Red Lentil Stew with Tofu | © 2013 |

This is a warming, flavoursome and tasty winter stew. Split red lentils and tofu together add a nice amount of protein to this easy and quick vegetarian dish. You can swap tofu for seitan.

  • 1 Onion
  • 2 clove Garlic
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 100 g Red lentils
  • 1 tbsp Curry powder
  • 1 tsp Ginger powder
  • 400 ml Vegetable stock
  • 100 ml Coconut milk
  • 150 g Tofu
  • 1 tsp Lime juice
  • Salt and pepper
  1. Peel and roughly chop the onion and garlic cloves. Heat the oil in a saucepan and add in chopped onion and garlic. Cook briefly, then add in red lentils, curry and ginger powders.
  2. Pour in vegetable stock and coconut milk. Bring it to a boil and cook for 8-10 minutes at medium heat. Cut the tofu into 2-inch pieces and fold into the lentils. Season with lime juice, salt and pepper. | © 2013 | | © 2013 |


Gerry @Foodness Gracious 2/2/13 07:47

I don't think I've has red lentils..gasp! But yours look delicious, and as always the pics are amazing :)

Medeja 2/2/13 08:26

Tofu with red lentils sounds interesting. I have actually seen only chicken stew with lentils.

Mich Piece of Cake 2/2/13 09:12

I simply love a delicious tofu and lentil soup. This soup definitely whets the appetite.

Rosa's Yummy Yums 2/2/13 10:47

A delightful soup! So fklavorfulö and healthy.



Veena Theagarajan 2/2/13 11:09

lovely curry I would love to have it with my rice

Belinda 2/2/13 11:55

The coconut adds just that right touch!

Joanne 2/2/13 13:18

What great warming flavors this has! Total comfort food.

Kathy 2/2/13 14:26

Ahhh….lentil soup! The coconut milk sounds very interesting…I’m sure I would love this!

Anne Regalado 2/2/13 14:48

That soup certainly makes my stomach grumbles :D It looks so deliciously filling !

Raina 2/2/13 14:51

I love, love lentils! This stew looks so healthy and delicious. I have never tried to cook with tofu but I would love to try. I know it I would love it prepared this way:)

Helene Dsouza I Masala Herb 2/2/13 15:07

Yes that's one healthy stew loaded with protein. Just how we like it. My husband is going to go nuts for your stew Angie. =)

Susan 2/2/13 15:41

Lentils are one of my favorite legumes and this stew looks so appetizing with these chilly, rainy days. Who says vegetarians don't eat enough protein--This stew is packed with goodness and lots of it! XOXO

Alida 2/2/13 15:45

A delicious soup Angie. You have made a complete meal here: tasty red lentils and tofu, a nice slice of country brown bread and you couldn't have a better lunch. Hope you are having a nice weekend XX

kitchen flavours 2/2/13 15:49

The red lentil stew looks really, never had lentil stew with tofu! I can imagine how delicious this is with some bread!

Divya Pramil 2/2/13 15:51

Lovely clicks and super delicious stew...Looks so delightful dear!! :)

What's Baking?? 2/2/13 16:18

this looks so good. pass over a bowl please..

motherrimmy 2/2/13 16:40

I'm a tofu lover, the hubby not so much. I bet if I sneak it into this soup, he'll never know the difference!

Rebecca Subbiah 2/2/13 17:17

this looks wonderful would love a bowl now for lunch

Guru Uru 2/2/13 21:11

What a delicious job my friend :D

Choc Chip Uru

Victor 2/2/13 22:47

I have some much red lentils at home that I'm lacking ideas of what to do with it! Thanks for sharing, Angie. Looks yummy!

teresa 3/2/13 01:47

so rich and warming, this looks wonderful!

Words Of Deliciousness 3/2/13 06:26

This stew looks like it would be a great comfort food for the cold winter months. I have never eaten red lentil, but have eat lentils. They are so tasty in stews and soups.

pria 3/2/13 07:29

lovely, and heathy too :)
btwn pictures are great

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover 3/2/13 09:54

a healthy vegetarian dish, sound yummy too.

Marcellina 3/2/13 12:39

ooooh, I love red lentil soup and the addition of spices and coconut milk is perfect. I will try you recipe as soon as it get cool enough! Thanks for sharing!

