Lentil Coconut Curry with Red Pepper and Kale

Lentil curries are a staple in our house. Simple to make, nourishing and packed full of warming spices, for me, they are the perfect comfort food. They are highly adaptable, so by playing with different combinations of vegetables and spices you can change the colours, textures and flavours to keep your lentil curries fresh and interesting.

I also love the fact that lentil curries are so cheap to make, costing just a couple of pounds to feed a family of four.

Since I make curries often, I’m always on the look out for new recipes to try. So when I was flicking through the February issue of Vegan Life magazine, the first recipe that caught my attention was the Lentil Curry on p87.

Doesn’t it look inviting?

And when I read the introduction to the recipe, I was delighted to discover that the recipe creator was my dear blogging friend Choclette from Tin and Thyme ❤️

I couldn’t wait to give it a try!

As is typical with me, I did tweak the original recipe slightly, mainly because I prefer to pan fry my garlic, ginger and spices before adding the liquid to curries (but that’s just my personal preference). I also massaged the kale before adding it to the pan. Not only does this help to soften the kale so it’s less chewy, but I find it significantly reduces the volume of the kale so you can fit lots more into the pan.

We’ve made this curry twice this past month and it’s been a huge hit with the family. We love to serve it with home-made chapattis (p119 of the Bit of the Good Stuff cookbook) which the boys make while I cook the curry. It’s also delicious served with rice. For a mini feast, you could even serve it with both and add some poppadum and mango chutney as a starter!



Other lentil curry recipes on the blog:

Creamy Coconut Dhal with Butternut Squash

Sweet Potato, Red Lentil and Coconut Curry

One Pot Masala Dhal


6 thoughts on “Lentil Coconut Curry with Red Pepper and Kale

  1. I like your tip about massaging the kale. I do that for salads but never thought to do it for cooked dishes.
    Those colours! What a scrumptious looking curry. Thank you.-Hanne

  2. Ooh how exciting. I’m not sure I’ve ever had someone make one of my recipes from a magazine before. So glad you like it, though it’s very hard to go wrong with dhal. It’s one of our staples. I make it differently each time depending on what we have to hand.

    Massaging the kale is a good tip.

  3. I love that your boys make the chapattis while you cook the curry. My mum would make us do this when we were little too. Wonderful post and lentil curry recipe. I have lots of curry recipes on my blog if you are ever looking for something new.

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