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Crock Pot Curry Lentils in a crock pot with wooden serving spoon

Crock Pot Curry Lentils

Crock Pot Curry Lentils are easy to make and packed with wonderful flavor!

Course Dinner, Main Course, Vegetarian
Cuisine Indian
Keyword slow cooker curry lentils recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 175 kcal
Author Sandy Clifton


  • 16 oz Brown Lentils
  • 1 large Yellow Onion, chopped
  • 2 Medium Carrots, diced
  • 1 15.5 oz can Garbanzo Beans, drained and rinsed
  • 4 Garlic Cloves, pressed or finely diced
  • 7 cups Vegetable Broth, divided
  • 1 29 oz Can Crushed Tomatoes
  • 2 tsp Ginger, grated
  • 1 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 2 tsp Garam Masala
  • 2 Tbsp Curry Powder
  • 1 tsp Turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Coriander
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 1 can Coconut Milk


  1. Rinse lentils in a colander and pick through (to remove debris and little stones).
  2. Add lentils to crock pot.
  3. Pour in 6 cups of the broth (Keep remaining broth to add if lentils get too thick).
  4. Add all other ingredients except the coconut milk to the crock pot. Stir and put lid on.
  5. Set to High and cook for 4-5 hours, or Low for 6-8 hours. Cooking time will vary with different models of slow cookers. You want to cook until the lentils are soft (different types of lentils will cook at different times. I used brown lentils).

Before Serving

  1. Stir in the coconut milk.

Serving Ideas

  1. Serve over rice.
  2. Serve over Baby Spinach, roughly chopped.
  3. Serve over mashed potatoes.
  4. Garnish with cilantro or parsley.

Recipe Notes

Approx. 3/4 cup size servings. -------- Adapted from Pinch of Yum - Crockpot Red Lentil Curry