Red Lentil Stew With Yogurt Sauce

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is from Cooking Light magazine. This recipe uses an immersion blender but a regular blender could also be used.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Yogurt Sauce:.
  2. Combine yogurt and cilantro in a small bowl. Use an immersion blender to finely chop cilantro and blend it in with the yogurt.
  3. Cover and chill.
  4. Lentil Stew:.
  5. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, bell pepper, and garlic; saute 8 minutes or until tender.
  6. Add curry; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  7. Add broth and tomatoes to pan; bring to a boil.
  8. Stir in lentils. Cover and reduce heat, and simmer 30 minutes or until lentils are very soft. Stir in ginger.
  9. Using an immersion blender in pan, coarsely puree lentil mixture. Stir in cayenne pepper and salt if desired.
  10. Serve lentil mixture with yogurt sauce.
Most Helpful

amazing! i love lentils but the curry and garlic make this stew delicous! i didnt make the yogurt sauce and it was still very filling! for ZWT

superblondieno2 May 25, 2008

Delicious! I made it just as written and wouldn't change anything! As other reviewers have said, don't leave out the sauce. I am not usually much of a cilantro fan, but I really liked it in this. Thanks, I'll be making this again!

SweetySJD March 09, 2008

This was lovely, and the touch of yogurt (or soy yogurt!) really makes it. I didn't have any cilantro but it was fine without. It was necessary to add 1-2 cups extra water to keep the lentils from sticking, and I probably more-than-doubled the curry powder- you need some spice, with this huge amount of lentils! That said, it tastes wonderful. Enjoying the leftovers!

White Rose Child March 07, 2008