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Red Lentil and Kidney Bean Curry

Now that it’s Autumn, it’s a great time to start cooking curries again! The warming, spicy flavours of this delicious red lentil and kidney bean curry are perfect to warm up on a chilly day!

Red Lentil and Kidney Bean Curry

Serves 4


1tbsp                          Coconut Oil

1                                 Red Onion

1                                 Garlic Clove

½ tbsp                        Ground Cumin

½ tbsp                        Ground Coriander

½ tsp                          Ground Turmeric

½ tsp                          Cayenne Pepper

½ tsp                          Ground Ginger

½ 500g can                Passata

400g can                    Coconut Milk

125g                           Red Lentils

400g can                    Red Kidney Beans

600ml                         Filtered Water

300g (75g/serving)      Brown Rice

¼ tsp                          Pink Crystal Salt

¼ tsp                          Black Pepper


Pour the brown rice into a pan of filtered water at the ratio 1:2 brown rice:water. Bring to the boil and then simmer for 40 minutes on a low heat. Do not stir.

Melt the coconut oil in a medium pan. Add the chopped onion and stir. When the onions start to brown, add in the chopped garlic. Next add the spices and stir to mix in.

Now add the passata, coconut milk and red lentils. Simmer on a low heat for 20 minutes stirring regularly. Add in extra water if necessary. Finally stir in the red kidney beans and heat for another 5 minutes. Season with salt and black pepper.

Serve the curry with the brown rice. Enjoy![amd-zlrecipe-recipe:29]

Red Lentil Dhal

As the days get colder, we need to cook warm, spicy, comforting meals to stay warm. Try this tasty and filling red lentil dhal recipe to warm your heart! This is one of my favourite winter recipes as it is quick to make and rich in protein.

Red Lentil Dhal

Serves 2


1tbsp               Coconut Oil

½                     Onion

1tsp                 Mustard Seeds

1tsp                 Ground Coriander

1tsp                 Ground Turmeric

500ml              Filtered Water

400g can         Chopped Tomatoes

½ 400g can     Coconut milk

125g                Red Split Lentils

1/4tsp              Pink Crystal Salt

1/4tsp              Black Pepper


Melt the coconut oil in a sauce pan. Chop the onion finely and add to the hot oil. Add the mustard seeds. When the onion has started to brown, add the ground coriander and turmeric. Stir in the spices.

Pour in the filtered water. Add the can of chopped tomatoes, coconut milk and red split lentils. Bring to the boil and simmer for 20 minutes.

Season with the salt and pepper and serve warm with a slice of bread. Store in a container in the fridge.