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Sweet Potato and Lentil Curry

Sweet Potato and Lentil Curry

Sweet Potato and Lentil Coconut Curry



2 tbsp oil

1 tbsp cumin seeds

1 onion finely chopped

1 clove of garlic finely chopped

1 thumb-sized piece of ginger peeled and finely chopped

1 tsp turmeric

1 tsp ground coriander

700 g sweet potatoes peeled and diced

400 ml coconut milk

250 g red lentils

500 ml water

handful coriander finely chopped




  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over a medium heat. Add the cumin seeds and fry for a minute or two until starting to brown.
  2. Stir in the onion, reduce the heat to low and cover. Cook, stirring often for 10 minutes or until soft.
  3. Add the garlic, ginger, turmeric, ground coriander and stir well. Cook for a further minute.
  4. Stir in the sweet potatoes and mix well, ensuring that the spicy onion mix covers them well.
  5. Add the rest of the ingredients, bring to the boil then reduce to a low heat, cover and simmer for 20-30 minutes until the lentils and sweet potatoes are cooked through.
  6. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking and add a dash more water if it’s starting to look dry.
  7. Meanwhile cook the rice as per packet instructions.
  8. Serve with the finely chopped coriander leaves and rice.


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