Bowl with lentils, roasted vegetables and kale against a white background.

Curried Lentil Bowl

  • Author: Deryn Macey
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 40 mins
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stovetop, Oven
  • Cuisine: Vegan

This warm and hearty bowl features spiced lentils, oil-free roasting veggies and plenty of nutritious kale. This dish can be served warm or cold so it works well year-round.



For the Curried Lentils

For the Bowls

  • 4 carrots, approx. 2 heaping cups
  • 2 cups chopped zucchini
  • 1 white onion, spiced, approx. 2 cups
  • 1 medium-sized sweet potato, chopped, approx. 2 heaping cups
  • salt and pepper
  • 8 handfuls de-stemmed and chopped kale, approx. 8 cups


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F. Chop all the veggies and place on 2 silicone mat or parchment paper-lined baking trays in a single layer. Sprinkle with salt and pepper then roast for 30-40 minutes until tender.
  2. While the veggies are roasting, bring 2 cups of water to a boil in a medium-sized saucepan. Once boiling, add the red lentils, reduce heat to low, cover and lightly simmer for 12-15 minutes until the lentils are tender. Leave the pot on the element but turn the heat off. Stir in the coconut milk and spices and let sit to thicken until the veggies are done. 
  3. Prepare the kale by tearing the leaves away from the thick stems and then chopping into bite-sized pieces. Add all the kale to a large skillet with a few splashes of water and cook for 5-6 minutes until dark green and softened. 
  4. Divide the roasted veggies, curried lentils and kale into 4 servings. Enjoy right away or store in the fridge for up to 4 days.

Keywords: curried lentil bowl, healthy, plant-based, oil-free, easy