Easy Sweet Potato and Lentil Curry

A really easy Sweet potato and Lentil Curry that's gluten free and vegan, too! Serve it with naan bread and yogurt.

Serves 4 to 6




Easy Sweet Potato and Lentil Curry

2 Tablespoons cooking oil
1 red onion, diced
1 Clove garlic, crushed
1 Tablespoon curry powder
1 Teaspoon cumin seeds
1 1/2 Pounds orange- or yellow/white-fleshed sweetpotatoes, or a combination, peeled and cubed
2 Cups chicken or vegetable broth
1 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes
1/4 Cup red lentils
1/4 Cup green lentils
1 1-inch piece fresh ginger, grated
Salt and pepper to taste
Cilantro sprigs, for garnish
Yogurt, for serving (optional)
Naan, or other flatbread, for serving (optional)

Easy Sweet Potato and Lentil Curry Directions

  1. In a large saucepan or small stockpot over medium heat, warm the oil. Add the onion and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly softened.

  2. Add the curry powder and cumin and cook, stirring occasionally, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in the sweet potatoes, broth, tomatoes, lentils, and ginger and bring to a boil on high heat. Reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook until the sweet potatoes and lentil are tender, about 20 minutes. Add salt and pepper taste.

  3. Serve garnished with cilantro. If you like, add a dollop of yogurt and serve naan on the side.


Recipe notes

Note from Sheena at Noshtastic: This is typically a very mild curry, the only chili powder added is what's included in the curry powder mix. That said, curry powders are often labeled mild, medium, and hot so make sure you check the label before you use it!  If you want additional heat you can add some chili powder to kick it up a notch.

Recipe and photo courtesy of Noshtastic


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