Lentil Potato Curry | Cheap Vegan Meals
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You can also use red lentils for this recipe, or any other legume! If using red lentils still cook for 30 minutes. If you use beans, use precooked ones, and cook for just 15-20 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender.
Serves: 6
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • ½ yellow onion, diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 habanero pepper, minced
  • 2 tablespoons curry powder
  • 1 large yellow or yukon potato, diced (about 1½ cups)
  • 1½ cups green lentils 2 cups water
  • 1 15-oz can full-fat coconut milk
  • 1½ teaspoon salt
  • 1½ cups uncooked rice
  • ⅓ bunch fresh cilantro, minced
Red Cabbage Salad
  • ½ red cabbage (about ½ lb), shredded
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice, from about 2 fresh limes
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon canola or grapeseed oil
Lentil Potato Curry
  1. Warm the oil in a skillet on medium heat, then add the onions, garlic, ginger, and habanero pepper to sauté.
  2. Once the onions have softened, add the curry powder, and stir for about 10 seconds to toast.
  3. Add the diced potato and lentils.
  4. Then add the water and coconut milk. Stir well, and bring it to a simmer.
  5. Cover and cook for 30 minutes of low-medium heat, until the lentils are tender. Add more water if necessary, and stir a few times in between.
  6. While the curry is cooking, cook the rice following the package instructions.
  7. Also make the red cabbage salad—instructions below.
  8. Season with salt, and more curry powder if you’d like.
  9. Serve the curry over rice and along side the red cabbage salad. Garnish with fresh cilantro.
Red Cabbage Salad
  1. Place the shredded cabbage in a bowl with the lime juice, cumin, salt, and oil.
  2. Use your hands to massage it until it is tender, about 5 minutes.
  3. Serve with the curry.
Recipe by Sweet Potato Soul by Jenné Claiborne at https://sweetpotatosoul.com/2017/08/cheap-vegan-meals-1-50-per-serving.html