Curry Roasted Daikon & Lentils

Curry Roasted Daikon & Lentils

Curry Roasted Daikon & Lentils is a delicious and easy recipe to prepare. Serve these tasty lentils as a side dish with naan bread or over rice as an entree. Daikon radishes are packed with fiber and vitamin C and may be shown to improve blood sugar control, increase weight loss, enhance immune function, and improve regularity. Red lentils are an excellent source of low-fat protein, but you may also substitute for chickpeas or riced cauliflower, depending on your dietary needs.


Curry Roasted Daikon & Lentils

  • 2 large carrots, diced
  • 1 large daikon radish, diced
  • Olive Oil
  • 3 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 1 cup red lentils
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 Tbs Red Curry Paste
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 Tbs Curry Powder
  • 1/2-2 tsp black pepper, as desired
  • Salt to taste
  • 15 oz lite Coconut Milk + 1-3 oz. water (or substitute for 2 cups vegetable broth or water)
  • Optional toppings: chopped purple cabbage, cilantro, lime juice


  1. Preheat the oven to 400ºF and prepare your carrot and daikon radish.
  2. Toss the daikon and carrot in a bowl with a drizzle of olive oil, a generous dash of curry powder, garlic powder, and ground ginger.
  3. Spread the daikon and carrot out onto a baking sheet and place in the oven. Roast for 20-25 minutes or until lightly roasted.
  4. Meanwhile, prepare your onion and garlic.
  5. Heat a skillet on medium high heat.
  6. Once hot, lightly coat the pan with oil and begin to sauté the onion. Cook for 7-10 minutes or until lightly carmelized.
  7. Then, add the garlic and cook for 2 minutes.
  8. Next, add in the peas, curry paste, curry powder, ginger, black pepper, and salt.
  9. Stir in the lentils for 1-2 minutes before adding the coconut milk and water.
  10. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover the skillet and simmer for 20-25 minutes or until the lentils are cooked and softened.
  11. Add the roasted daikon and carrot to the cooked lentils.
  12. Serve over rice and with optional toppings if desired.

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