Egg and Green Lentils Curry with Ginger and Green chillies

I don't use Green lentils much in my day to day cooking and had never bought them until I had decided to make Veggie Lentil Loaf. I couldn't find a small pack so had to buy a big container. Luckily I came across another recipe with green lentils in it, and you bet I was all smiles!

Egg and Green Lentils curry with Ginger and Green chillies is from the book "Red Hot: A Cook's Encylopedia of Fire and Spice".The dish looked so appetizing in the picture that I had to try it. Another dish from the same book is the Red Enchilada Sauce.

Egg and Green Lentils Curry with Ginger and Green Chillies

You will need: (Serves :2)

¼ cup Green Lentils

2 cups Vegetable Stock

3 Eggs

2 tbsp Oil

2 cloves

¼ tsp Black Peppercorns

1 Onion finely chopped

4 Green chillies chopped

2 Garlic cloves chopped

1” pc Ginger chopped

1 tsp Corriander powder

1 tsp Cumin powder

3 Tomatoes chopped

3 tbsp Tomato paste

¼ tsp Sugar

¾ cup Water

½ tsp Garam Masala

Wash and drain lentils. Bring lentils and stock to a boil in a pot. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for about 15 minutes or until lentils are soft. Drain and keep aside.

Hard boil the eggs, shell them and cut in half lengthwise.

Heat the oil in a pan. Add the cloves and black peppercorns, sauté for a minute. Add the chopped onions, chillies,garlic and ginger. Saute till onions are soft, about 3-4 minutes. Now add the chopped tomatoes, tomato paste ,coriander and cumin powders. Sauté for 10 minutes on low heat till everything is incorporated. Add the lentils , ¾ cup water and halved eggs. Season with salt and garam masala. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Serve hot.

This goes well with any white fragrant rice -- Jasmine or Basmati Rice.

You can leave the eggs out and increase the quantity of Lentils and Stock to make a vegetarian lentil curry.


  1. green lentils and egg? wow! thats super proteins in there!

  2. i was thinking the same leave out the eggs and make with just plain lentils....looks good :)

  3. At home my mom used to make green lentils. I have never made them. Looks delicious

  4. looks absolutely lipsmacking!!!

  5. very nice and comfortingg combination looks deleciousss

  6. healthy dish namratha...different combo...looks grt...wanna try this....

  7. I love boiled eggs, this looks good and will make the eggs even tastier!

  8. Egg and green lentils - what an unusual combination but it looks and sounds really good Namratha!

  9. Yup Nags, its totally good for ya! :)

  10. Oh good Rajitha dear, do make it with just the lentils, its really tasty!

  11. That's nice Happy, you should try them too, they aren't as bad as I thought them to be :-D

  12. Thanks Bee!! :) Means a lot coming from you!

  13. Thanks Sagari, it sure was comforting and very fulfilling.

  14. Thanks Remya, do try it...worth every bit.

  15. It sure does Meeso, makes a lovely combo.

    It is a good combo Lavaanya, do try it :)

  16. Hmm it is Suman, try it sometime, goes well with Chapathis too :-D that should be motivating enough for you to try it...hehe

  17. High protein diet..very unique recipe...

  18. Thanks Shankari :)Glad you could stop by..

  19. I made this curry today.. wow! very tasty, very easy to make (i hate chopping and hardley any involved) and my partner now think i'm the best cook ever. Thank you it was gorgeous.


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