Lentils are one of the world’s healthiest foods. Any time I hear that about any type of food, I know I have to make it an ingredient in a meal I make in the very near future. One of the main reasons you should include lentils in your diet is because they are high in folic acid.
Folic acid, or folate, is extremely important to the health of the human body, in particular for cellular growth and regeneration. This red lentil curry is a whole bowl of awesome, and just one serving of this delicious dinner provides you with around 50% of your Daily Value for folate.
Red Lentil Curry
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon ginger, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
8 scallions, diced
1 tablespoon curry powder
4 carrots, diced
1 large Russet potato, peeled and chopped
1 cup red lentils
3 cups vegetable broth
Salt and pepper
1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat.
2. Cook the ginger, garlic and scallions for 2-3 minutes, until tender.
3. Add the curry powder, carrots, potato, lentils and vegetable broth, and season with salt and pepper.
4. Reduce heat and simmer for 20-30 minutes, until the lentils and vegetables are tender.
This tasty curry dish is definitely a staple around our house. It’s got so many delicious flavors, so much healthiness in one pot, it’s awesome, but it’s still surprisingly easy to make. A light squeeze of fresh lime juice over top adds the perfect finishing touch to this curry masterpiece.