Curried Lentils and Potatoes

Notes: Hulled (decorticated) lentils, such as Red Chiefs, come from the Northwest. Smaller orange lentils are available in Indian markets. Both cook quickly.

Yield: Makes 4 servings
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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 381
  • Calories from fat: 3.1%
  • Protein: 29g
  • Fat: 1.3g
  • Saturated fat: 0.1g
  • Carbohydrate: 65g
  • Fiber: 12g
  • Sodium: 80mg
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg


  • 1 pound red thin-skinned potatoes
  • 2 firm-ripe tomatoes (1/2 lb. total)
  • 1 1/2 cups hulled lentils such as Red Chiefs
  • 3 cups fat-skimmed chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh mint leaves
  • Plain nonfat yogurt
  • Salt


  1. 1. Scrub potatoes and cut them into 1/4-inch slices.
  2. 2. Rinse tomatoes, core, and cut each into 6 wedges.
  3. 3. In a 12- to 14-inch frying pan, combine potatoes, tomatoes, lentils, broth, and curry powder. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring occasionally.
  4. 4. Cover pan, reduce heat, and simmer until most of the liquid is absorbed and potatoes are tender to bite, about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. 5. Spoon into wide bowls. Sprinkle with chopped mint and add yogurt and salt to taste.
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