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Easy Lentil, Sweet Potato & Coconut Curry


If you’re looking for an easy and hearty vegetarian dinner, this curry is for you.

lentil, sweet potato, and coconut curry

It comes from my friend Gena’s new book, Choosing Raw.

Many of you may already be familiar with Gena’s blog, which shares the same name as her book, but if you’re not, you’re missing out! Her blog is a fantastic resource for vegan living, but even if you’re like me and don’t follow a 100% vegan diet, I think most people will appreciate Gena’s commonsense approach to healthy eating.

choosing raw cookbook

In her book, Gena shares 125 recipes that show you how to make raw foods part of the way you eat. What I love about her approach is how she shares nourishing foods that require minimal food preparation, without any pressure to attempt an all-raw diet. (In fact, some of her recipes are cooked– like the one I’m sharing below.) Gena’s book also covers commonly asked questions about a vegan diet, and healthy eating in general, putting to rest some common myths and misconceptions with her scientifically sound perspective. Her writing and recipes have been a source of inspiration for me over the past several years, so I’m thrilled to see her finally in print!

choosing raw cookbook

Gena’s mouth-watering recipes like Burnt-Sugar Coconut Ice Cream, No-Bake Sunflower Oat Bars, and her Kale & White Bean Caesar Salad are sure to have you eating well, while enjoying every bite. We all know that eating more plant-based food is a step in the right direction, regardless of where you are coming from, so I hope you enjoy her recipes as much as I have!

Below you’ll find the recipe for Gena’s delicious vegan curry that Austin and I enjoyed for dinner last night– it’s delicious!

Easy Lentil, Sweet Potato & Coconut Curry (Vegan)
Serves 4

Reprinted with permission from Choosing Raw

Ingredients:

1 1/2 tablespoons coconut oil
1 cup diced onion
1 cup dried red lentils (<–I used green lentils, which also worked!)
1 medium sweet potato, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 large carrot, sliced lengthwise and chopped
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
1 tablespoon mild curry powder
1 teaspoon ginger powder
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper
3 1/2 cups vegetable broth or water
1/2 cup coconut milk

Directions:

1. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Saute the onion until it’s turning a little golden. Add the lentils, potato, carrot, and seasonings, and stir to combine everything.

2. Add the water or broth and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 25 minutes, or until the lentils and sweet potato are tender. Stir in the 1/2 cup of coconut milk. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and serve warm. (We served ours over cooked quinoa.)

lentil, sweet potatoe, and coconut curry in a bowl

Curry will keep for up to 4 days in the fridge. Leftovers can be frozen.

4.76 from 53 votes
Easy Lentil, Sweet Potato & Coconut Curry (Vegan)
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

An easy and filing vegetarian curry dish, featuring lentils and sweet potato.

Course: Main Course
Servings: 4
Calories: 327 kcal
Author: Detoxinista.com
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1 cup dried red lentils (<--I used green lentils, which also worked!)
  • 1 medium sweet potato , cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 large carrot , sliced lengthwise and chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon mild curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 1/2 cups vegetable broth or water
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
Instructions
  1. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Saute the onion until it's turning a little golden. Add the lentils, potato, carrot, and spices/seasonings, and stir to combine everything.
  2. Add the water or broth and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 25 minutes, or until the lentils and sweet potato are tender. Stir in the 1/2 cup of coconut milk. Serve.
  3. Curry will keep for up to 4 days in the fridge. Leftovers can be frozen.

Enjoy!

Comments

Andria

This looks great! I would also like to see more “kid-friendly” recipes as well as recipes that are quick and easy!! Thank you!

Kareema

I love global type recipes, mix it up. I will be making this curry for lunch

Kim

I can’t wait to try this. I would love to see more recipes with lentils, so good for you and one of the easiest legumes to digest. Thank you for the chance to win a copy of Gena’s book! Trying to eat more raw meals, I am sure her book would inspire me!

Traci

I have lentils..going to get some sweet potatoes looks great !

DD

Cant wait to try this simple recipe with all these super healthy ingredients! Thanks for sharing it!

Robbi Parker

This looks great! How about some recipes for snacks. When I’m in a rush and have nothing on hand is when I tend to reach for something quick and it’s not always healthy.

Mary

Looks yummy! I love all the sweet treats and the “how to make” your own from scratch. Almond butter, almond milk…

CarolLynn

this looks so yummy and easy.. more quick and easy ones like this please.

Jacky

More non-starchy recipes with not too many ingredients, or only easy to find ingredients!

Laura

With Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas on the horizon I’ve been looking for healthy appetizers and/or treats I can serve to my guests. Also, as a busy mom with a full-time job outside of our home, I love anything that can be put in the slow cooker or freeze ahead meals!

Brittany Shook

Keep doing what you’ve been doing! It’s a great variety and my family and I love trying all your recipes!

deanna

Can’t wait to make this!! Would love any gluten free recipes!!

Suzanne Pickruhn

Love this curry. I would love to see foods beneficial to post menopausal women.

