Creamed Lentils

Creamed Lentils


  • ½ cup brown lentils
  • ½ cup black beans
  • ½ cup red kidney beans
  • 2 tbsp. ghee or butter with about ¼ cup water
  • 1 large onion, dicedfinely
  • 8 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 inch minced Ginger root

For the spice mix

  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 tsp madras curry
  • 2 tsp Garam masala
  • 1 bunch chopped cilantro, (can add after)


  1. Soak beans overnight and cook until completely tender (or use 2 large tins beans)
  2. Sauté together onion, garlic and ginger in ghee (or butter) with water
  3. When softened add spices
  4. Add cooked or canned beans and simmer on low about 20-30 min. Add water as needed to prevent sticking.
  5. Add ½ cup Almond or Cashew butter and water as needed to make thick sauce
  6. Simmer about 10 min more on low and serve.


Cilantro can be used as a garnish.


Recipe by Maggie Jones