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Lentil Sweet Potato Curry

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 35 min.

Makes

6 servings

This is one of those suppers you can start when you get home, then relax while it cooks. (Or help the kids with homework or hop on the stair-stepper.) Apple and brown sugar help sweeten this delicious meatless meal. —Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho
Lentil Sweet Potato Curry Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dried lentils, rinsed
  • 3 cups water, divided
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 medium carrots, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 4 teaspoons curry powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 medium apple, peeled and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 3 cups hot cooked brown rice

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan, combine lentils and 2 cups water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes or until tender. Drain.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, saute onion in oil until tender. Add carrots and garlic; cook 2 minutes longer. Stir in the sweet potatoes, curry, salt, pepper and remaining water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Add the tomatoes, apple and brown sugar; cover and cook 10-15 minutes longer or until apple is tender. Stir in lentils; heat through. Serve with rice.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 333 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 325mg sodium, 63g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 15g fiber), 13g protein.

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