A self-described former “die-hard cheese nerd,” Kristy Turner is now the writer, recipe developer, and food stylist behind the vegan food blog Keepin’ It Kind. Once a professional fromager and mutterer of the words, “I could never be vegan,” Turner now loves her compassionate lifestyle and works with her photographer husband, Chris, to make veganism accessible, fun, and delicious for everyone. Find her on Instagram.see more from this author
Can anything be substituted for yellow lentils? I’m having difficulty finding them in my area.
Red lentils would work great as well, or you could try yellow split peas. It’s possible that standard brown lentils could work too, but they likely won’t break down as much during the cooking process to deliver the soft, smooth texture you’ll get with yellow or red lentils (and the dish won’t look as pretty either). Let us know how it goes!
This was excellent. I, briefly, considered adding more garam masala but decided to stick to the recipe- and am so glad I did! Everyone loved it. It’s so good that I’m making it again next week.
I have done it with both yellow and red lentils..equally as good..enjoy
I’ve made this recipe many times as written and just dumpling everything into a slow cooker. It is absolutely delicious. I’m not vegan if it matters. But I’ve suggested this recipe to lots of friends looking for healthy or vegetarian food. I’ve brought it to potlucks and made it for holidays. It’s always an hit! Everyone loves it. (I’ve also made it with yellow spit peas if you are having trouble finding the lentils)
Good idea! How long did you have to cook it for in the slow cooker?
Grateful to have vegan yogurt as the “creamy” component, since I don’t use coconut milk. Great stew!
Didn’t have all the ingredients, so adapted, as lots of the comments said, I used red lentils, spinach and 1/2 can coconut milk…but the main spices were just right..I used them exactly as stated ( no salt or pepper) it was delicious..Will make it again…and try yellow lentils and chard…
Loved the recipe! I added coconut cream too and dates! Thank you! I couldn’t get yellow lentils blah but now I’m on the hunt for them!
I’m not vegan or anything but I love this recipe! So tasty. I’ve made it for all sorts of family and they love it too! I’ve made this at least ten times. Work great in a crockpot too.
This was fabulous. So flavorful and comforting. I would definitely make it again.
Wow!!! This is so good!!! I love coconut milk and when I read someone used coconut milk I followed that and I agree—it makes it amazing. I used a whole can. Our grocery never has yellow lentils and I just used regular lentils. The grocery store also didn’t have Swiss chard so I decided to use bok choy leaves, which I thought was tasty. I plan to try it with fresh spinach next time I make it. My husband loved it. I’ll definitely make this again.
So so yummy!! The ultimate comfort food- my hubby even asked that we make this again! We sautéed the Swiss chard stems with the spices and subbed coconut milk for yogurt. This was a great use for the Swiss chard in the garden. We will make this again. Thank you!
It was Devine. Can o freeze it?
Can this be made in Instant Pot? If so, how many minutes?
Yes, that’s how I’ve always made mine.
I put in on manual | high pressure | 20 minutes
Smells and tastes delicious! My sweet potatoes came out a little mushy, so either cut bigger pieces or cook less time. My lentils were done in 20 mins. One of my favorite dinner recipes right now served over brown rice!
This recipe is a keeper. And the smell as it was cooking was amazing. I was looking for a recipe to use some of the chard from my garden. Easy to make and a complete meal in one pot.
Meat eating Hubby said ‘this ones a good one!
Mine didn’t look as nice as picture but it tasted delish. Will definetely make again. Thanks
Cool time is incorrect. The dried lentils take 40+ minutes. Otherwise nice recipe. You could add green beans, zucchini or pretty much any veg you have.
Delicious!, simple and healthy. Can’t go wrong with this recipe.
I maybe disagree with the coconut milk substitution… the coconut milk makes it a bit sweet, which is nice but maybe the yoghurt would be slightly different. I’ve made the coconut milk version and it’s fantastic though.
We love this recipe. The only thing I change is coconut milk instead of vegan yogurt and I use whatever lentils are available.