One of my favorite new recipes for lunch. One pot feeds me all week! I tried it with both curry and garam masala and prefer the former. My kids love it too! The fresh cilantro at the end is a MUST. It takes the flavors from good to great.
Didn't make any changes and loved it "as-is." My husband normally has to have meat for dinner so I was leery if this would be hearty enough for him but it was and he loved it too. Will definitely make again. I will say that I love curry and this was light on curry flavor but I very much liked it that way. As others suggested I'm sure you could add more curry if your tastes prefer but I'd suggest trying the original before making modifications. I noticed a few mention "soupy" texture but ours was thick and lovely. I'm wondering if they used coconut water instead of coconut milk as that would make a huge difference. Also maybe they presoaked their lentils? The dried lentils soak up much of the liquid so it shouldn't be "soupy" at all. We used the lime and cilantro the recipe suggested maybe that made a flavor difference as well. I didn't find it bland I found it hearty with light curry flavor.
Using other's suggestions as a guide we increased the curry spice to 3 tsp. For the liquid we added the coconut milk first then topped up the liquid with broth until it just covered the veggies. We cut our squash a bit bigger so we delayed adding the lentils so they wouldn't be completely mushy. We cooked it uncovered stirring occasionally topping up broth as needed to get a nice thick rich sauce. It was fantastic! Even my 8 year old who hates vegetarian and especially hates curry said it was "nummy" and finished his bowl! Great comfort food on a chilly fall night. Adding this one to regular rotation for sure.
Wow! Doing the 1200 cal / day 14 day meal plan... made this the night before because I knew I wouldn t have time to cook the next day. Tasted it...eh...okay. Well today I had to eat it and I squeezed the lime on it...wow!! What a flavor boost! Yes...don t forget the lime! I could eat the whole thing which would greatly defeat the purpose for the meal plan but yum! I added a bit more salt to the recipe but I didn t change anything else. My house smells amazing and I could eat this everyday!
I read the reviews and made some adjustments and I will definitely make this again. I added about a tablespoon of garam masala and also added about a teaspoon of curry powder. I added about 4 teaspoons of minced ginger (the kind from the tube) and a heaping tablespoon of jarred minced garlic. I used a fresh tomato and only added three cups of vegetable broth. At the end I only added half a can of regular coconut milk. I ate it as a soup to try it out and forgot to add the lime - it was good but nothing to rave about. Once I squeezed the lime juice in the flavor was amazing. Don't forget the lime!
I checked out the reviews and added twice the amount of curry powder and ginger and was still left with a dinner without a whole lot of pop to it. I added some Greek yogurt to thicken it and added some hot pepper and it became tolerable. Not sure if I d make this again
My husband and I loved this dish! I did however alter it quite a bit according to other reviews--I used vegetable stock (low sodium) instead of water since it sounded like the originally recipe is a bit watery/bland and I also over seasoned a ton. I doubled the salt and curry powder as well is added 4 extra oz. of butternut (simply because they only came in 12oz. packages). The end result was phenomenal and we feasted on the pot for a week! Enjoy:)
Extremely good. I only used about 1/2 the liquid with no issues. I also gave it a strong simmer uncovered for 5 or 6 minutes after the coconut milk. Be aware this is canned coconut milk not the drinkable stuff in cartons so much thicker. I got a very nice thick consistency. Adjust the seasonings to your liking I added cayenne pepper and turmeric to my gara masala. Also don't skip the cilantro and lime and add other Asian style fresh herbs you might have on hand. (Mint basil)
Great BUT... This is great definitely one of the better curries I've made BUT you'll have to boil off about 30% of the liquid after the last step in this recipe. Budget an extra 20 min to evaporate the excess water. I would say cut the water in half but unfortunately I think its required in earlier steps in order to submerge all of the ingredients. Pros: Comforting savory Cons: Too much liquid
Use less coconut milk I'd recommend using only half a can of full fat coconut milk to balance the flavors and prevent it from becoming too coconut milky. Pros: Healthy and delicious Cons: Makes a huge batch
Delicious soup Excellent soup I did make some changes 1 tsp Garam masala plus the 2 tsp curry regular coconut milk and 1 can broth plus 2 cups water instead of 4 cups water came out great plenty of flavor so easy to make. Pros: Very easy to prepare
Soothing and filling This soup is really beautiful and delicious. It needs I think a bit more salt but other than that it's very nice. I served it with whole wheat naan bread and a salad but it really didn't need the salad because it is a very filling soup. Don't forget to squeeze your lime wedges over the soup in the bowls...it really has a nice impact!
Too watery I don't know if I added too much water or what but I felt that it turned out too watery. Usually with a curry it is liquid but it still has some thickness to it and a ton of flavor. Mine was basically water and did not have the pop of flavor that I was hoping for even though the ingredients set up for a strongly flavored dish. I am wondering if I should use less water or more coconut milk onion ginger and curry to get the flavor I am looking for. Pros: Easy smells delicious very healthy Cons: watery
Wonderful easy meal I loved this dish until I added the coconut milk. Then all of the wonderful ginger and curry flavors were lost. Next time I will leave it out completely or only add a splash. A whole can is over kill. It's still good but just tastes like coconut milk soup. Pros: Quick simple healthy and delicious Cons: doesn't need the coconut milk