Instant Pot Curry Lentils

curry lentils with rice in a bowl

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Instant Pot Curry Lentils are an easy vegan recipe that is easy to make for dinner or meal prep. Lentils are super filling and the curry spices add so much flavor.


Curry Lentils

  • 1 1/2 cups brown or green lentils
  • 1 medium white or yellow onion, diced
  • 2 tablespoons red curry paste
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne peper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons crushed or grated ginger
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 14-oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup coconut milk

For Serving

  • Cooked white rice, for serving
  • Chopped fresh cilantro, for serving


  1. Add to Instant Pot - Place all ingredients except for the coconut milk in the Instant Pot. Stir to combine.
  2. Pressure Cook - Cook on Manual High Pressure for 15 minutes. Allow pressure to Natural Release for about 10 minutes then Quick Release the remaining pressure.
  3. Add Coconut Milk - Stir in the coconut milk. Taste and adjust salt if needed and cayenne if more heat is desired.
  4. Serve - While the lentils are cooking, cook the rice and chop up some fresh cilantro. Serve the lentils with rice and sprinkle with fresh chopped cilantro.


Leftovers can be stored in airtight containers in the fridge for 5 days.

Keywords: Instant Pot Curry Lentils, Vegan Curry Lentils, Vegan Instant Pot Curry Lentils

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