Randy Mayor
8 servings (serving size: 1 cup lentil mixture and 2 tablespoons yogurt sauce)

This recipe uses an immersion blender to blend the yogurt sauce and again to roughly puree the lentils.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine yogurt and cilantro in beaker of an immersion blender; blend until cilantro is finely chopped. Cover yogurt sauce, and chill.

Step 2

Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, bell pepper, and garlic; sauté 8 minutes or until tender. Add curry; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add broth and tomatoes to pan; bring to a boil. Stir in lentils. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 30 minutes or until lentils are very soft. Stir in ginger.

Step 3

Using an immersion blender in pan, coarsely puree lentil mixture. Stir in red pepper. Serve lentil mixture with yogurt sauce.

Ratings & Reviews

very nice

September 18, 2017
Spouse & I both enjoyed this. Followed recipe except made just half and added some carrots along with the red bell peppers and used a homemade red curry powder since I really dislike bottled curry powder. Kept it a bit chunky so that it could be plated rather than put in a bowl. Served with the yogurt-cilantro topping alongside chopped spinach flavored with butter and toasted black mustard seeds, tandoori naan bread from Wal-Mart, a spoonful of Patak's eggplant relish.  Very satisfying! from

Kate74's Review

August 18, 2012
Delicious! But I am the the wife of a professional chef in NYC so I added several ingredients that i know would make it tastier. For example in the yogurt sauce I added 1/2 a lemon, salt, pepper, olive oil. In stew I added, carrots, celery, red curry, sriracha hot sauce, white wine vinegar and generous amounts of salt and pepper. Also, I did not blend stew into a purée. I used my immersion blender but only silightly to keep it chunky. My husband ate 3 bowls and raved about it. Happy cooking!

mansaclaire's Review

June 07, 2012
Really tasty and easy to make - doesnt look very pretty though - bit like baby food , but we really enjoyed it and i;d make it again ...