(Vegan) Creamy Crock Pot Coconut Curry Lentils

November 2, 2017

(Vegan) Creamy Crock Pot Coconut Curry Lentils
Weeknight dinners don’t get simpler or healthier than this.
You can prep everything for these (Vegan) Creamy Crock Pot Coconut Curry Lentils in 5 minutes tops, then toss it all in your slow cooker and with no other effort required on your part, you’ll have a healthy meal that everyone will love.
Fact is, when I’m using the crock pot to save time (and stay out of the kitchen) I like to keep things as simple as possible, and believe me when I say that it doesn’t get simpler than this.
Just some peeling and chopping is needed, then throw everything in the slow cooker, go out to work or run errands, and when you get home you don’t have to start fussing with dinner—the work’s already done.


These (Vegan) Creamy Crock Pot Coconut Curry Lentils are the bomb. Seriously.
If you like my Chickpea Tikka Masala then you’re going to love this.
So creamy, rich, and delicious yet healthy, light, and completely vegan.

(Vegan) Creamy Crock Pot Coconut Curry Lentils

Lentils are slowly cooked with onion, garlic, vegetables spices in this flavorful rich vegan dish.
Serve with basmati rice to make a complete meal.
Both lentils and rice have been food staples for many centuries. Eaten together, they offer a low-fat, nutritious source of complete protein, fiber, iron and other essential minerals.

(Vegan) Creamy Crock Pot Coconut Curry Lentils
Seriously guys, this dish is insane.
As far as I’m concerned, it was love at first bite. Make it!

(Vegan) Creamy Crock Pot Coconut Curry Lentils

(Vegan) Creamy Crock Pot Coconut Curry Lentils                                                                 Print this recipe!

Serves 8

2 cups brown lentils, picked over and rinsed
1 medium onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 carrot, peeled and finely diced
1 medium potato, peeled and finely diced
2 tablespoons, sweet chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon turmeric
½ teaspoon ground coriander
1 (15 oz) can diced tomatoes
1 (15 oz) can tomato sauce
3 cups vegetable broth
1 (14 oz) can full-fat coconut milk


Place all ingredients (except for the coconut milk) in the slow cooker. Stir to combine.
Close with lid and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 7 to hours. Once cooked, the lentils should be tender and most of the liquid should be absorbed.
Stir in the coconut milk, take a taste, and adjust seasoning as needed.
Serve over white rice sprinkled with chopped fresh cilantro.

Nutrition facts

One serving yields 248 calories, 10 grams of fat, 30 grams of carbs, and 8 grams of protein.


  1. Sounds delicious, but I don't own a crock pot :-( Do you think it could be done in the oven?

  2. I have the same question as Deborah! But I'm thinking maybe precook the lentils and cook it all on the stove? Looks amazing.

  3. Deborah the oven want work but yes Cansus idea vl work just perfect. I prefer to always soak my lentils overnight if I'm not cooking in the crock pot. It's a very delicious dish indeed

  4. PRINTING! Definitely adding this to our Crock Pot Wednesday next week. Thank you for sharing! I'm not the greatest when it comes to cooking lentils (I've only managed to make one soup that's pretty tasty with them). Your recipes are fantastic! Keep 'em coming!


  5. I made this last night, no substitutions, and it was perfect. Thank you for the recipe!

    1. That's fantastic, I'm so glad you enjoyed that much!

  6. i'm having a hard time finding sweet chili powder, even at whole foods. can i add something to the recipe or regular chili powder instead? i'm sure i can find it online somewhere too, if i have to.

    1. You can definitely use regular chili powder, as long as it's not too spicy

  7. Try adding whole cardamom pods in with the rice when you cook it - it really lifts the flavour up to another level. Cheers, Jon

    1. Thanks Jon for the tip, I love adding cardamom pods to my rice. Have you ever tried adding a small cinnamon stick or a bay leaf? They add so much flavor!

  8. Love this recipe! What's the serving size?

    1. This recipe serves 8 and the serving size is about 2 cups of cooked lentils

  9. This was so incredible, thank you!

  10. Yum! Amazing! I made this w/ red lentils instead of brown and served it on zoodles, delicious!
    Does this freeze well?