Chili Garlic Lentils

By Kevin • 30 or Less, All, Vegetarian • 9 Aug 2015

Chili Garlic Lentils

Thanks to food like this, even I will say you don’t need to eat meat with every meal. I like to make a batch of this and keep it in the fridge for speedy lunches throughout the week. It gets even better after if sits for a while and is reheated. If you eat grains, serve it on brown basmati rice and if you don’t, grated cauliflower “rice” is excellent as well. Of course, these lentils are also great eaten without an accompaniment.

Time: 30 minutes

Serves: 4


1½ cups split red lentils
4 cups water
1½ teaspoons kosher salt
¾ teaspoon ground turmeric
1 tablespoon coconut oil
2 cloves garlic – finely chopped or grated
½ teaspoon Indian hot chili powder
1 large tomato – chopped
2 tablespoon cilantro – finely chopped



Combine the lentils, water, salt and turmeric in a pot on high heat. Bring to a boil, then reduce to simmer for ten minutes.

While the lentils are simmering, place a deep frying pan on medium heat and add the coconut oil.

When the oil is hot, add the garlic and chili powder, stirring frequently for thirty seconds.

Stir the tomato into the oil mixture and cook, stirring occasionally for three minutes.

Add the lentils and their liquid to the frying pan and simmer, stirring occasionally for ten minutes.

Remove from heat and serve garnished with the cilantro.

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