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Sprouted Red Lentils with Curry Sauce and Kale

I have to admit, I have a thing for soaked and sprouted lentils. The taste is fresh and they have a delightful little crunch, not too hard, not too soft. Simply delicious.



They also pack an amazing nutritional punch. They are a great source of protein, B vitamins and iron.  Red lentils tend to be the sweetest of the lentils and also have a wonderful nutty flavor. Lentils are high in fiber which helps improve digestion.

Not long ago I put up a recipe for Raw Chili that used green lentils. I was so happy with that recipe it inspired me to want to try different lentils to see how they worked. Since raw lentils have compounds in them that make them harder to digest, you want to make sure you soak or better yet, sprout your lentils  for the best nutritional value.

Red lentils immediately say curry to me. I threw together a quick curry sauce in my high-speed blender and added it to the sprouted lentils. The addition of green onions, massaged kale and tomato turned lentils and curry sauce into a wonderful meal. This is an easy recipe to throw together. Just remember that you have to allow 2 days to sprout the lentils.

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  1. Lynn DeBuhr Johnson wrote on December 10, 2012

    Great idea! I have also done a sprouted lentil chili. I like to find things to intrigue my family to want to try more of my raw recipes. During this chilly season, I will usually run my bowl under hot water. Sometimes just holding onto the hot bowl warms me up. Do you think it would still be tasty without any additional sweetener? I’m trying to reduce my sugars as I have yeast in my system. Thank you for all you do!

    • Susan wrote on December 11, 2012

      There is a recipe for a sprouted lentil chili on the site! 🙂

  2. Christine wrote on December 6, 2012

    Do the lentils actually soften when you soak and sprout them?

    • Susan wrote on December 6, 2012

      Yes, they soften. 🙂

  3. Shernell wrote on December 6, 2012

    This might be the heartiest raw recipe Ive ever seen. It looks absolutely delicious.

  4. Bridget wrote on December 6, 2012

    Yummy! Love lentils! Do u happen to know the nutritional “value” of sprouted lentils? For example i know when some seeds are sprouted it increases their protein content & i think spouting sometime reduces carb content- just curious…
    thanks for the recipes!

    • Susan wrote on December 6, 2012

      Actually, you can google nutritional value of sprouted lentils and you will find your answer. 🙂

  5. Erica wrote on December 6, 2012

    Aloha! I avoid eating raw sprouted lentils beause I find them very hard for my body to digest. I get has and bloating. Does this happen to any of you? Any suggestions on how to avoid this from

  6. Marlo wrote on December 5, 2012

    Do you keep the lentils refrigerated while they’re sprouting? And this may be rediculous to ask buuuttt, do you typically eat your meals at room temp? I’m just beginning in my raw journey so just want to be clear! Thank you!

    • Susan wrote on December 5, 2012

      Marlo, I just sprout them on the counter. You can heat dishes like this in the dehydrator or stove top if you are very careful and stop the minute it starts to warm as it will continue to heat even after being removed from the burner. You can always use a thermometer to keep track of the temp.

  7. Lois wrote on December 5, 2012

    I loved the raw chili, it was so tasty! I’m looking forward to trying this one. Thank you!!

  8. Heather wrote on December 5, 2012

    Did you just somehow peek into my kitchen and see that I am sprouting lentils?? Magically powers you have and now I’m obviously going to have to try your recipe! By the way I finally made your raw chili last week and it is fabulous! If it wasn’t for my acid reflux I would make it every week. Either way it really inspired me to eat more raw because I feel so great afterwards so thanks for the inspiration 🙂


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