Slow-Cooker Vegan Lentil Curry

Slow-Cooker Vegan Lentil Curry
Slow Cooker Vegetarian and Vegan Lentil Curry

Healing Tomato

Slow Cooker Vegetarian and Vegan Lentil Curry

Lentils are packed with protein, which is perfect for vegetarians in need of that essential nutrient. Plus, when lentils are slow cooked for hours in flavorful spices like curry, they taste pretty darn good, too.

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2
Servings
662
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of lentils (You can soak them overnight for better results. This is not necessary)
  • 1 cup of pinto beans (fresh will be better, but, you can use the canned version)
  • 3 tiny white potatoes or one big white potato
  • 2 small purple potatoes
  • 1/2 cup of finely chopped red onions
  • 1 cup of cherry tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon shredded ginger
  • 1 teaspoon crushed garlic
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 5-6 seeds of mustard
  • 1 teaspoon black mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 4-5 curry leaves
  • 1 cup tomato puree (canned or fresh)
  • 2 teaspoons of vegetable or olive oil
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 3 teaspoons kosher salt or to taste

Directions

In a medium sauce pan, add the oil and warm it at low heat.

Add both mustard seeds and allow the black mustard seeds to pop.

Add the cumin seeds.

Add the turmeric and cayenne pepper.

Add the ginger and garlic and saute for 30 seconds.

Add the curry leaves followed immediately by water and tomato puree.

Heat for a couple minutes and then remove from heat.

Turn on your slow cooker and allow it warm up for about 5 minutes.

Add the tomato puree with all the spices into the slow cooker

Add the lentils and pinto beans

Stir well once and then allow it to cook on its own for 4-5 hours.

After 5 hours, open the lid and stir. Add more water, if needed.

Add the cherry tomatoes and cook uncovered for the next 2 hours.

Stir it occasionally.

Remove from the slow cooker and serve with naan or rice.

 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
32g
46%
Sugar
10g
11%
Saturated Fat
10g
42%
Cholesterol
178mg
59%
Carbohydrate, by difference
31g
24%
Protein
63g
100%
Vitamin A, RAE
671µg
96%
Vitamin B-12
6µg
100%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
25mg
33%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
29µg
32%
Calcium, Ca
166mg
17%
Choline, total
184mg
43%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
9g
36%
Fluoride, F
39µg
1%
Folate, total
81µg
20%
Iron, Fe
14mg
78%
Magnesium, Mg
112mg
35%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
14mg
100%
Pantothenic acid
2mg
40%
Phosphorus, P
607mg
87%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
66µg
100%
Sodium, Na
509mg
34%
Water
325g
12%
Zinc, Zn
14mg
100%

Slow Cooker Shopping Tip

Try to create a balanced meal when shopping: look for a starch, a protein, and some greens.

Slow Cooker Cooking Tip

When preparing meals try to avoid repetition of similar foods and flavors - aim for variety in textures, colors, and cooking methods.