Lentil Curry Over Steamed Cauliflower

Ok, the whole point of these recipes is they are supposed to be easy. Healthy recipes that don’t overwhelm you. There are a LOT of ingredients in this recipe so you’re going to think I’m crazy. But give it a shot! Most of the ingredients are spices. If you don’t have some of them around the house, just substitute a different spice you like or use more of another one. Time, though, is not an issue with this one. It takes almost no time at all to prepare. Yay! Plus it’s cheap. We’re on a budget so I like cheap meals.

SO here we go – Lentil Curry over Cauliflower



  • 2 cups red lentils
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 tablespoon curry powder
  • 2 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon ground tumeric
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 (14.25 ounce) can tomato puree
  • 1 head of cauliflower


Wash lentils under warm water until water runs clear. Put lentils in pot. Cover with water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until lentils are tender. About 20 minutes. At the same time, cut up head of cauliflower and steam.

Heat oil in a pan and add onion and garlic. Cook until onion is caramelized, about 15 minutes.

Mix curry paste, curry powder, turmeric, cumin, chili powder, salt, sugar, garlic, and ginger together in a large bowl; stir into the onions. Increase heat to high and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in tomato puree. Remove from heat and stir in lentils.

Serve lentils over cauliflower. Yum.

21 Day Fix – One red and one and a half green. That’s it!

What meals do you use lentils for? Or are cooking with lentils completely new to you?


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