Why We Like It
Curry flavored lentils...in the slow cooker? Yes! And this flavor loaded stew turns out fantastic! You will want to use dried uncooked (found in a bag) brown or green lentils in this recipe. Canned lentils, and red, orange, and yellow dried lentils, will breakdown too quickly as they cook and become very soft and mushy. Green or brown dried lentils will hold their shape and texture better. Serve with rice or cauliflower rice, if desired, and top with your favorite toppings such as raisins, peanuts and fresh cilantro for a delicious Indian-inspired meal! The Homemade Naan Bread would also be a great addition to this meal!
Prepare the Slow Cooker:
First, rinse the lentils in a colander. Add them, along with everything else to the slow cooker.
Cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 4 hours.
Add to the slow cooker about 10 minutes before serving. Stir to combine…the kale will start to wilt once it gets added to the hot stew.
Taste and add salt if desired.
Cook the Rice (OPTIONAL):
Cook rice according to package directions (adjusting the amount based on how many you are serving).
Serve and Enjoy!
Serve curried lentil stew with a serving of rice, if desired, and top with any of these optional toppings!
This recipe makes a lot! So you are set for leftovers for several days or, keep in mind, it freezes great!
Nutrition Information for one serving (without optional toppings)
- Calories: 300
- Fat: 9 g
- Saturated Fat: 7.5 g
- Total Carbohydrate: 45 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
- Fiber: 7 g
- Sugars: 7 g
- Protein: 12 g
- Sodium: 325 mg