Sweet Potato and Red Lentil Turmeric Curry

This is a quick and easy meal to put together. It’s ideal in this Irish summer! It’s been pretty rainy this week, so a bowl of this is just what I needed. And I’m sure by now, you have noticed my little obsession with turmeric. I love the flavor and the amount of benefits you can get from turmeric-whether it be in a dish like this one or as a DIY Face Mask!

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Sweet Potato and Red Lentil Turmeric Curry

Ingredients

olive oil or coconut oil

1 red onion, diced

2 Sweet Potato, diced

150g Red Lentil

1 can chopped tomatoes

1 tablespoon Turmeric

1 tablespoon Curry Powder

Teaspoon chili flakes

Sprinkle of The Laughing Oyster Seaweed Flakes

Salt and pepper for taste

Optional: Chickpeas and Spinach

Method

In a large pot sweat the onion in the oil. Add the spices and Seaweed Sprinkles. Then add the sweet potato and tomatoes(and chickpeas if adding). Adjust with salt and pepper. Simmer for about 20 minutes. Stir in the spinach.

Serve with basmati rice or naan bread! A great and much healthier alternative to a takeaway!

You can make A LARGE batch of this and it easily freezes.

 

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Spicy Peanut Butter Curry Sauce and Mint Infused Basmati Rice

c.hall 2015
c.hall 2015

This is a really quick curry to put together, with hints of a nutty satay flavor. You probably have all the ingredients in your cupboard! I made my sauce really spicy, but feel free to cut back on the spice for kids or if you want something a little more mellow. The mint infused basmati is a really refreshing contrast to the spicy curry. I used chicken, but for a vegetarian option use whole button mushrooms, a mix of peppers and courgette.

For the curry sauce: (Serves about 4)

1 onion roughly diced

1 garlic clove minced

1 teaspoon fresh ginger minced

2 teaspoon chili flakes

1 tablespoon tumeric

1 tablespoon cumin

3 tablespoons buckwheat flour (you can use white, gluten free or wholemeal too if that’s what you have!)

1 can of coconut milk

4 heaped tablespoons peanut butter

Salt and pepper for taste

In a medium sized pan, sweat the onion and garlic until soft in coconut oil.[Whether you chose to add meat or vegetables, add them at this time] Add the spices. Give it a good stir[you’ll want to make sure your chicken or veg is cooked through], and after about a minute, add the flour. Give another good stir, and it will seem a but clumpy, that’s totally normal.  After about another minute, add the coconut milk and stir stir stir! Bring the mix to the boil, and stir in the peanut butter, season with salt and pepper for taste, and simmer. I left mine to simmer for about 10 minutes.

Mint infused basmati rice:

Wash and drain rice really well. Measure rice-about 1 cup per person-and put in a saucepan with double the amount of water and a pinch of salt and about 4-5 mint leaves( roughly chopped). Simmer for about 12-15 minutes without uncovering. Fluff up with a fork, and garnish with more mint leaves. Serve with your curry!

Enjoy!