Easy Sweet Potato and Lentil Curry

A really easy Sweet Potato and Lentil Curry that's gluten free and Vegan too! Serve it with Naan Bread and Yoghurt
Course Curry
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 181 kcal
Author Noshtastic


  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 red onion chopped
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • 1 inch piece fresh ginger peeled and grated
  • 1 tsp cumin seed
  • 1 tbsp mild or medium curry powder
  • 1/4 cup red lentils 50g
  • 1/4 cup green lentils 50g
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes peeled, cut into cubes
  • 2 cups gluten free chicken or vegetable broth 500 mls
  • 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes 411g
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • leaves cilantro to serve (optional)
  • Chili powder to taste (optional, to give extra heat)
  • Yoghurt and flatbread to serve optional


  1. Heat coconut oil in a large pan and add the chopped onions and garlic, cook on a medium heat until they soften a bit.
  2. Add the curry powder and cumin seeds and cook for a minute or two, then stir in the lentils, ginger, sweet potatoes, broth, and diced tomatoes.
  3. Bring to the boil then cover and simmer gently for 20 mins or until the lentils and sweet potatoes are cooked.
  4. Don't overcook it or the sweet potatoes with turn to mush!
  5. Season with salt and pepper and garnish with cilantro leaves.
  6. serve with flatbread such as naan, and if you eat dairy natural yoghurt works well too.

Recipe Notes

This is typically a very mild curry, the only chili powder added is what's included in the curry powder mix. That said, curry powders are often labeled mild, medium, and hot so make sure you check the label before you use it!
If you want additional heat you can add some chili powder to kick it up a notch.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Sweet Potato and Lentil Curry
Amount Per Serving
Calories 181 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Sodium 581mg25%
Potassium 575mg16%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 205IU4%
Vitamin C 21mg25%
Calcium 70mg7%
Iron 3.8mg21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.