Red Curry Lentils

Yields 6 servings

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ½ large onion, diced
  • 2 tablespoons red curry paste
  • ½ tablespoon garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper 
  • 2 garlic cloves, grated
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1½ cups red lentils, washed and rinsed
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can tomato puree
  • 2 cups water
  • ½ cup coconut milk


  1. SELECT Saute/Brown on the Cosori Pressure Cooker, adjust to “More/High”, then press On/Start.
  2. MELT the butter in the pot, and add the onions. Cook for 8 minutes until onions have softened and become translucent.
  3. MIX in the curry paste, garam masala, curry powder, turmeric, cayenne pepper, garlic, and ginger. Cook for 2 minutes.
  4. ADD in the lentils, tomato puree, water, and coconut milk. Mix well.
  5. SECURE THE LID on the pressure cooker, making sure the pressure release valve is in the lock position.
  6. SELECT Beans/Chili, change the time to 18 minutes, and press On/Start.
  7. NATURAL RELEASE for 15 minutes when done cooking. Release any residual pressure that may be left in the machine and carefully remove lid.
  8. SERVE in bowls with some pressure cooked basmati rice with salt to taste.