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Chick'n Lentil Curry

A delicious and easy curry that combines vegan chicken strips or seitan with lentils and spices. Perfect with rice or roti for a weeknight dinner.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Curry
Cuisine: Indian
Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: Vegan Chickn Lentil Curry
Servings: 6
Calories: 235kcal


  • 1 cup pink lentils (masoor dal, cooked on the stove or in a pressure cooker until tender)
  • 16 oz seitan (chopped into chunks, or use chick'n strips)
  • 2 cups crimini mushrooms (chopped. You can use other kinds of mushrooms, make sure you chop them in bite-size pieces)
  • 1 tablespoon ginger garlic paste
  • 1 large onion (diced)
  • 1 tablespoon garam masala
  • 1 tablespoon cumin powder
  • 1 tablespoon coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne (or paprika)
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Salt to taste


  • Heat oil. Add the onions and brown until they turn translucent.
  • Add the chick'n strips or seitan. Stir fry until they start to brown.
  • Add the mushrooms, stir well.
  • Add the powdered spices and ginger and garlic and stir-fry about a minute.
  • Add the cooked lentils with any cooking liquid. You want a fairly loose but not watery gravy. Add water if needed. Bring to a boil, then turn the heat to low, and simmer for about 10 minutes. Add salt to taste.
  • Garnish with cilantro. Enjoy!


Calories: 235kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 345mg | Potassium: 470mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 164IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 4mg