Sweet Potato Red Lentil Curry | Cheap Vegan Recipes
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This is one of my favorite go-to cheap vegan recipes. It's so easy to make, and absolutely delicious. The recipe is pretty straight forward. Feel free to expand on it by adding white potatoes, cauliflower, broccoli, or whatever else you might desire.
Serves: 4
  • 2 teaspoons cooking oil
  • 1 tablespoon Indian curry powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • ½ yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 inch ginger, minced
  • 1 cup red lentils, rinsed
  • 2 large sweet potatoes, cubed
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 4 cups water + 1 tbsp vegetable bouillon paste
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • juice of 1-2 limes
  • salt to taste
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  1. Warm the oil in a large dutch oven or soup pot on medium heat.
  2. Add the curry powder and cumin, and fry for about 30 seconds. Stir it halfway through.
  3. Add the onions, garlic, and ginger, and sauté until the onions start turning translucent.
  4. Add the red lentils and sweet potatoes. Stir well, and cook for 30 seconds.
  5. Add the coconut milk and water + bouillon paste.
  6. Cook for 30 minutes with the lid ajar on medium heat: until the lentils and sweet potato are tender.
  7. Add the black pepper, and lime juice (start with the juice of 1 lime, and add more if necessary).
  8. Season to taste with salt.
  9. Serve over cooked rice and garnish with fresh cilantro.
Recipe by Sweet Potato Soul by Jenné Claiborne at https://sweetpotatosoul.com/2018/04/cheap-vegan-recipes.html