Sweet Potato, Lentil & Kale Curry www.thehomecookskitchen.com easy, weeknight, vegetarian curry

Sweet Potato, Lentil & Kale Curry

5 from 1 vote
COURSE: Main Meal
CUISINE: Asian, Indian, Vegetarian
PREP TIME: 5 minutes
COOK TIME: 45 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 50 minutes
SERVINGS: 4 people
CALORIES: 319kcal
AUTHOR: The Home Cook's Kitchen
Creamy, thick, packed full of vegetables with just a hint of spice. This sweet potato, lentil & kale curry is the perfect weeknight meal when you're looking for something a little healthier.


  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 shallot, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 red chili, bird's eye chili or serrano chili (note 1)
  • 3 tsp curry powder, homemade see link in article for recipe
  • 9 oz sweet potato, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup red lentils
  • 1 carrot, sliced
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • 2 cups kale, note 2
  • 1 tbsp cilantro/coriander
  • naan and rice, for serving


  • Heat coconut oil in a dutch oven or large fry pan over medium to high heat.
  • Add shallot, ginger & chili and fry 2 minutes, or until shallot is soft.
  • Add curry powder and fry for 30 seconds until fragrant.
  • Pour in coconut milk and stock, and bring to the boil.
  • Add lentils, carrots and sweet potato.
  • Continue to boil, reduce heat.
  • Simmer 40-45 minutes, or until sweet potato has started to disintegrate and carrot is soft.
  • Two minutes before serving, stir through kale until wilted.
  • Top with a little cilantro, serve with rice and naan bread.


Note 1 - I always prefer to use the Bird's Eye Chili or Thai Chili (the long red ones) but cannot for the life of me find them in America. So here, I use the green serrano chili's/peppers. I used the whole serrano chili, seeds and all which added a lot more spice to it. You can opt to use 1/2 a chili plus seeds, or the whole chili minus the seeds, depending on how spicy you want it.
Note 2 - it doesn't matter what type of kale you use. I've used both purple and green and they are both tasty. The kale will wilt, so feel free to use even more!


Calories: 319kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Sodium: 539mg | Potassium: 847mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 15315IU | Vitamin C: 61.3mg | Calcium: 107mg | Iron: 5.1mg
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