slow cooker lentil curry

I love curries of any kind. This is my first time making a slow cooker lentil curry recipe but for sure I will be making it for time to come. It is extremely easy, delicious and still gluten free and vegan.

Slow cooker lentil curry. Gluten free and vegan. Super easy to put together and only

Red lentils are extremely healthy and these red lentils can be used just as you would regular lentils. They can be swamp  on any of your recipes so go ahead and get creative.

Here a few healthy facts about lentils. If you haven’t used lentils or hardly use them I suggest you incorporate them into your diet more regularly.

1. Lower Cholesterol – Lentils help to reduce blood cholesterol since it contains high levels of soluble fiber. Soluble fibers gets attached to cholesterol and then excreted lowering cholesterol in the body.

2. Heart Health – Lentils are also a great source of folate and magnesium, which are big contributors to heart health. Folate lowers your homocysteine levels, a serious risk factor for heart disease. Magnesium improves blood flow, oxygen and nutrients throughout the body. Low levels of magnesium have been directly associated with heart disease, so eating lentils will keep your heart happy!

3. Digestive Health – Insoluble dietary fiber found in lentils helps prevent constipation and other digestive disorders like irritable bowel syndrome and diverticulosis.

4. They Stabilize Blood Sugar – Adding to the many benefits of fiber, soluble fiber traps carbohydrates, slowing down digestion and stabilizing blood sugar levels. This can be especially helpful for those with diabetes, insulin resistance or hypoglycemia.

5. Good Protein – Of all legumes and nuts, lentils contain the third-highest levels of protein. 26 percent of lentil’s calories are attributed to protein.

6. Increases Energy – Lentils increase steady, slow-burning energy due its fiber and complex carbohydrates. Lentils are also a good source of iron, which transports oxygen throughout your body and is key to energy production and metabolism.

Red lentils are one of my favorite legumes to use especially in curries. I have tried them in quinoa salads as well and they work very well when mixed in with more veggies. If you need more ideas on how to incorporate lentils into your diet stay tuned because I have many more recipes coming your way using this fabulous legume.

I served my slow cooker lentil curry with brown rice but you can do it plain or with some nan or pita bread. I hope you get to make this slow cooker lentil curry recipe. It is extremely easy, delicious and healthy.

Enjoy!

Slow cooker lentil curry. Gluten free and vegan. Super easy to put together and only slow-cooker-red-lentils

 

Slow cooker lentil curry. Gluten free and vegan. Super easy to put together and only

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slow cooker lentil curry

Miryam's original recipe

Ingredients:

Directions:

Place all the ingredients, except cilantro, into your slow cooker and mix through. Cook on high for 3 1/2 hours or 7 on slow. You many have to add a little bit more water while the lentils cook. I added a bit more water for mine.

Once the lentils are cooked through add the fresh cilantro to the cooker and serve over brown rice or as desired.

 

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33 comments

  1. Delish! All in one skillet is just perfect and easy!

  2. I’d love to give this curry and these pans a whirl! After five moves in six years, our cookware has seen better days. A spring refresh is definitely order. Thanks for sharing your recipe (curry is a favorite stand-by), as well as the opportunity! Cheers.

  3. Looks delicious! We just bought a new stove and realized how junky all of our pans are. Time for some replacements!

  4. Curry is always great…esp. when you have a rainy and chilly spring!

  5. Great recipe!  And having good cookware makes such a huge difference in enjoying cooking!

  6. I can’t wait to try this curry!

  7. this is not something I have ever tried but it looks delicious

  8. I would definitely put these to good use! I would like to try some new pasta recipes for summer! 

  9. This looks yummy! I would definitely put these to good use! I would like to try some new pasta recipes for summer! 

  10. I am a FIEND for good cookware, and am  loving the sound of that skillet! I love that I can use it in the oven, and it has such a wonderful rustic look to it. Beautiful, indeed. And that curry? Sluuuuurp! I want it for dinner on allll the nights!

  11. A new set of pans would be heavenly! I always love a new cooking adventure! And as I have never made a curry, this would be the perfect recipe to start with in those new pans! Thanks for sharing!!

  12. You had me at Curry. Love the addition of coconut milk. The Two go together so well. I would throw in some kale or collards as well. Yum. I would love to whip this up in some new cookware from Circulon.

  13. my boyfriend and i love cooking new recipes together as a date night! the pans would be put to very good use :)

  14. The assortment of pans that come with this set is all you need for most meals. Most of our meals are cooked on the stovetop, and for those that aren’t, the cookie pan would bake those things.

  15. I recently found out that my best friend has not replaced her pans in 22 years. While I would love to keep these for me, I would instead give them to her for her birthday.

  16. I would love to give them to my sister who is going through a divorce and starting over!  My email is [email protected]

  17. i really want to make fried rice in this

  18. I would love to make chicken stir fry :)

  19. I would love eating and making chicken curry!

  20. I would use the pans daily for everything! I would love to make tuna croquettes in them first.

  21. The one piece of Circulon is probably my most used cookware. I’d love to have more that I can use for omelets. smothered chicken breasts, rice, and so much more.

  22. i’d love to make a vegetable stir fry in this!

  23. i would be using it for vegetable stir fry

  24. I would make a variety of omelets and lots of other food.

  25. I love making different types of egg white and veggie mixes

  26. I would use it for eggs

  27. I would make some balsamic chicken!

  28. My dad is a chef and he would love this!

  29. I’m not sure what I would make but it would definitely involve chicken. i love the recipe that you made! 

  30. Interesting to read at these pans! I need a good pan for Sunday brunches.
    Thanks.
    Chicken curry looks wonderful, too.

  31. Made this for dinner tonight. It is soooo good! Thank you for the recipe!

  32. this looks delicious! I’m adopting a healthier lifestyle so I can’t wait to try this recipe!

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