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.
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Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

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!

Nutrition

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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