Vegan Lentil and Vegetable Curry

This vegan lentil and vegetable curry is a delicious and easy way to get your daily dose of veggies! It’s packed with flavor and can be made in under 30 minutes. Plus, it’s a great way to use up any leftover vegetables you have in your fridge. Simply sauté some onions and garlic, add in your lentils and veggies, and let it all simmer in a flavorful curry sauce. Serve it over rice or quinoa, and you’ve got a hearty and satisfying meal.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup lentils, cooked
  • 1 cup vegetables, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup water
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Fresh cilantro, for garnish


  1. In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic, and sauté until softened, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the lentils, vegetables, curry powder, tomatoes, and water. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Bring to a simmer and cook until the vegetables are tender, about 15 minutes.
  3. Garnish with fresh cilantro before serving. Enjoy!

This curry is also great with some chopped up kale or spinach thrown in. Just add it in with the other vegetables. If you want a little more heat, you can also add in a pinch of cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes. And if you’re not a fan of curry, you could try substituting the curry powder with a teaspoon of garam masala or any other spice blend that you like. Get creative and make it your own!

Potential changes & improvements

-Try adding some chopped up kale or spinach for an extra dose of greens

-Add a pinch of cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes for some heat

-Substitute the curry powder with a teaspoon of garam masala or any other spice blend

What other food it works well with

Serve this curry over rice or quinoa for a complete meal.

Common Mistakes

Be sure to cook the lentils before adding them to the curry. Otherwise, they will take much longer to cook and the vegetables will be overcooked by the time the lentils are done. If you don’t have cooked lentils on hand, you can quickly cook them by boiling them in water for about 15 minutes.

Nutritional Information

Allergens: This recipe is vegan and does not contain any common allergens.

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