winner since they managed to finish their plate without complaints!

Tinley Grandson

A lot of work just for spinach but definitely better than store bought I guess.

Whitney Oalmann

Can't believe I didn't try this sooner, best spinach I've had in years, even better than resturant bought!

Rayna Shutak

This is a super easy dinner to make and honestly one of the best out there since it taste so good.

Amirah Brandeis

I cooked this yesterday for my husband and he fell in love with it, it's now one of our weekly dishes.

Alisa Palzer

Happy that I found another spinach meal since I absolutely loved the Tortellini soup and Spinach potato frittata.


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