Lentils with Peppers & Onions

We love the flavors of Indian cuisine, especially because it does such a great job highlighting legumes. This fun recipe for lentils adds a hint of curry to the mix for a fun, unique take on eating your veggies!

Lentils with Peppers and Onions. Photo by Sarah C

Lentils with Peppers and Onions. Photo by Sarah C

Lentils with Peppers & Onions

Servings: 4

Time: 45 minutes

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil  
  • 8 curry leaves
  • ¼ tsp curry powder
  • ½ tsp fenugreek
  • ¼ tsp smoked sweet paprika
  • ½ tsp whole cumin seeds
  • ½ yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/8” slice ginger, peeled, minced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 2 cups cooked green lentils
  • 1 dash chili flakes
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp maple syrup

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In large sauté pan, heat butter on high until melted.
  2. Add curry leaves, fenugreek, paprika, cumin and sauté 30 seconds until fragrant.
  3. Add onion, garlic, ginger and sauté 3-4 minutes until onion is translucent.
  4. Add yellow and green bell pepper and sauté 2-3 minutes.
  5. Add lentils, chili flakes, soy sauce, maple syrup and fish sauce.
  6. Sauté 3-4 minutes until lentils are hot and peppers are thoroughly cooked through.