Red Lentil and Sweet Potato Curry

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Total Time: 30 minutes | Serves: 4-6


  • 3 TBSP canola oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/4 cup onion, diced (or 8 green onions, white and green parts separated)
  • 1 TBSP curry powder
  • 4 medium carrots, chopped
  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 1 cup red lentils
  • 4 cups chicken or vegetable broth (I use chicken)
  • salt and pepper


  1. Heat oil in a large pan over medium high heat.
  2. Add garlic, onions (or green onion whites) and cook until softened, 2-3 minutes.
  3. Stir in curry powder.
  4. Add carrots, sweet potato, lentils, 3/4 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper and stir 2 minutes.
  5. Add broth, bring to boil and reduce heat to simmer, stirring occasionally until lentils and vegetables are tender, about 20 minutes.
  6. Sprinkle with green parts of green onions (if using).

Notes: Can also serve with sliced lime wedges and naan if you have them.

Recipe Origin:  Real Simple recipe. Modified with sweet potato and increased garlic.

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