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Yellow Curry Lentils and Halloumi - a flavor-packed healthy vegetarian meal | TheRoastedRoot.net #dinner #recipe
Yellow Curry Lentils and Halloumi
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
55 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Thai
Keyword: curry, Thai, vegetarian
Servings: 3 to 4 servings
Author: Julia
  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked green lentils
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil or olive oil
  • ½ yellow onion finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger peeled and grated
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • ¼ teaspoon cardamom optional
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper optional
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt to taste
  • 1 (14-ounce) can full fat coconut milk + more for serving
  • 5 ounces haloumi chopped into ¼ to ½-inch cubes
For Serving:
  • Cooked basmati rice
  • Fresh cilantro chopped
  1. Cook lentils according to package instructions.
  2. While the lentils are cooking, heat the oil in a medium-sized skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and saute, stirring occasionally, until translucent, about 5 to 8 minutes. Add the garlic, ginger, and all of the spices and salt. Cook an additional 5 to 8 minutes, until onion is cooked through. Add the coconut milk and bring to a full boil. Reduce the heat slightly but maintain a gentle boil for 10 minutes, until sauce has thickened slightly.
  3. Stir the cooked lentils into the sauce and cook, stirring occasionally for 3 to 5 minutes.
  4. Add the cubed halloumi and cook just until halloumi is hot, about 2 minutes.
  5. Taste the lentil curry and add additional sea salt or spices to taste.
  6. Serve over cooked basmati rice with freshly chopped cilantro.