Red Lentil Curry

This is by far one of the quickest and easiest recipes I make. I have been making this curry for the past two years since being vegan and it has become such a usual that I can make it with my eyes closed. It takes no time to make and ready in less than 40 minutes.


  • 2 cups of red lentils (these cook quickly)
  • 4.75 cups of water
  • 1 large can of diced tomatoes–796mL diced tomatoes
  • 1 can of tomato paste – 156mL can ~ 5tbsp
  • 1 tbsp each of curry powder, garam masala, cumin powder, cardamon powder, coriander seeds (I buy my spices in bulk so they are cheaper)
  • 1 medium sweet potato diced


  • Instant Pot
    1. In an instant pot, add all the ingredients and mix well
    2. Seal the instant pot and set it to manual–30 minutes
    3. When the timer is done, release the steam and it is ready
  • If you do not have an instant pot, you can cook it in one pot on a stove at medium heat or in a rice cooker till the lentils are well cooked
  • Serve with vegetables or any carb of choice–rice, more potatoes or my favourite: plantains


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