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Red Lentil Coconut Curry with Peppers & Avocado.

  • 2
    avocados
  • 1 small bunch
    cilantro
  • 1 (398 ml) can
    coconut milk
  • 2 (398 ml) cans
    diced tomatoes
  • 4 cloves
    garlic
  • 2 (2 ½ cm) pieces
    ginger root
  • 2
    jalapeño peppers
  • 2
    red bell peppers
  • ½ medium
    red onion
  •  
    curry powder
  •  
    extra virgin olive oil
  •  
    red lentils
  •  
    salt
  • 1
    Wash and dry the fresh produce.
    2 (2 ½ cm) pieces ginger root
    2 jalapeño peppers
    2 red bell peppers
    2 avocados
    1 small bunch cilantro
  • 2
    Heat a large pot over medium heat.
  • 3
    Peel and mince the garlic and red onion. Peel and mince or grate the ginger.
    4 cloves garlic
    ½ medium red onion
  • 4
    Once the pot is hot, add oil and swirl to coat the bottom.
    2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 5
    Add the garlic, onion, and ginger to the pot and cook, stirring occasionally, 2-3 minutes.
  • 6
    Quarter the jalapeño peppers lengthwise; seed and remove ribs of the jalapeños with a spoon. Finely dice (Be careful, with jalapeños, do not touch your eyes and ensure you wash your hands after handling or wear gloves while preparing).
  • 7
    Small dice the bell peppers. Add the jalapeños, bell peppers, curry powder, and salt to the pot. Cook, stirring occasionally, 2-3 minutes.
    1 tsp curry powder
    1 tsp salt
  • 8
    Add the diced tomatoes, coconut milk, and water to the pot. Stir and bring to a boil over high heat, then add the red lentils. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook, stirring occasionally, until lentils are tender, 22-25 minutes.
    2 (398 ml) cans diced tomatoes
    1 (398 ml) can coconut milk
    3 cup water
    1 cup red lentils
  • 9
    Meanwhile, halve and pit the avocados; slice crosswise while still in the skin and scoop out with a spoon.
  • 10
    Shave the cilantro leaves off the stems; discard the stems and mince the leaves.
  • 11
    To serve, divide the lentil curry between bowls; top with sliced avocado and minced cilantro. Enjoy!