Red Lentil and Spinach Masala

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  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 red onion (small, diced)
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 inch fresh ginger (peeled and minced)
  • 1 serrano chili pepper (seeded and minced)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Garam Masala
  • 1/4 teaspoon coriander
  • 15 ounces diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 15 ounces full fat coconut milk (unsweetened)
  • 1 cup red lentils
  • 5 ounces baby spinach
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium27% DV640mg
    Fat46% DV30g
    Protein33% DV17g
    Carbs15% DV44g
    Fiber80% DV20g
    Calories490Calories from Fat270
    Total Fat30g46%
    Saturated Fat23g115%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat270
    Total Carbohydrate44g15%
    Dietary Fiber20g80%
    Vitamin A90%
    Vitamin C50%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Ananda L. 21 days ago
    Delicious, rich, and comforting! I will hang onto this recipe.
    Fawn 21 days ago
    Yum! Very way to make. I added cubed baked tofu. Adding it to my families meal rotation!! Thanks
    Gail P. a month ago
    Delicious, whole family enjoyed it.
    Amber 2 months ago
    Really good! I used low-fat coconut milk and it turned out great. Recommend using coconut oil instead of olive oil to help enhance the subtle coconut flavour.
    Karagul 3 months ago
    Loved it! I would send a pic, but we couldn’t find camera So easy!!!!!! Cherlyn from Milton
    Tami M. 6 months ago
    It was delicious and a big hit
    Ammon 7 months ago
    Delicious! Went a little over on the spices as recommended by someone else and it was so tasty
    Peggy 8 months ago
    Wow - I wasn’t expecting this to be so good! I doubled the spices and also added some crushed red pepper flakes. I made some substitutions based on what I had like a yellow onion instead of red. I used 2 small Thai chilis instead of a serrano pepper - I kept the chilis whole. I used fire roasted diced tomatoes with green chilies. I had half a can of lite coconut milk so I supplemented with some almond milk. I added one cubed Russet potato before adding the lentils. I had to add more water while cooking.
    Michele Leah 8 months ago
    Delicious! I used low fat coconut milk and it still turned out amazing. I definitely will make this again soon! YUM
    Simon a year ago
    Gorgeous! Took a little longer than indicated, but well worth the effort!
    Twyla Bryant a year ago
    Delicious! I will be making again in the future!
    Mohsen a year ago
    Tasted great, and it wasnt hard at all to make it. Though, I added 1 tsp of cayenne powder and used yellow lentils instead of red.
    Tiffany Pissano a year ago
    Yummy and fast! The whole family liked it.
    Michael T. a year ago
    this is my 4th or 5th time making this recipe and it turns out great every time. occasionally I'll substitute the spinach with broccoli and I'll thrown in some bulgur wheat too. Love the flavors and spices with some garlic naam bread. DELICIOUS!!!
    Irene Fobe a year ago
    Sooooo good! And easy to make too
    Alice a year ago
    SUPER delicious!! I did semi-accidentally use more garlic and ginger than the recipe called for, but I love those flavors. I had it with plain basmati rice instead of coconut rice, but I look forward to trying it with coconut rice next time. I noticed the recipe doesn't say when to add the salt, so I just kind of threw it in at some point and added more to taste at the end. Also the only cans of coconut milk and diced tomatoes I could find were an ounce or two shy of 15.
    Larissa 2 years ago
    Absolutely loved it! It turned out delicious.
    Shahbaz S. 2 years ago
    Amazing ! Made it in a slow cooker though
    Heidi A. 2 years ago
    Pretty yummy - wasn’t super filling but it was tasty
    Julie E. 2 years ago
    So Yum, I used a blender stick, used more lentils and spinach and mushrooms and used this as a unique dip for my son and daughter in laws engagement. Went down a treat!
    Serena Müller 2 years ago
    This recipe is awesome! Made it a few times now and enjoy it even more each time. I would suggest including a little bit of salt and maybe double the other spices. But its really easy, relatively quick and really yummy!
    Suzanne 2 years ago
    This was so easy to make and was great! The coconut flavor was perfect. I followed the previous reviews and doubled the spices and ginger; added mushrooms too.
    Keefer Kopco 2 years ago
    Came out tasting like a Thai style coconut curry. Very tasty when you salt it to your taste. In the future I might add some more water when I add the tomatoes and cook a little longer to soften the lentils. I think I cooked it down to much, but the lentils were a little hard.
    Bethany R. 2 years ago
    a little bit too coconutty, bit otherwise great. i added shrimp amd chicken.
    Camilla F. 2 years ago
    This is an awesome recepie! I will definentley be making it again, in fact today is my second time making it ;)
    Katya T. 2 years ago
    Used frozen spinach (thawed) and didn't use coconut (not a big fan). Turned out great!
    Didi C. 2 years ago
    AWESOME! Definitely a keeper. The spinach gave it a very nice texture. 👍🏻
    Brittney Lentz L. 2 years ago
    Not bad! Added a little salt just for taste
    Marissa 2 years ago
    Absolutely scrumptious. I added more spice, veges and tofu!
    Eva Lu 2 years ago
    So delicious!! I did also add more of each spice as well and used some kale too because that's what I had. So tasty and so filling! Would definitely make it again