Sweet Potato, Red Lentil and Coconut Curry

Lentils are a great source of protein ~ don't be intimidated by cooking with them, you will be amazed at how easy this recipe is. Red lentils cook quickly and they have a lovely soft consistency when cooked. They are inexpensive and a great store-cupboard standby. Parents can also enjoy this as a hearty soup. 

prep 10 mins & cooking 25 mins
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 200g sweet potato, peeled and diced
  • 40g red lentils, rinsed in cold running water
  • 300ml water 
  • 100ml light coconut milk

Gently sauté the onion in the oil, for 5-10 minutes, until softened. Add the curry powder and cook out for 1-2 minutes, stirring continuously. Next add the sweet potato, red lentils, light coconut milk and water.

Simmer on a low-medium heat, until the sweet potato is completely cooked through and the lentils have broken down into a lovely soft consistency; this should take around 25-30 minutes.

Serve as it is, with a spoon of natural yoghurt. For smaller children you can blitz the curry using a hand blender, or lightly mash.

Camilo Gonzalez