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Slow Cooker Coconut Curried Lentils

SLOW COOKER COCONUT CURRIED LENTILS

Slow Cooker Coconut Curried Lentils – Mixed lentils slow cooked with sweet potato and carrots, flavored with whole garam masalas and spices with thick coconut milk resulting in a rich, creamy, delicious and lip-smacking curry!! I bet you guys will love this curry! Simply delicious!! Goes soo well with either pilaf or flatbread!

SLOW COOKER COCONUT CURRIED LENTILS

I had about three types of lentils lying in my pantry and whenever I planned to make this curry it never happened due to some reason or the other. But this weekend I made up my mind to make this curry and blog about it. So this week’s recipe is for my vegetarian friends who love lentils! I made this curry along with rice pilaf for the weekend and we just loved it! It was simply yum! Turned out awesome and we licked it clean! Lip smacking it was!!

SLOW COOKER COCONUT CURRIED LENTILS

SLOW COOKER COCONUT CURRIED LENTILS

Info source: from here

I’ve used three different kinds of lentils but if you just have one or more it’s totally fine! Sweet potatoes and carrots are purely optional I just had some leftovers so I just used them. And yes!! Coconut milk enhances the flavor of the curry and gives it a rich and creamy consistency! You can either add tinned or fresh coconut milk! You can pressure cook this curry too! I’ve given the recipes for both slow cooking and pressure cooking methods! Hope it helps!

SLOW COOKER COCONUT CURRIED LENTILS

Here goes the recipe of this lip-smacking curry !!

Slow Cooker Coconut Curried Lentils
 
Ingredients
  • yellow onion - 1 finely diced
  • tomatoes - 3 big pureed
  • ginger garlic paste - 1.5 tbsp
  • brown lentils - 1.5 cups
  • red lentil - ¼ cup
  • french lentils - ¼ cup
  • sweet potato - 1 no diced into cubes
  • carrots - 2 nos sliced
  • red chili powder - 1.5 tbsp
  • turmeric powder - ¼ tsp
  • coriander powder - 1 tbsp
  • sugar- ½ tsp
  • salt to taste
  • garam masala -¼ tsp
  • cinnamon stick - 1 no
  • Bay leaves - 2 nos
  • cloves - 2 nos
  • cardamom - 2 nos
  • sombu / fennel seeds - 1 tsp
  • water - 3 cups
  • 14oz. can coconut milk (full fat)
  • clarified butter - 2 tbsp
  • coriander leaves for garnishing
Instructions
  1. Pressure cooker method:
  2. Pressure cook the lentils and set aside.
  3. Heat clarified butter in a sauce pan and add the fennel seeds, cinnamon stick, cardamom, cloves, and bay leaves.
  4. once the fennel seeds splutter add the onions and the ginger garlic paste. Saute well till the raw flavor of ginger garlic paste goes off. Then add the pureed tomatoes and saute well. add the sweet potato and carrots.
  5. Now add all the turmeric powder, red chili powder, salt,coriander powder, and sugar. and cook it in sim till the gravy reduces and starts leaving oil. Add the garam masala powder.
  6. add the cooked lentils along with the dal water if you have any. check for the seasoning and simmer the curry for few mins.
  7. Then stir in the coconut milk and simmer for two mins. check for seasoning. and garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with rice pilaf or flatbread.
  8. Slow cooker method
  9. Heat clarified butter in a sauce pan and add the fennel seeds, cinnamon stick, cardamom, cloves, and bay leaves.
  10. once the fennel seeds splutter add the onions and the ginger garlic paste. Saute well till the raw flavor of ginger garlic paste goes off.
  11. Then add the pureed tomatoes and saute well. add the sweet potato and carrots.
  12. Now add all the turmeric powder, red chili powder, salt,coriander powder, and sugar. and cook it in sim till the gravy reduces and starts leaving oil. Add the garam masala powder. Mix well.
  13. Now add this gravy to the slow cooker along with the lentils and 3 cups of water. check for the seasoning and slow cook the curry in high for 4 hours or in low for 8 hours till the lentils are fully cooked.
  14. Once the lentils are cooked stir in the coconut milk and let it cook for 5 more mins. check for seasoning. and garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with rice pilaf or flatbread
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  1. Absolutely gorgeous! Love it Janani

    1. Thank u soo much jyo!:-)