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Sweet potato and lentil curry

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  • Egg free
  • Gluten free
  • Nut free
  • Peanut free
  • Sesame free
  • Wheat free
  • Shellfish free
  • Seafood free
  • No added sugar
  • Vegetarian
  • High in dietary fibre
  • High in protein
  • Over 4 serves veg or fruit

This hearty sweet potato and lentil curry is packed with nourishing goodness to help you power through the week.


  • Serves4
  • Cook time35 minutes
  • Prep time10 minutes
Sweet potato and lentil curry


  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 brown onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 red capsicum, seeded, coarsley chopped
  • 500g gold sweet potato, peeled, cut into 2cm pieces
  • 1/4 cup (75g) tikka masala paste
  • 1 cup (200g) red lentils, rinsed, drained
  • 400g can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 cups (500ml) vegetable stock
  • 150ml pouring (pure) cream
  • 1 bunch coriander leaves
  • Pappadums, to serve

Nutritional information

Per serve: Energy 2213kJ/529 Cals (25%), Protein 18g (36%), Fat 24g (34%), Sat Fat 11g (46%), Sodium 768mg (38%), Carb 53g (17%), Sugar 19g (21%), Dietary Fibre 15g (50%)

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  1. Step 1

    Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onion, capsicum and sweet potato and cook, stirring, for 8 mins or until light golden. Add the curry paste and cook, stirring, for 1 min or until aromatic.

  2. Step 2

    Add the lentils, tomato and stock to the pan. Bring to a simmer. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, for 20-25 mins or until lentils are tender and the mixture thickens slightly. Add half the cream and half the coriander. Stir to combine.

  3. Step 3

    Divide the curry evenly among serving bowls. Drizzle with remaining cream and sprinkle with remaining coriander. Serve with pappadums.

Recipe tip

Smart swap: 
For a dairy-free version, swap the cream in this curry for coconut cream. 

Use it up: The leftover tikka masala paste will come in handy for making Tikka Masala Lamb Chops.