Crock Pot Curried Lentils

December 6, 2010

We at the Goose regard Julie as our resident authority on the subjects of style-on-a-budget and food.  When she told me about this Crock Pot lentil recipe, I could tell right away that it had all the makings of becoming my new family staple: ease, economy, ingredients that I usually have on hand and the ever-popular “curry factor.”

The hardest part to this recipe is just gathering all the spices the first time, if you don’t already have them. I recommend buying a large bag of garam masala — you’ll use a fair amount to make this soup, and then have it ready for the next time.  You don’t have to use a crock pot for this recipe; it will work fine on the stovetop with a heavy base pot with low to medium heat.

1 lb lentils

1 large onion

5 cloves garlic

4 grated carrots

2 ½ T tomato paste

3 tsp salt

1 tsp coriander

½ tsp cumin

3 bay leaves

2 qts boiling water

¾ cup olive oil

4 T balsamic vinegar

¼ tsp pepper

2 T garam masala

1 tsp curry powder

You can add other vegetables that you have on hand. Put everything in a crock pot and cook on high for at least 4 hours or on low for 7 hours.

-Kelly at the Goose

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4 Responses to “Crock Pot Curried Lentils”

  1. Sandra Sorensen Says:

    I’m on it. Maybe I can hide all the weird root veggies we still have from our last 2 farm shares 😉

  2. Amy Says:

    Mmm… thanks! Can’t wait to make it 🙂

  3. amber Says:

    getting out the crockpot right now! thank you kerry for posting this on fb!!

  4. julie Says:

    if you like this, maybe i should share the best dessert pairing ever…vegan chocolate tofu pie. you’ll fall out.


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