Priya 3/2/13 12:46

Such a nutritious,comforting and delicious soup.

Vicki Bensinger 3/2/13 12:54

Wow this soup has so many wonderful ingredients the flavor must be incredible. Your lentils look beautiful however I've never heard of seitan, I need to look that up. It's new to me. This is a nice healthy recipe. I'd like to try it.

Kelly Mulcair Registered Nutritionist. Content © 2011 Trinity Nutrition. 3/2/13 15:13

Oh, yes please... a perfect warm the bones Canadian meal ;-) and we could use a little bit of that today! Look at how lovely those red lentils are - I'm warming up from their glow alone. Beautiful.

Choclette 3/2/13 15:19

Lentils are one of my favourite foods and your stew looks thoroughly delicious. I've not tried adding tofu, but I can see it would be a good addition.

Yi @ Yi Reservation 3/2/13 15:35

the soup looks absolutely healthy and delightful. I like anything with tofu in it so i am definitely in. Thanks for sharing.

lena 3/2/13 15:51

this is quite an unusual soup from what i normally have ,,wished you cld share this with me!!

Rumana Ambrin 3/2/13 16:35

It is quite interesting dish.. Yummy.

Mamatkamal 3/2/13 16:56

Delicious soup,though I've never tried red lentils before, but I'm sure they taste as good as the brown ones. Have a great day.

Hema 3/2/13 17:44

I haven't cooked lentils with tofu, this is new, would love to try it..

Gloria 3/2/13 18:55

I adore lentils Angie but only eat the normal, because red lentils here are really cost anyway I will see maybe I find other! Look delicious with tofu:)

Nadji 3/2/13 18:57

Une autre façon de préparer les lentilles et qui doit être délicieuse.
J'aime beaucoup.
A bientôt

Natalie G 4/2/13 02:58

Healthy dish! Lentils are so good and nutritious!!

Carolyn Jung 4/2/13 05:20

The tofu is a great addition. I bet it really soaks up all those wonderful curry flavors, too. Perfect for a wintery evening.

Betty 4/2/13 05:31

Red lentils are my favorite! Never had them with tofu but it sounds lovely- just the soup for a cold winter evening. :)

Cheah ~ No-Frills Recipes 4/2/13 06:09

This is a unique stew....very creative, Angie!

Amy 4/2/13 07:01

The red lentils are so beautiful. What a heart and tummy warming dish. :)

Mary 4/2/13 07:38

I love red lentils. They are now regularly available in my community. They add great color to a meal. Your photos are as lovely as your food. I hope your week is off to a great start. Blessings...Mary

Nisa Homey 4/2/13 09:11

I make dal curry with red lentils...never thought of adding tofu...bookmarked!!

Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies 4/2/13 16:37

Lentils, tofu, and coconut milk are some of my favorite ingredients. :) I'm definitely going to have to make this soon!

Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking 4/2/13 16:45

What a delicious and warming stew! It looks so comforting and perfect for a winter night in. Thanks, Angie.

Beth 4/2/13 17:19

What a delicious and healthy choice!

Maha Gadde 4/2/13 17:24

very healthy n so tempting

Koko 4/2/13 17:38

What a great stew! I've been on a soup/stew binge this weekend....and I love it! It's exactly what I want to eat during a weekend of snowboarding.

P.S. Yesterday my boyfriend said 'we should make some bread some a loaf of bread" and I said "Ohhhhhhhhh do I have the blog for you! Angie makes amaaazing breads, so we will have to try one of her recipes!"

I can't wait!!

Pam 4/2/13 18:12

Hearty, comforting, and delicious.

wok with ray 4/2/13 18:29

Oh my goodness. This tofu with coconut milk must be very flavorful. I love your take on this, Angie. Beautifully done too! Have a good week! :)

RavieNomNoms 4/2/13 19:17

What a delicious looking stew! Perfect for the winter months!

Angie's Recipes 4/2/13 20:26

@KokoI can't wait to see your bread, Koko.

Kitcheninspirations 4/2/13 23:10

Love the coconut milk in this, such a unique combo with the red lentils. I could sure use a big bowl of this tonight.

Norma Chang 5/2/13 00:02

Tofu and lentils, great combinations and the coconut milk added that special touch.

