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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.