Dhal is an Indian dish that's made using lentils and blended spices. This version keeps the lentil but adds creamy sweet potato into the mix. The result is a dish that's nourishing, flavorful, and easy to make. It can be served over any kind of rice, but brown basmati is highly recommended.
Sweet Potato Dhal [Vegan]
- 1 tablespoon ginger grated
- 1 tablespoon Indian curry powder
- 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
- 1 cup red lentils (soaked in water for 6 hours or overnight as this helps for proper digestion)
- 2 cups sweet potato chopped
- 2 cups vegetable broth
- 1 cup organic coconut milk
- 2 cloves crushed garlic
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 large onion
- 1 lime juiced
- 1 medium red chili chopped (if you like it spicy)
- 1 cup spinach leaves
- Fresh coriander
- Lime juice
- In a large pot, heat the oil and cook onions and garlic for a few minutes with all the spices to enhance the flavors.
- Rinse the lentils under water then add to the pot along with all remaining ingredients (except spinach) and let simmer on a low heat for approximately 30-40 minutes or until sweet potato is very soft.
- Turn off heat, stir through the spinach and with a wooden spoon start mashing the sweet potato to get the dhal nice and thick. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes, then serve on its own or with rice,
- Topped with lime juice and fresh coriander before serving.