Cauliflower & Red Lentil Curry

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

Not at all sure where I picked up this recipe from. One of those recipes I crave on a cold night.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large saucepan over low heat, combine lentils, onions, curry powder, salt, turmeric and 2 cups of water. Bring to a simmer. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until the lentils are soft and the sauce has thickened, about 45 minutes.
  2. Add tomatoes,cauliflower, and chili and simmer, covered, until the cauliflower is tender, aprox 8 to 10 minutes. Then remove from heat.
  3. Heat oil in a small pan over medium-high heat. Add cumin seeds and cook for about 10 seconds. Add garlic and ginger. Continue to saute until the garlic is lightly browned, about 1 minute. Stir in cayenne and immediately add the oil-spice mixture to the cauliflower mixture. Stir in lemon juice, cilantro and sugar. Taste and adjust seasonings with additional salt and cayenne.
Most Helpful

This is delicious! We'll definitely make it again.

Paris D March 18, 2013

This is a very good recipe. I adapted it a bit for my wife, who doesn't like spicy foods, and she really liked it.

Wyomingbob March 27, 2011

Update to Review: I prefer this with regular green lentils, the red lentils turn too watery for me, the green ones thicken up better, more like split peas. I enjoyed this recipe very much! Wanting to make more of it, I doubled the amount of lentils (and therefore the water and spices) accordingly. Noting some previous comments about flavor, I cooked the cauliflower briefly in the spice-oil mixture before adding it to the pot, because I wanted the cauliflower to absorb as much flavor as possible. I tossed in some green pepper and chicken that I needed to finish up at step 3 as well. Tried this in a slow cooker and it worked great.

Rose'nTodd March 24, 2008