Curried Red Lentils with Walnuts

Curried Red Lentils with Walnuts
  • Yield: 8 Servings
  • Prep Time: 10 Mins.
  • Cook Time: 10 Mins.
  • With a fresh twist on a hot, hardy favorite, Fisher® Walnuts add crunch to this tasty dish to fight the winter cold.


  • 4 cups water
  • 2 cups red lentils, rinsed, drained
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 cup finely chopped onions
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 3 tablespoons chopped Fisher® Chef’s Naturals Walnuts
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro - for food safety, gently rub produce under cold running water


  1. Bring water, lentils, ginger and salt to a boil in a medium saucepan. Reduce heat to medium; simmer uncovered until lentils are tender, about 10 minutes – be sure not to overcook the lentils, you’ll want them to have some texture.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in medium skillet over medium heat. Add onions and sauté until they soften and brown, about 5 minutes. Mix in chili powder, curry powder and walnuts; stir 1 minute then remove from heat and set aside.
  3. Stir onion mixture and cilantro into lentils. Transfer to bowl. Sprinkle with additional cilantro before serving, if desired.

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