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Beef and Lentil Curry with Green Beans


Beef and lentil curry with green beans is full of flavor and spice. This is an easy to make recipe that is very filling with the lentils and has a nice crunchy texture from the green beans. It takes about 30 minutes from start to finish to have a really great dinner!!!

We always get excited about making a curry dish in our house. The flavors just make my taste buds happy!!! Other curry dishes on our blog are Spicy shrimp curry , Chicken and Lentil Curry, and Air Fryer Thai red curry with Tofu and Potato.

Making the Beef and Lentil Curry dish!

As I mentioned, this dish is so easy to make but will blow your mind with the bold flavors that are created. I’m not a green bean lover but they are amazing with the beef and lentil curry. If you really don’t like green beans, broccoli could be used as a substitute. I think carrots would also be really good and add a nice sweet addition to the spice.

As in all recipes, it’s a good idea to get everything out before starting to cook. For this recipe, I like to measure all the spices and chop the onions, beef, and green beans before starting anything else. Oh, and rinse the lentils in a colander under cool running water.

Now we’re ready to start!

First, heat the olive oil in a large sauté pan. Add the chopped onions and ginger. Cook until the onions start to soften then add the beef.

The beef should be cut into bite size pieces. After the beef starts to cook (about 3 minutes) add all the spices. The spices will stick some to the pan but once the water is added the spices will dissolve. It’s important to add the spices early so they can toast/cook some and really infuse flavor into the beef. If you want this super spicy add a chopped habanero at this point.

When the beef is done, add the water. Stir to dissolve all the spices from the pan.

Add the rinsed lentils and cleaned green beans

Once the liquid has cooked down to about 1/2 of the original amount it’s time to add the yogurt. THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT STEP for the Beef and Lentil Curry! Remove the pan from the heat. Make sure to temper the yogurt. A quick way to temper is to first put the yogurt in a large measuring cup. (I used a two cup measuring cup) After the yogurt is in the measuring cup add a large spoonful of the hot beef and lentil mixture into the measuring cup with the yogurt. Stir the yogurt and beef mixture until combined. This will slowly bring the temperature of the yogurt up. Add additional beef and lentil to the yogurt and stir. Finally, pour the yogurt and curry mixture into the pan and stir to incorporate it with the entire dish. Once its completely mixed in, it’s ready to serve.

Serve the beef and lentil curry over rice. This dish is really good over a white or brown rice or cauliflower rice.


Beef and Lentil Curry with Green Beans

This Beef and Lentil Curry recipe makes a hearty and healthy meal that is loaded with flavors like curry powder, cumin, & garlic


Course: Dinner, Main Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Beef, Curry, Green Beans, Lentil, Spicy
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 339kcal
Author: Belly Laugh Living


1 Tablespoon Olive Oil

1 Medium Onion chopped

1 teaspoon Garlic Minced

2 Tablespoons Ginger Minced

3/4 Pound Chuck Roast

1 Habanero Pepper Optional

3 Tablespoons Curry Powder

2 teaspoons Cumin

2 teaspoons Turmeric

1 teaspoon Sea Salt

2 Tablespoons Beef Bouillon

4 Cups Water

1 Cup Green Lentils

2 Cups Green Beans Cut into pieces

1 Cup Plain Non Fat Greek Yogurt


Chop Onion, Mince Garlic and Ginger
1 Medium Onion, 1 teaspoon Garlic, 2 Tablespoons Ginger
Cut beef chuck into bite size pieces
3/4 Pound Chuck Roast
Heat olive oil in a large fry pan. Add Onion, Garlic, and Ginger. Sauté until onion is soft.
1 Habanero Pepper
Add beef chuck roast. Cook beef over Medium heat for about 5 minutes. Cook until the beef is cooked all the way through
3 Tablespoons Curry Powder, 2 teaspoons Cumin, 2 teaspoons Turmeric, 1 teaspoon Sea Salt, 2 Tablespoons Beef Bouillon
Add the spices (curry, cumin, turmeric, beef bouillon and sea salt). Cook for a couple of minutes until the spices are fragrant. Mix in the chopped habanero pepper. (Habanero is optional, only add if you want it super spicy)
Add the water with the beef and spices. Stir.
4 Cups Water
Rinse the lentils in cold water. Add them to the beef mixture
1 Cup Green Lentils
Add the green beans. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Cook down the broth until it has reduced by about half.
Take pan off the heat. Temper the yogurt to keep it from curdling: Add about 1/2 cup to 1 cup of the hot (not boiling) beef lentil mixture to the yogurt. Whisk them together. This will keep the yogurt from curdling and will also make the sauce nice and creamy
Stir the tempered yogurt into the pan with the beef and green beans. Stir until combined.
1 Cup Plain Non Fat Greek Yogurt
Serve over rice or cauliflower rice. ENJOY!!!


Calories: 339kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 718mg | Potassium: 870mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 479IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 151mg | Iron: 7mg
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