Stephanie @ Henry Happened 5/2/13 03:46

oh, this looks so warm and comforting! I love soup in the winter and I have all of the ingredients (that never happens) so yay!

twodogsinthekitchen 5/2/13 04:13

I still have some red lentils that a friend sent to me. I'm so trying this stew. It sounds great Angie!

The Yum List 5/2/13 08:20

I'm always on the lookout for delicious vegetarian recipes. This one looks like a keeper. :-)

Fimère 5/2/13 09:40

un plat délicieux et réconfortant j'aime
bonne journée

Quay Po Cooks 5/2/13 13:22

I would make a loaf of corn bread to go with a bowl of this delicious soup.

Asmita 5/2/13 14:15

Red lentils are my favorite too! I love that you added tofu to it!

Caroline - All That I'm Eating 5/2/13 14:18

I'm learning to love lentils so perhaps I should give this soup a try to see how much I like them!

Rita Bose 5/2/13 14:23

Sounds delicious! Thanx for sharing Angie!

Tricia @ saving room for dessert 5/2/13 14:31

Red lentils are my favorites! Sometimes I just add them to help thicken and enhance other stews and soups. This is a lovely recipe!

Dara Reppucci 5/2/13 15:35

Red lentils are so amazing! Healthy and filling. This looks like a fab stew.

Priscilla | ShesCookin 5/2/13 18:48

Flavors of curry and coconut definitely add an exotic twist to lentil soup - sounds delicious!

Erica 5/2/13 19:05

I am a huge lentil fan!Comforting and healthy.... Great flavors here,Angie!

Claudia 5/2/13 19:29

Yes. Doing this. You just warmed up my chilly day. Loving vegetarian these days and looking for hearty. Bookmarked!

Reem I Simply Reem 5/2/13 22:12

Red lentils are kind of staple in my house...
I am loving the addition of tofu here..
Will try this recipe soon.

Monet 6/2/13 00:47

Don't you just love red lentils? So good and such a beautiful hue. Thank you for sharing another delicious post. I hope you are having a joyful week. You certainly made mine a bit brighter!

Cheap Ethnic Eatz 6/2/13 00:48

I have to get my lentils out of the pantry already. This stew looks so delicious and hearty indeed.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 6/2/13 03:40

I love lentils all of any color! I've cooked with almost all kinds. This sounds wonderful but I have to admit I've still haven't tasted tofu!

cakewhiz 6/2/13 05:32

i use red lentils to make indian daal but adding tofu and coconut milk must have added so much flavor to this stew! i can envision myself eating this with fresh homemade breadsticks :D

rita cooks italian 6/2/13 07:10

I love spicy soups! I am not keen on tofu but I would love salty halloumi mixed with this gorgeous lentils soup!

Ivy 6/2/13 07:49

I haven't tried tofu before but the red lentils are delicious and would love a bowl of that soup you made.

lisa is cooking 6/2/13 16:28

I love red lentils, and this stew sounds so good with the coconut milk!

Patty 6/2/13 18:51

Very pretty but hearty lentil soup -I'm long overdue to make a pot of lentil soup, I love this ;-)

kale 7/2/13 02:23

the lentils are so pretty. i actually saw tofu at the supermarket the other day! (pretty big deal for quito) and i have been feeling like i should totally do something with it. thanks for the inspiration. :)

Karen (Back Road Journal) 7/2/13 17:16

I have a bag of red lentils in the pantry and hadn't decided what I was going to prepare. The stew sounds like a terrific dish.

Viviane Bauquet Farre - Food and Style 8/2/13 21:57

Angie! This looks so delicious... We're in the middle of a blizzard right now. A bowl of this stew would indeed warm my bones! :-)

Spicie Foodie 10/2/13 15:23

Hi Angie! I love love red lentils. Curry and coconut milk pairs perfectly with them too. Your recipe is mouthwatering and photos are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing:)

tigerfish 11/2/13 23:15

It is wholesome and hearty too! Love!

Amelia 15/2/13 03:47

Hi Angie, your comfort soup look so yummlicious. Great for light lunch!
Love your soup bowl, very pretty.

Have a wonderful week ahead,regards.

Sara 18/2/13 19:13

Yum, I'm loving this soup! I adore red tasty...and great idea to include tofu, sounds delicious!


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