Family-Friendly Lentil Curry: A Delicious and Nutritious Dinner Recipe

Are you ready to try a delicious and healthy lentil curry with rice? Lentils are small but mighty legumes that are packed with protein, fibre, and vitamins. Plus, they’re super tasty when cooked with the right spices and flavours!

So, let’s get cooking and make a yummy lentil curry with rice that the whole family will enjoy. It’s sure to be a hit!


Here’s what you’ll need:

Lentil Curry with Rice

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Main Course
Servings 4 -6 Adult


  • 200 g Red Lentils
  • 1 White Onion Chopped
  • 3 Garlic Cloves Chopped
  • 1 Large Tomato Chopped
  • 100 g Spinach
  • 100 g Peas
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala
  • 240 g Rice
  • Greek/Soya Yoghurt


  • Measure out all the ingredients
  • Wash the lentils, then tip into a saucepan with 1L water and boil.
  • Once the lentils come to a boil, reduce the heat and allow to simmer for 25 minutes. Cover with a lid and occasionally stir.
  • In another pan (make the base), fry the onions and garlic until softened; this could take 8 minutes on a medium-low heat.
  • Then add the tomato and spices and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Tip the base into the lentils saucepan. Add spinach and peas, then allow to simmer.
  • Boil the rice, add turmeric for a yellow colour, and serve with some plain yoghurt.
  • Serve food family style
  • Adult Portion
  • Place the curry into a small bowl or silicone cupcake cases, using cookie cutters shape out the rice and serve with yoghurt for younger kids.
  • Pre-load teaspoons of the lentil sauce and yoghurt with a little rice and separate veggie chunks for babies.


Allergies: Dairy/Soya. You could use another plant based yogurt such as oat or coconut.