Lentil and Nettle Curry
Lentil and Nettle Curry
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Lentil and Nettle Curry
Servings: 3 -4
Calories: 239 kcal
Author: Jane Sarchet
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1-3 chilli's depending on variety & heat required chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 tomatoes chopped
  • 150 g split red lentils
  • 1 inch ginger peeled and grated
  • 1 litre water
Last few minutes of cooking time
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 handful nettle tops washed,stalks removed, large leaves chopped
  1. Fry the first 4 dried spices in the oil for a few minutes to release their flavour and scent.
  2. Add in the other main ingredients and simmer in a pan with a lid on for 40 minutes.
  3. A few minutes before you're ready to serve, add in the salt and nettle leaves and stir through. check the seasoning at this point and add a little chilli powder if it tastes bland.
  4. If you want to serve this as a bowl of soup as I did, keep the lid all through cooking. If however you want to serve this alongside rice, breads or perhaps a meat based main, take the lid off for the last 10 minutes or so giving the water time to evaporate and thereby thickening the curry.
  5. Either way, it tastes gorgeous :)
Nutrition Facts
Lentil and Nettle Curry
Amount Per Serving
Calories 239 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 782mg34%
Potassium 570mg16%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 16g67%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 160IU3%
Vitamin C 25mg30%
Calcium 41mg4%
Iron 4.7mg26%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.