Red Lentil and Sweet Potato Curry

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 135.7
  • Total Fat: 5.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 31.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 18.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.6 g
  • Protein: 5.4 g

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Number of Servings: 6


    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 of fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
    1 large or 2 small cloves of garlic, chopped
    1 tbsp curry powder
    1 bay leaf
    1.5 cups red lentils


Bring 3.5 cups of water to a boil.

In a large saucepan over high heat, warm the oil. Add the onion and a pinch of salt and saute, stirring occasionally, until the onion softens, about 3 to 4 minutes.

Add the sweet potato, ginger, garlic, curry powder, and bay leaf and saute 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, 18-20 minutes. Season with salt.

While the potatoes and lentils are cooking, wrap a stack of pitas or naan bread in a slightly damp cotton towel, and place in a warm oven for 10-15 minutes. (bread not included in nutritional information).

Serve over jasmine rice (not included in recipe nutritional information)

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user HEIDICZERKES.

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