Indian Spiced Lentils –

Indian Spiced Lentils

  By lentilsorg      

February 15, 2016

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  • Prep: 10 Minutes
  • Cook: 20 Minutes
  • 10 Minutes

    20 Minutes

    30 Minutes

  • Yields: 4


  1. Heat oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add cumin, coriander, and turmeric and cook stirring constantly for about 15 seconds. Be careful not to burn spices.
  2. Stir in chili flakes, onion, celery, garlic, and ginger. Cook over medium heat for about 4 minutes, until vegetables are soft.
  3. Stir in lentils and cook for 30 seconds, coating them in the oil and spices. Pour in water or stock, cover, increase heat to high and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 20 minutes until lentils are tender. Stir in lemon juice and season with salt and pepper to taste.


2 Tbsp (30 mL) canola oil

1 tsp (5 mL) ground cumin

1 tsp (5 mL) ground coriander

1 tsp (5 mL) turmeric

1/ 2 tsp (2 mL) red chili flakes

1 cup (250 mL) finely chopped onion

1 celery stalk, finely chopped

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 Tbsp (15 mL) minced fresh ginger

1 cup (250 mL) green lentils

3 cups (750 mL) water, chicken, or vegetable stock

1 Tbsp (15 mL) fresh lemon juice

to taste, salt and ground black pepper


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 1/4 cups (310 mL)
Sodium220 mg
Potassium515 mg
Protein12 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sugar3 g
Total Fat8 g
Saturated Fat0.5 g
Total Carbohydrates34 g
Dietary Fiber9 g