- 650g sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into small chunks
Sweet potatoes have a creamy texture and a sweet-spicy flavour that makes them ideal for savoury…
- 1 onion, halved and thinly sliced
Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…
- 2 carrots, scrubbed, halved and sliced lengthways
The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…
- 15g ginger, finely grated
Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…
- 2 garlic cloves, finely grated
- 2 tsp oil
- 1 tbsp curry powder
- 1 vegetable stock cube
- 2 tbsp tomato purée
- 85g red lentils
- good handful coriander, chopped, plus sprigs to serve
- generous spoonful 0% fat Greek-style yogurt
- broccoli, to serve (optional)
Like cabbage and cauliflower, broccoli is a brassica and is sometimes known by its Italian name…
Place the sweet potato in a pan of boiling water and cook for 15 mins, or until tender.
Meanwhile, heat the oil in a pan and fry the onion and carrot, for 2 minutes, then add the garlic and ginger and cook, stirring for 1 min more. Tip in the curry powder, stir round the pan then add 750ml of the boiling water with the stock cube, tomato purée and lentils. Cover the pan and boil for 20 mins until the vegetables are tender and the liquid has been absorbed. Stir in the chopped coriander.
When the sweet potatoes are cooked, drain and mash them with the yogurt and seasoning.
Spoon the lentil mix into one big or two individual dishes then top with the sweet potato mixture, scatter with the coriander and serve with broccoli, if you like.
To finishPop the dish under a hot grill for a few minutes right at the end to bronze the potatoes and add some heat.