Delight your senses with the aromatic and nutritious embrace of our Vegetarian Lentil and Sweet Potato Curry. This hearty and flavorful curry is a celebration of plant-based goodness, featuring protein-packed lentils, vibrant sweet potatoes, and a harmonious blend of aromatic spices. As a satisfying and under-800-calories meal, this curry showcases the versatility of plant-based ingredients while offering a burst of essential nutrients. The combination of lentils, sweet potatoes, and a medley of spices creates a culinary symphony that not only tantalizes your taste buds but also supports your well-being through the nourishing power of wholesome, plant-centric ingredients.


  • – 1 cup dried green or brown lentils, rinsed
  • – 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • – 1 onion, finely chopped
  • – 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • – 1 tablespoon ginger, grated
  • – 1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes
  • – 1 can (14 oz) coconut milk
  • – 2 tablespoons curry powder
  • – 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • – 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • – 1 teaspoon paprika
  • – Salt and pepper to taste
  • – Fresh cilantro for garnish (optional)
  • – Cooked rice or naan bread for serving


  1. In a large pot, combine lentils, diced sweet potatoes, chopped onion, minced garlic, grated ginger, diced tomatoes, and coconut milk.
  2. Add curry powder, ground turmeric, ground cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper to the pot. Stir well to combine.
  3. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for 25-30 minutes or until the lentils and sweet potatoes are tender.
  4. Adjust the seasoning to taste and serve the Vegetarian Lentil and Sweet Potato Curry over cooked rice or with naan bread.
  5. Garnish with fresh cilantro if desired and enjoy this wholesome and flavorful plant-based curry.

Health Benefits

The Vegetarian Lentil and Sweet Potato Curry is a nutritional powerhouse that offers a multitude of health benefits. Lentils, a rich source of plant-based protein and fiber, contribute to satiety, aid in digestion, and support heart health. Sweet potatoes add a natural sweetness along with a plethora of vitamins, particularly vitamin A, and essential minerals like potassium. The combination of these ingredients provides a low-calorie, high-nutrient meal that aligns with a health-conscious lifestyle.

The inclusion of aromatic spices, including curry powder, turmeric, cumin, and paprika, not only enhances the flavor profile but also brings anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties to the dish. Coconut milk not only adds creaminess but also provides healthy fats and a touch of tropical flavor. This curry is not just a delicious and satisfying option; it’s a wholesome and balanced meal that embraces the benefits of plant-based eating. By incorporating this curry into your culinary repertoire, you’re not only treating your taste buds but also nourishing your body with a vibrant array of nutrients, making it a delightful and health-conscious choice for any occasion.