A Recipe for Sweet Potato and Lentil Curry
- 1 tablespoon of sesame oil
- 1 finely chopped red onion
- 1 crushed garlic clove
- A thumb-sized piece of ginger, finely chopped
- 1 finely chopped red chili
- 1 ½ teaspoons of ground turmeric
- 1 ½ teaspoons of ground cumin
- 2 sweet potatoes, cut into even chunks
- 250g of red split lentils
- 600ml of vegetable stock
- 80g of spinach
- 4 spring onions, sliced diagonally
- ½ small pack of Thai basil leaves, torn
Step 1: Cook the onions
Heat 1 tablespoon of sesame oil in a wide-based pan with a tight-fitting lid. Add 1 finely chopped red onion and cook over low heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until softened.
Step 2: Add the spices
Add 1 crushed garlic clove, a thumb-sized piece of ginger that has been finely chopped, and 1 finely chopped red chili. Cook for 1 minute, then add 1 ½ teaspoons of ground turmeric and 1 ½ teaspoons of ground cumin and cook for 1 minute more.
Step 3: Add the sweet potatoes
Turn up the heat to medium, add 2 sweet potatoes, cut into even chunks, and stir everything together so the potato is coated in the spice mixture.
Step 4: Add the lentils and stock
Tip in 250g of red split lentils, 600ml of vegetable stock and some seasoning.
Step 5: Cook
Bring the liquid to a boil, then reduce the heat, cover and cook for 20 minutes until the lentils are tender and the potato is just holding its shape.
Step 6: Add the spinach and serve
Taste and adjust the seasoning, then gently stir in the 80g of spinach. Once wilted, top with the 4 diagonally sliced spring onions and ½ small pack torn basil leaves to serve. Alternatively, allow to cool completely, then divide between airtight containers and store in the fridge for a healthy lunchbox.
This recipe for sweet potato and lentil curry is a delicious and healthy meal that is easy to make. It is full of flavor, thanks to the combination of spices, and provides a nutritious meal that will leave you feeling satisfied. The curry can also be stored in airtight containers for a quick and easy lunch or dinner option.