Red lentil and sweet potato curry

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 5
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 104.6
  • Total Fat: 0.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 50.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 20.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.6 g
  • Protein: 5.9 g

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Number of Servings: 5


    2 tbsp vegetable oil
    1 medium onion, chopped
    Coarse sea salt or kosher salt
    1 medium sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1 inch chunks
    1 (1 inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
    1 large or 2 small garlic cloves, chopped
    1 tbsp curry powder
    1 bay leaf
    1 ˝ cups red lentils


1. In a saucepan or kettle, bring 3 ˝ cups of water to a boil.
2. In a large saucepan over high heat, warm the oil. Add the onion and a pinch of salt and sauté, stirring occasionally, until the onion softens, and 3 to 4 minutes.
3. Add the sweet potato, ginger, garlic, curry powder and bay leaf and sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute. Pour in the boiling water and stir in the lentils. Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover and simmer until the lentils break down and the sweet potatoes are tender, 18 to 20 minutes. Season with salt.

Number of Servings: 5

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user BATGIRL80.

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  • How much lentils did you use? They're not listed in the ingredients!
    I made it slightly different and used 1cup lentils and it cane out pretty good. Will definitely make again.
    - 4/3/16

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  • delicious! I actually used red curry powder - the sweet potato is awesome it really adds something unique to the dish. - 10/5/11

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