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Kidney Disease Recipe: Curried Lentil Stew


Hey guys!

Here is a tasty recipe to keep you living the kidney health lifestyle. Healthy food doesn’t have to be boring food, no siree Bob!

Let’s get straight into it today shall we?

Curried Lentil Stew

This simple lentil recipe is a staple in many vegetarian households—not only is it full of flavour, it’s easy to make! If curry doesn’t appeal to you, substitute any spice mix you like.


• 1/4 cup (65 mL) extra virgin olive oil
• 1 large onion, chopped
• 1 1/2 tablespoons (21 mL) curry powder
• 2 teaspoons (10mL) ginger powder
• 4 cups (1 L) vegetable broth
• 2 cups (500 mL) lentils, rinsed
• 3 cups (750 mL) diced tomatoes
• 1/2 cup (125 mL) plain organic yogurt


1. Warm the olive oil in a stockpot over medium-high heat.
2. Sauté onion until golden, about 5 minutes.
3. Add curry powder and ginger powder and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
4. Add 4 cups (1 L) broth and lentils and bring to boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer until lentils are fully cooked, 35-40 minutes.
5. Add tomatoes and season to taste with yogurt, salt, and pepper. Serve.

Serves 6

Those with high potassium blood levels might like to leach the potassium from the vegetables first. Check out my previous blog post here: potassium leaching

Upgrade Suggestions: Add diced carrots, squash, and green pepper to the lentils during the cooking process to make a lentil and vegetable stew (or any ‘in-season’ vegetables in your area). Experiment with different curry powders to find the one you like best—there are hundreds out there!

So there you have it folks, one delicious and wholesome stew for tonight’s dinner. Enjoy.

I hoped you really liked this recipe, if so please leave your comments below! Or, why not leave your own delicious recipe for everybody else to enjoy?

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