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Indian-Spiced Lentils and Lamb

Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling; Leigh Ann Ross
Hands-on time 30 mins
Total time 1 hr, 10 mins
Yield Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 6 ounces lean ground lamb
  • 1 teaspoon red curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped onion
  • 3/4 cup chopped carrot
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, chopped
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 3/4 cup brown lentils
  • 2 cups fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 cup light coconut milk
  • 1 (15-ounce) can whole peeled tomatoes, drained and coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup 2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves

Nutrition Information

  • calories 371
  • fat 16 g
  • satfat 7.1 g
  • monofat 5.8 g
  • polyfat 1.1 g
  • protein 19.8 g
  • carbohydrate 40.5 g
  • fiber 9 g
  • cholesterol 32 mg
  • iron 4.3 mg
  • sodium 619 mg
  • calcium 107 mg

How to Make It

  1. Heat a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl. Add lamb and next 4 ingredients (through red pepper); sauté 4 minutes, stirring to crumble. Add onion, carrot, and jalapeño; sauté 4 minutes or until lamb is browned. Add garlic; sauté 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in tomato paste; sauté 30 seconds.

  2. Add lentils; sauté 30 seconds. Stir in broth and next 3 ingredients (through tomatoes); bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer for 40 minutes or until lentils are tender. Ladle about 1 cup lentil mixture into each of 4 bowls; top each serving with 1 tablespoon yogurt and 1 tablespoon cilantro.