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Sweet Potato and Lentil Curry

There’s a really easy way to add an extra flavour dimension to vegetable curries, especially if the thought of a vegetable curry doesn’t exactly excite your taste buds – put in a sweet element. We don’t mean sugar, but more a vegetable with a sweet flavour, like butternut squash or in this case, sweet potato…


Sweet Potato and Lentil Curry

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Serves 4 People


£0.46 per Person



  • Ingredients

    1tbsp Vegetable Oil
    2 Onion Finely Chopped
    2 Garlic Cloves Crushed
    1tbsp Curry Powder Use your Preferred Strength
    ½tsp Ground Cumin
    2 sweet Potatoes Peeled and Diced
    400g Tin Chopped Tomatoes
    200g Green Lentils
    Small Bunch of Fresh Coriander Chopped
    Small Pot of Natural Yoghurt Optional

How to Cook

1. Heat the oil in a stock pot and fry the onion and garlic with a little salt for 2 minutes. Cook on a high heat, stirring constantly to retain as much flavour as possible as they cook.

2. Add the curry powder and cumin then cooked for another minute.

3. Put the sweet potatoes in the pan and stir so they are coated with the curry mix. Pour in the tomatoes, then fill the empty tin with water and add this. Bring to the boil.

4. Add the lentils and simmer for 20 minutes until the sauce thickens and the lentils are cooked through. Put in further seasoning if required. Garnish with the coriander and serve with a small dollop of yoghurt on top if using alongside a bowl of basmati rice or warmed naan breads. 

Not a Fan of Sweet Potato?

Don’t panic! Normal potatoes would work in the same way or you try another vegetable such as pumpkin or butternut squash.

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