One-Step Lentil Curry

This one-step lentil curry is not only delish, but it’s also fat-free, vegan and gluten-free. But for me, the best part is there’s only 1 step required- yes, unlike every other curry, just ONE step! Yet there’s no compromise in flavour, texture or authenticity.

healthy vegan spicy brown lentil curry just one step simple in a large bowl with a spoon ladling out for a close up view

Creamy, full of spice and perfect for dipping into with your naan breads. Also great for covering mounds of freshly cooked basmati rice. Going to heat up a bowl right now since its perfectly suited for batch cooking and storing in the fridge to heat up for later on. Still can’t believe it myself that there’s only one step required for this curry.

spicy healthy vegan lentil curry on brown wooden table next to a round naan bread

Serving size:         

Serves 12


  • 400g brown lentils
  • 1.5 litre water
  • 3 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1-2 tsp dried chillies
  • Salt taste


  1. Place all ingredients in a slow cooker or rice cooker and simmer for 1-2 hours.

And that is literally it! Top with fresh coriander and serve with rice.

If you love a good curry, check out my Indian aubergine curry .

I’d like to give a massive thanks to Madhur Jaffrey for her inspiration in helping me create this recipe. You can find her version here:

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