One Pot Masoor Dal Tadka Red Lentil Curry Recipe


This Masoor Dal Tadka – Red lentil curry is a quick easy one-pot meal (well two if you count the rice 🍚🤪) This is one of my favorite vegan Indian dishes and I love how quick and easy this recipe is!

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Masoor Dal Tadka – Red Lentil Curry

Masoor Dal Tadka – Red lentil curry 🤩. I Love how this is a quick easy one pot meal (well two if you count the rice 🍚🤪)
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Masoor Dal Tadka, Red Lentil Curry
Servings: 6


  • 1 ½ cup dry red lentils soaked and washed
  • 1 large carrot  finely diced
  • 2 cups spinach or add whatever veggies you like this recipe is flexible!
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 heaping tbsp fresh ginger minced
  • ½ tbsp oil
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup canned coconut milk
  • 1 ½ tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp curry powder
  • ½ tbsp sweetener of choice
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • sea salt & black pepper to taste
  • Lots of red pepper flakes optional


  • Put the oil in the bottom of your pot on medium heat and throw in the carrot and a onion. Cook a few minutes then add the garlic, ginger and the rest of the spices. 
  • Cook for a few more mins then add veg broth lentils and spinach (or other veggies, I also added yellow cherry tomatoes since I had them in the fridge 🤩) Bring to a boil then reduce to a nice simmer for about 12 mins then add the coconut milk and simmer for another 3-5 or whenever you feel it’s ready! 
  • Serve with basmati rice 


This honestly gets better with time. so just double it and share it or keep those yummy leftovers for lunch! My husband ran up for seconds so you know it’s good! 🌶😛 Would be amazing with cilantro but I can’t find cilantro anywhere right now 😭 Green onions did the trick!
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One thought on “One Pot Masoor Dal Tadka Red Lentil Curry Recipe

  1. Carol says:

    5 stars
    My husband and I loved this dish! Lots of flavour and nutrition and I had spinach to use up so it was perfect and it didn’t take too long to put together. It was still good without the coconut milk and ginger that I didn’t have on hand! ( I used powdered ginger!) I also used cauliflower rice which was also very good along with roasted beets on the side! Thanks for sharing these great recipes! 💖

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