Easy Mauritian Lentil Curry

Here is a super simple way to make a delicious curry before you can order and receive a home delivered pizza.


  • 2 TBSP extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small onion, quartered and sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 cup red lentils or moong dhal, picked over for stones and rinsed
  • 4 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme
  • ½ tsp salt


  1. Heat the oil in a saucepan and sauté the onions and garlic.
  2. Add the lentils, curry powder, thyme, salt and about 3 cups water.
  3. Cover with lid, bring to the boil, then turn down heat slightly and simmer half covered for about 15-20 minutes or until lentils are soft cooked and the curry has thickened.
  4. Serve hot over steamed basmati rice or soft polenta

Serves 4

  • Stir in a few tablespoons of coconut cream at the end to tone down the spiciness of the curry if you use hot curry powder.

Per serve: energy 869 kJ (208Cal); protein 12 g; fat 10 g; saturated fat 1 g; cholesterol 0 mg; carbohydrate 19 g; fibre 7 g; calcium 41 mg; iron 4 mg