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Red Lentil Puree

Red Lentil Puree

This Red Lentil Puree is a quick, easy, and filling wholesome meal. It's great on its own or accompanied with a garnish of your choice.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Gluten free, Nut free, Oil free, Vegan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 204kcal


  • 1.5 cup dry red lentils
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 carrot peeled and grated
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 140 g 5 oz tomato paste
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala optional
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp chili flakes optional


  • To a heated pot add a splash of water or a bit of vegetable oil. Add onion, carrot and garlic along with spices. Let cook for 5 minutes until onion is soft and translucent.
  • Pour rinsed lentils, tomato paste and 4.5-5 cups of water. Mix everything and let cook for around 20-25 minutes, until mushy.
  • Once cooked, blend with an immersion blender to a puree. Enjoy with whole-grain pasta or cooked grain of choice.