Madras Curry Lentils

I love curry. I love lentils. I love madras curry. I love madras lentils.

I’m so happy that the lentil and winter soup season is upon us. 

My favorite lentil recipe just isn’t great for the heat because it’s got heat of its own. In droves!

To learn more about madras curry, check out this page, which describes a little bit more about the ingredients and common recipes. To learn more about my love of madras lentil curry, check out my first post on this lovely dish.

My original post on lentils madras was one of my first, and I didn’t know as much about the power of beautiful photos, I wanted to revisit this tasty recipe and show you what it’s all about.

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Curries move FAST once you get them going, so it’s best to have all of your ingredients prepped and ready to go, if for nothing else than sanity’s sake. I hold sanity in high regard.

I didn’t really change anything this time, except I used two cans of tomatoes and I used 3 tablespoons of madras curry instead of two. I like it spicy.

First, saute the olive oil, ginger and garlic for several minutes.

Next, add the red pepper for several minutes.

Then add your cauliflower, potatoes, lentils, madras curry, cumin and coriander. Stir for several minutes until well coated. Add in water, tomatoes, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 30 minutes, or until your lentils are softened.

Add some frozen green peas and cook till warmed throughout.
*serve with some low fat plain yogurt to help offset the spice! It’s worth it!

I’m linking this up to these blog hops this week!

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32 Responses

  1. coolblogger says:

    Looks pretty perfect.:)

  2. Lol nothing beats combining every single element you LOVE into one incredible dish 🙂

  3. Miriam says:

    That looks fantastic! I’ll make it soon:). Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

  4. Katerina says:

    This looks absolutely appetizing. I would diminish the curry a little bit since my stomach is kinda sensitive to very hot food. Apart from that it is perfect.

  5. Lisa says:

    I’ve seriously got to get myself some madras curry powder. This recipe looks fantastic and I know that curry is always flavorful.

  6. Healthy and perfectly seasoned love lentils!

  7. Louanne says:

    Oooh, I love curry of all kinds, and this looks so good! You should enter my Spices Inc giveaway contest – you can create your own 10 piece spice set, and they have the most awesome curry powders from which to choose.

  8. Moogie says:

    I appreciated you coming to my blog. So I thought I’d stop by and say hi. The Madras Curry Lentils looks amazing…. I’m impressed!

  9. Chef Bee says:

    I agree with you, perfect time of the year and weather for this type of meal. Great job.

    Plan B

  10. girlichef says:

    Erin! I am SOOOOOOO making this 🙂 Tomorrow. Really. Sounds killer and I’ve actually been craving lentils lately…I luvs me some heat, too! So glad you shared it w/ the hearth and soul hop today 🙂

    (do you care if I post it w/ a link back once i made it???)

  11. julie says:

    Yum! I love Madras curry! I have a huge bucket of the curry powder on hand for all my curry cravings. Your version looks delicious!

  12. Love lentils and more with this special curry – a sublime dish! Yum yum!



  13. Hi Erin – I love lentils – comforting and perfect for a cool evening. I definitely have to try this one.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and taking the time to leave a comment – appreciate your visit 🙂


  14. Patty says:

    I love that first photo!

  15. tigerfish says:

    I cooked something similar recently and love it. Not sure if it is Madras curry though but it is curry in some way ;p

  16. Your madras curry lentils look wonderful! Great photos and directions too; I can’t wait to try the recipe!

  17. Mmmmmm – Erin, this looks so good. It’s only 7:45 am here and now I’m hungry 🙂

  18. I love curry, this recipe is a keeper. Thanks for sharing.


  19. Val says:

    I heart lentils and I heart curry. This must taste incredible.

  20. Kristin says:

    This looks really good. Perfect for the cold weather. I just recently started cooking with lentils but I am already a big fan. Thanks for posting this recipe

  21. this looks very comforting:) and i love lentils and this recipe sounds so good.

  22. Emily Z says:

    Great photos. The colors of this recipe go so well together! And it does sound so hearty and perfect for the chillier weather!

  23. Claire says:

    Mmmm, I love lentils. This looks great!

  24. I love lentils and curry so I know I would love this…Very nice recipe 🙂

  25. Love, love love lentils and curry! So glad you found me so I could find you! So many great recipes here I’ll have to try! Check out my ‘Lentil Burger w Smoked Gouda’ recipe It’s been a fam fav for years!
    Bon Apetite!

  26. This looks absolutely appetizing.I love lentils .any which way!

  27. Oh amazing!! I Love lentils and curry too!

  28. Christy says:

    this is gorgeous and filled with all my favorite goodies! thank you for sharing it with tuesday night supper club!

  29. Hey ekat baby! I am always amazed that folks in hot climates eat HOT food. The science behind that is that the heat opens the pores of the body and allows excess heat out. All well and good, but in the temperate world, I also adore HEAT in the winter like you do! What a lovely lively mixture of veggies and spices! Thanks so much as always for sharing with us on the hearth and soul hop! All the best! Alex

  30. Claudia says:

    Curried lentils are one of my favorite Indian foods. And your dish sounds perfect for our fall weather.

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  32. Ohh More LENTILS!!! I’m just giddy to be adding to my lentil recipe collection. Looks wonderful!

    Thanks for sharing with Dr. Laura’s Tasty Tuesday!

    Dr. Laura

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