Curry Lentils with Rhubarb

BY : PUBLISHED : September 29th, 2012 UPDATED: November 12th, 2021

Someone gave us a whole bundle of rhubarb and since we made a pie last week, we started research/brainstorming for savory rhubarb dishes. We were able to compile a few different recipe ideas we found online into something quick, tasty, and healthy. You should be able to find rhubarb in the fresh or frozen section of any supermarket. It is better fresh, but frozen will work in the winter months or in a pinch. If you can’t locate any, this dish will stand on its own and is definitely worth making sans rhubarb. Also, there is a lot of spices in this but if you don’t have many of them, it’s ok to omit them except for the curry, brown sugar, cumin, and of course salt/pepper. It will also save you money to leave out some of the more rare spices and will still taste good, just not as tasty!

EST Cost: $6.50
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Curry Lentils with Rhubarb

Gina & Jeremy
There are a lot of spices here but it's worth it if you can obtain them. The spices are exceptional in flavor and rhubarb is a fun addition to a savory meal.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine American, Indian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 460 kcal
DIET Vegan


  • 1 1/2 cups of dried lentils
  • 2 stalks of rhubarb
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 large sweet potato or yam
  • 5 stalks of red chard
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons of curry
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 Tablespoon of cumin
  • 1 Tablespoon of mustard seed
  • 1 Tablespoon of brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon of ground ginger
  • pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • Pepper to Taste
  • 2 Tablespoons of olive oil


  • In a saucepan boil the lentils and 4.5 cups of water and one bay leaf. Bring to a boil and simmer for about 20 minutes. Slice the sweet potato and boil in another saucepan for about 20 minutes.
  • While the lentils and sweet potato are boiling, cut up the garlic, red pepper, rhubarb and chard.
  • After lentils and the potato are down, heat the olive oil, mustard seed, and garlic in a medium pan. Cook until mustard seeds start to pop. Add in the rhubarb and peppers.
  • Slice the sweet potato into cubes and add to veggies. Add in the lentils and all spices, cook for about 7 minutes.
  • Add in chard and cook until soft. Server by itself or with quinoa or rice.


Calories: 460kcalCarbohydrates: 72gProtein: 23gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gSodium: 1348mgPotassium: 1409mgFiber: 28gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 17917IUVitamin C: 64mgCalcium: 158mgIron: 9mg
Keyword Curry Lentil, gf, gluten free, glutenfree, Rhubarb Recipes, Savory Rhubarb Recipes, Vegan Lentil Stew, Vegan Lentils, Vegetarian Curry Lentils, Vegetarian Lentil Stew
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