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]

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Ingredients

For the Spices:
  • 1 tablespoon ginger grated
  • 1 tablespoon Indian curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
For the Dhal:
  • 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
For the Topping:
  • Fresh coriander
  • Lime juice
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Preparation

  1. In a large pot, heat the oil and cook onions and garlic for a few minutes with all the spices to enhance the flavors.
  2. 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.
  3. 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,
  4. Topped with lime juice and fresh coriander before serving.
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