Diabetic Recipe Red Lentil Curry

Author: Hetal Mehta (Dietitian)

Diabetic Friendly Recipes :

Red lentil curry is one of the best dishes for a diabetic patient both in case of health and taste. This dish can be the main meal on your dining table rather than being a side dish. The recipe is quite easy and is less time-consuming.

red lentil curry


  • 2 ½ red lentils
  • 2 Onion, finely diced
  • 1 tbsp Vegetable oil
  • 3 tbsp curry paste.
  • 1 tbsp Curry powder
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin powder
  • 1 tsp Chili powder
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1 ½ tsp Sugar white
  • 1 tsp garlic, minced
  • ½ Fresh gingers, minced
  • 2 Tomatoes, make purees                   

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Red lentil curry Method of Preparation:

  1. Take lentils and wash them under cold water.
  2. Wash until the lentils are cleaned properly. This is very important.
  3. Do not take a pot and fill it with water.
  4. Put lentils in the pot so that it is fully covered by water.
  5. Boil it on a low medium flame and do not forget to cover the pot.
  6. You can add water as needed.
  7. Continue this up to 15 to 20 minutes until the lentils become tender.
  8. Now drain the water.
  9. Take a pan and heat vegetable oil.
  10. Add onions to it and stir until it becomes light brown.
  11. Now mix the curry paste, turmeric, curry powder, chili powder, cumin sugar salt, ginger, and garlic to the pan.
  12. Cook for 2 minutes.
  13. Now remove the puree from the heat and add lentils Your yummy dish is ready.

Nutrients Red Lentils (100 Grams) :

100 grams of cooked red lentils are a great source of many nutrients, here's a breakdown


Calories: 116 kcal

Protein: 9.02 grams (18% of Daily Value)

Fat: 0.38 grams (1% of Daily Value)

Carbohydrates: 20.13 grams (7% of Daily Value)

Fiber: 7.9 grams (28% of Daily Value)

Sugar: 1.8 grams



Folate: 90% of Daily Value

Iron: 37% of Daily Value

Manganese: 43% of Daily Value

Phosphorus: 28% of Daily Value

Thiamin: 28% of Daily Value

Potassium: 16% of Daily Value

Vitamin B-6: 21% of Daily Value

Copper: 11% of Daily Value

Magnesium: 7% of Daily Value

Zinc: 6% of Daily Value,​​​And contains vitamins

Health benefits of Red Lentil Curry:

  • Lentils used in this dish have fibers that help stabilize blood sugar levels.
  • The dietary fibers in lentils also reduce cholesterol and prevent heart disease. It can be also used in weight loss diet charts.

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