Broccoli and Green Lentil Coconut Curry

  • Author: somiigbene
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 2 1x


Low-fat broccoli and green lentil coconut curry. 



  • 150g brown basmati rice
  • 100g green lentils
  • 1 large shallot, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon Madras curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon mixed ground spice
  • Vegetable stock cube or seasoning, to taste
  • 1 red chilli (optional)
  • 1 head of broccoli, rinsed and chopped into florets
  • 300ml coconut milk (carton, not tin)
  • Large handful of fresh coriander, chopped


  1. Heat a small splash of water or 1 tablespoon of coconut oil in medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the shallots, cook for 1-2 minutes to soften then add the garlic and all of the spices. Cook for 2-3 minutes if cooking with water or fry for 20 seconds until fragrant. 
  2. Rinse the lentils, then add them alongside the chilli, vegetable stock cube and coconut milk into the pan. Stir well, bring to the boil then turn the heat down to a simmer. Cook for 25-30 minutes. 
  3. In the meantime, cook the rice according to instructions on the package.
  4. Just before the lentils are tender, add the broccoli. Season as required then take the curry off the heat.
  5. Divide the rice and curry between two bowls then garnish with fresh coriander if you desire. 

  • Category: Lunch/Dinner
  • Cuisine: Indian-inspired


  • Serving Size: Per serving
  • Calories: 490
  • Sugar: 4
  • Fat: 5g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Carbohydrates: 88g
  • Fiber: 10.5
  • Protein: 22.5g
  • Cholesterol: 0

Keywords: Curry, Lentils, Coconut

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