Teri

This looks delish! I am not Vegan but LOVE any/all vegan dishes I have ever tried. I would like some quick and easy recipes for weeknight meals. The last thing I want to do after working for 9 1/2 hours and commuting for 3 hours is spend a significant amount of time in the kitchen preparing an evening meal.

Renee

Going to try this for dinner tonight! I would love to see more Salad recipes. 🙂

Karima Shariff

I love soups and spicy foods.

Andrea

More main course dishes like this one!

Rachel

More recipes for picky eaters! 🙂 People who are “new” to healthy eating and averse to veggies, for instance, as several of my extended family members are!

Sheila

I am sensitive to gluten, dairy and soy and my husband is vegetarian so I would love to see more recipes like this one! Simple and easy to rope are with items on hand.

Laura

Vegan foods that baby will enjoy too!

Christi

I’m always looking for more hearty dishes (that are easy and quick!) since my family has transitioned to a vegan/raw/gluten-free/paleo-esque lifestyle. With fall right around the corner, I can’t wait to try this!

Erica Madden

Would love to see more of easy recipes like this. I’m a college student and work part time and this recipe looks inexpensive and quick! Thank you!!

Tiffany

As a new mom trying to find balance I would like quick, healthy or made ahead meals

Kim

Kid friendly recipes!!!

Wendy R

Am looking forward to trying this recipe. More easy main course dishes would be good.

Dianne Clarke

I would love more one put meals that are gluten and meat free. Also love all the gluten free muffins, cookies and treats. I love your simple, easy to make recipes.

Julie

All your recipes are great…more gluten free cracker recipes!

Diana

Would really like to see more main dish recipies

Kayla

Thanks for the opportunity to win the book!! I would like to see more main dish meals. It’s hard to come up with ideas but your website inspires me!!

Julie Nelson

I am a newbie to eating and cooking raw so any and all recipes are of interest to me.
Love to bake and make pies with nut crusts.

Gabriela

Hello! I would like food on the good and that can be eaten cold (besides salads) so i can take with me to work, now that I am pregnant.

    Carole

    Gabriela — I had the same issue when I was pregnant, trying to find lots of stuff to eat cold.

    I’m guessing like me you don’t want to use a microwave to heat anything up. If you ever want to take something hot to work I used this: http://mightynest.com/shop/reusable-gear/food-containers/insulated-food-containers/stainless-steel-thermos

    I did as the directions suggested put hot water in it(then you dump it out before putting your food in), heated my food on the stove before I left for work, and then put in this container.

Pauline Molder

This recipe for lentil and sweet potato curry looks absolutely yummy!

Cara

This curry recipe looks delicious! Thank you for the opportunity to win the cookbook :). I would love to see more grain free lunch recipes. I have recently decided to go gluten/wheat/grain free. I am new to your website, but I absolutely love it! I have loved every recipe I have tried so far! You are really helping me make better food choices and I feel so inspired :). Keep up the good work!!

Tasha L.

This looks delicious! I’d love to see more main dish / dinner recipes. I do love your dessert recipes, but I haven’t even made half of them yet. 🙂

Cassie Shouo

I love the recipes you post already! Interested in salad and dressing variety, and on the go breakfast/mid morning snacks 🙂

Beth

I’d like to see more dessert/snack recipes. If you post them I KNOW they’re healthy!

Jen P.

I’d love to see more slow-cooker recipes. I’m a grad student, mom to a 4 year old, and we have another little one on the way, so quick & healthy meals are a must in our house!

Laurie

This recipe sounds amazing and I am going to try it for dinner tonight. I would love to see more quicky meals and more desserts. Thank you…

Heather

Love seeing salads and dressings, as well as grain-free and nut-free treats.

Michelle Paul

This recipe looks amazing! My husband and I just went vegetarian about a year ago, love quick and easy but healthy recipes.

Connie

Looks delecious, always looking for quick and easy began recipes

Chatelaine

Love your recipes! main dish recipes are always good to have.

Emily M

I would like to see more breakfast and snack recipes! 🙂 I absolutely love your website and recipes!!

Yoojin

i love all your recipes! i’d love to see not necessarily vegan, vegetarian, or any diet-label recipes, but just healthy and detox-ilicious ones 🙂

Erin McCormack

Looking forward to trying the Lentils, Sweet potato, Coconut Curry Recipe…thanks for sharing! I am a lover of all kinds of beans and advocado so I would like to see more recipes using those items and more stew/soup recipes!,

Thanks for sharing such wonderful recipes

Lucy

Love your recipes! I would love to see more one pot ethnic meals!

Sarah

I’m a new mom, so I’d love to see either quick filling snacks you can grab and eat with one hand, or main dishes you can make ahead!

Nancy

I would love to remake older recipes into healthier options!

Samantha

I’d love to see some more grain-free (paleo) snacks!

Astra

Quick, filling, kids friendly recipes. Thank you! …and, I hope I’ll win! 😉

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