Vegan Thai Curry Lentil Chickpeas for Instant Pot, Stove, or Crockpot is a creamy, Asian lentil and chickpea curry stew with a Thai coconut curry kick. It’s ready in 30 minutes on the stove or in the Instant Pot. Perfect for your weekly, Sunday meal prep!
Vegan Thai Lentil Chickpea Curry for Instant Pot, Stove, or Crockpot
Who needs a lentil chickpea curry recipe? I do! I do!
How about you?
Who needs more Instant Pot recipes? Roger that!
There’s a reason everyone’s throwing hallelujah hands in the air for the Instant Pot.
It’s the ultimate, hands-free, flavor-maker of easy, 30 minute meals.
Ok, so, it’s almost hands free…but it’s hands-free enough for me.
I mean, I love the feeling of being able to step away from cooking dinner while I multitask…and dinner still cooks. Then I come back to it, and boom…Thai curry!
Wait…what? Thai Curry?
Can you make chickpea curry in the Instant Pot Pressure Cooker?
Yep, and here’s how! (see full recipe below):
1. chop a few fresh ingredients and open a few cans
2. set Instant Pot on saute…and saute some veggies
3. toss in all other ingredients
4. close/lock/seal lid, set pressure cooker buttons
5. step away from the Instant Pot…and get stuff done
6. allow 5 minute natural pressure release
7. keep warm until ready to serve
How long do you pressure cook lentils and chickpeas?
For this Thai curry recipe, you definitely don’t want to overcook the lentils, so I do a manual time of +6 under high pressure with a 5 minute natural pressure release.
Any longer than that, and your lentils might resemble mashed potatoes.
I personally like lentils to hold their shape, but if you don’t mind them falling apart, knock yourself out and let them cook a few minutes longer.
What I love about a Thai lentil chickpea curry:
If you’ve love the flavor of a Thai curry but haven’t tried a lentil and chickpea curry, you’re missing out on one of life’s easiest, ethnic recipes with so many benefits:
~ naturally vegan AND gluten free
~ budget friendly (because it uses everyday ingredients that can be cross-utilized with other ingredients)
~ freezer-friendly…so you can have it on hand at all times
~ so easy to make, and practically hands-free if you’re using the Instant Pot
~ so nutritious and so delicious, I mean, what with all the Thai flavah going on
Want more healthy, plant-based comfort food recipes?
Vegan Thai Lentil Chickpea Curry Ingredients:
- coconut oil (or any oil)
- green onions
- fresh ginger
- fresh garlic
- red curry paste
- cherry tomatoes
- coconut milk
- dried brown lentils
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