Red Lentils Dahl With Sweet Potatoes

The beauty of this recipe is its simplicity!

Ingredientsred lentils dahl

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 leek (chopped)
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon ginger powder (optional)
  • 1 cinnamon stick or 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 200 gr red split lentils (well rinsed)
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes (400 gr)
  • 600 ml water
  • 400 gr sweet potatoes (or pumpkin) in cubes
  • 200 gr chopped spinach
  • pepper and salt



  1. Heat the oil in a saucepan and sauté the leek. Add the garlic, curry and cinnamon and stir for 1 minute.
  2. Add the lentils, the chopped tomatoes and the water. Add pepper and salt. Bring to a boil. Cover the pan and let simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Add the sweet potatoes and ginger powder and bring to a boil again. Let it simmer for 15-20 minutes till the potatoes are cooked. Add water if necessary.
  4. Add the chopped spinach and let it cook for 3 more minutes.
  5. Take the cinnamon out and serve with brown rice or on its own

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