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Crockpot Green Lentil Curry Recipe

 This Crockpot Green Lentil Curry recipe has an earthiness from the curry and a sweetness from the tomato and is guaranteed to be a favorite in your home

This Green Lentil Curry recipeI’ve had a lot of firsts. By that, I mean that I am sticking to my resolution of trying new things. My resolutions don’t include losing weight or to quit smoking because I don’t need to do either. I quit smoking 16 years ago and lost 45 pounds over 3 years ago. By maintaining a balance, I have kept it off in a healthy way. Dishes like my Crockpot Green Lentil Curry is one of the delicious tools that I keep in my arsenal to keep me satisfied eating right.

A bowl filled with Lentil Curry garnished with tomatoes and fresh parsley with fresh tomatoes sitting in the background.I don’t make resolutions but love to push myself into trying new things. Both in the kitchen and the classroom. On my bucket list was to make Potato Gnocchi and Sourdough Bread and now I’ve knocked off another one on my list.

I’ve always wanted to learn more about cooking with curry, and I had yet to try lentils. My upbringing didn’t include the foods generally made with the spices used to make these dishes, so I wasn’t really sure where to start.

Green Lentil Curry recipe

One amazing thing about being a food blogger is that you meet so many other foodies from all over the world. Many dishes are made similarly but spiced according to their culture. I learned that lentils regardless of where they come from are generally cooked simply without a ton of other ingredients. That’s because they don’t need them. They’re delicious!

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Crockpot Green Lentil Curry

Author: Hostess At Heart
This Crockpot Green Lentil Curry recipe has an earthiness from the curry and a sweetness from the tomato and is guaranteed to be a favorite in your home.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 45 minutes
Course Main, Sides, Vegetarian
Cuisine American, Indian
Keyword: Crockpot Curry, Green Lentil, Green Lentil Curry
Servings: 4 servings


  • 2 cups green lentils rinsed and drained
  • 1 onion large diced
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 2-3 carrots diced
  • 6 oz tomato paste
  • 4 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 Tbsp Curry powder
  • vegetable oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped plus additional for garnish
  • tomato diced for garnish (optional)


  • Heat vegetable oil in a skillet, and brown diced onion. Add minced garlic and curry powder and cook for another 30 seconds. Transfer to a crockpot.
  • Add tomato paste, vegetable stock, carrots, and lentils, and stir to combine. Cover and cook on high for 3-1/2 hours or on Low for 6 hours. Stir occasionally.
  • Salt and pepper as needed. Stir in cilantro and garnish with additional cilantro and diced tomato.


This recipe serves 4 if served as a meal.  It will make 6 to 8 servings if served as a side dish.


Calories: 399kcalCarbohydrates: 73gProtein: 26gFat: 1gSodium: 1305mgPotassium: 1470mgFiber: 31gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 6365IUVitamin C: 18.8mgCalcium: 98mgIron: 8.7mg

Nutritional Disclaimer

This recipe was calculated using the exact brands and measurements I used to make this recipe. If you are following a strict diet please note changing anything will cause the nutritional info to change. My calculations are intended as a guide only.

Tried this recipe?Let me know how it was!

Lentils are actually a little bean. They are a high source of protein and are high in nutrients. This dish was delicious. The lentils were slightly sweet from the tomato paste, and there was an earthiness from the curry melange. Adding the cilantro at the end keeps this dish fresh and colorful. I could have served it by itself as a vegetarian dish, but I actually served it as a side dish with another recipe that I will share down the road. This dish was a home run.

I’m so glad that I ventured into the lentil and curry world with this Green Lentil Curry recipe because I’ll be using lentils and making more curries in my future.

If you like warm and comforting recipes like this one, here are a few more that we love!

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Recipe Rating


Tuesday 26th of May 2020

Lentils are a great protein source. May have to try this one soon

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Thursday 7th of January 2016

[…] is the case with my Lentil Sausage Soup!I tried Lentils for the first time last year when I made Crockpot Green Lentil Curry.  I don’t know why it was such a momentous thing, I love almost anything when it comes to […]

Leslie Howard Decamp

Friday 23rd of January 2015

Hi Julie.. This looks like a wonderful recipe, but what is Sonals Curry Malange???

Julie is HostessAtHeart

Friday 23rd of January 2015

Sonal is a blogger that is developing her own spice blends for commercial sale. They are amazing and she sent me some to try. I can let you know when they are released if you would like? Thanks Leslie, I love that you are visiting me!


Wednesday 21st of January 2015

This sounds great! Fun that you are trying new things. And how sweet if Sonal!!

Julie is HostessAtHeart

Wednesday 21st of January 2015

Thank you Lori! It's a great start to our new year!


Wednesday 21st of January 2015

Great recipe. Thank you! I always feel so healthy when I have a lentil based meal!

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