Another kitchen experiment successful with this 100% vegan, plant-based meal of Creamy Sweet Potatoes with Lentils Curry. I started this with an idea of making a sweet and spicy curry but in the process this turned out perfect meal. .
Let me tell you all the goodness in there: Sweet Potatoes, Red Lentils, Spinach, Peanuts, Coconut Milk and topped with Kaffir Lime. I had it with rice, but you can have it just as soup with bread or pair it with couscous, quinoa or even brown rice.
Why not give it a try this winter and have a warm dinner/supper with fam?
Creamy Sweet Potato with Lentils Curry (100% Vegan)
Let me know if you give this curry a try! Happy Cooking 🙂
Creamy Sweet Potato with Lentils (100% Vegan)
In a heavy bottomed pan, iron skillet or a non-stick pan add 1 tbsp coconut oil. Add cumin seeds and let it splutter on medium flame. After 20 - 30 seconds add cloves and cinnamon stick. Saute that on a low flame (don't let it get burnt)
Now add the chopped onion, and some minced garlic (keep some for later). Saute them on medium flame.
Meanwhile, boil the red lentils in a separate pan or pressure cook the same with little salt. This will take not more than 10 mins. Mash it well to give the curry a thick consistency.
Add the diced sweet potatoes to the pan with onion. And saute them, on medium flame for 5 mins. Add the curry powder and ground paprika to this along with some salt to taste.
By now the lentils should have been cooked. Add that to the pan with sweet potato and mix everything well. This stage add the coconut milk and some vegetable stock or water to bring everything to a boil.
Once it has started boiling, add the spinach leaves and boil everything together for 10 mins. Check for seasoning and transfer this to a serving bowl.
In the same pan, add the remaining coconut oil along with crushed peanuts, remaining minced garlic and chopped coriander leaves. Add this on top of the curry and serve it hot with rice, quinoa or just have it as a soup with some bread to go with.
Squeeze some kaffir lime juice for extra tanginess if desired.