Indian sweet potato & dhal pies

Indian sweet potato & dhal pies

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(33 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 25 mins

Easy

Serves 2
Spiced red lentil dhal is topped with creamy sweet potato mash in these individual vegetarian pies - a cheap weeknight dinner option

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal565
  • fat4g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs104g
  • sugars41g
  • fibre20g
  • protein19g
  • salt2.1g
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Ingredients

  • 650g sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into small chunks
    Sweet potatoes

    Sweet potato

    sweet po-tate-toe

    Sweet potatoes have a creamy texture and a sweet-spicy flavour that makes them ideal for savoury…

  • 1 onion, halved and thinly sliced
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 2 carrots, scrubbed, halved and sliced lengthways
    Carrot

    Carrot

    ka-rot

    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • 15g ginger, finely grated
    Ginger

    Ginger

    jin-jer

    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)
    Broccoli

    Broccoli

    brok-o-lee

    Like cabbage and cauliflower, broccoli is a brassica and is sometimes known by its Italian name…

Method

  1. Place the sweet potato in a pan of boiling water and cook for 15 mins, or until tender.

  2. 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.

  3. When the sweet potatoes are cooked, drain and mash them with the yogurt and seasoning.

  4. 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.

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Knittingsocks
30th Apr, 2017
5.05
Delicious! I didn't have any curry powder, so used a heaped spoon on korma curry paste, and 1tsp of hot chilli powder. It was so tasty my husband licked the plate clean! It made enough for 4 dinners too. Served with greens. Will definitely make again.
TheToiletDuck
3rd May, 2017
I added korma paste and chili powder like you said and it was awesome! Thank you!
neenee123
13th Apr, 2017
5.05
Was super tasty. The only think I changed was I added some chickpeas to the mixture. However, the flavour was amazing.
EmmaJam
28th Feb, 2017
5.05
Really yummy! I'd use a little less liquid but the taste was great.
Steffi.W
10th Nov, 2016
3.8
Excellent dish, didn't grill mine but I served it into two bowls and we ate it right away, very delicious and warming! I didn't realise the lentils were to be added uncooked, so when I do make it again I'll just be rinsing the dry lentils and adding them just before the stock. Would definitely recommend :)
mothertheresa
6th Oct, 2016
This is not healthy, the carbohydrate content is huge - anyone who is trying to keep their blood sugar down should avoid this. People need to start to consider the carb content of food, not just fat! Ask any diabetes expert.
Tomayto Tomato
4th Jan, 2017
I can this of 100 dishes that are worse for you than this.... I think you are talking waffle!
Carras1982
1st May, 2016
2.55
On a bit of a health kick so made this tonight. It was certainly good value and all the ingredients came to about £6 (£3 each - bargain!) We did as some people have suggested and grilled the dish at the end - however sweet potato doesn't grill particularly well and so it wasn't crispy really even after about 15 minutes under the grill. Our verdict upon eating was ' it's okay'....Certainly a good meat-free, healthy and filling meal. However it didn't blow our minds...glad we tried but wont be in a rush to make again...
stephaniefmills
1st Mar, 2016
5.05
This recipe was so easy and tasted amazing! Will definitely make it again!
JSB79
21st Feb, 2016
Thought this was really tasty. Would do step one after step two if I made it again, as the sweet potato cooks too soon and gets cold. Also, could do with maybe 50-75ml less liquid in the stock. Grilling at the end is not so much a 'tip' as an essential. Will definitely make again.

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Maryboo
11th May, 2017
Can this be frozen?
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goodfoodteam
22nd May, 2017
Thanks for your question. If we think a dish is just as good frozen then we put a star just above the nutritional information. In this case, you can still freeze, it may not be quite as moist on reheating but will still taste delicious!
Snoweider
7th Jan, 2015
3.8
Very tasty. I added puy lentils as well as red lentils for a bit of bite, and some mixed spice to the mash for added richness. Would work with any pulses.