• Soup on Sunday: Curried Sweet Potato, Lentil and Coconut

    by  • 7 Oct ’12 • soup • 7 Comments

    Fall is upon us, and this seems like the perfect easy, autumnal  Sunday soup. My husband, who happens to be a great cook, found the basis of this recipe online while sitting in Starbucks. Like most recipes, he tweaks and adds his own touches (always improving the original).  In this case it’s substituting sweet potatoes (rather than squash) and adding garlic, shallot and ginger (which were missing in the original). It now sounds perfect to me, enjoy.

    2 tbsp olive oil
    3 sweet potatoes, peeled and diced into small pieces
    1 shallot, diced
    1 tbsp fresh grated ginger
    1 garlic clove, minced
    3 carrots, peeled and diced
    1 tbsp curry powder (with turmeric)
    1 cup red lentils
    4 cups of vegetable stock
    1 can reduced-fat coconut milk
    salt to taste
    cilantro, to garnish
    naan bread

    Preheat oven to 425. Toss sweet potatoes with 1 tbsp of olive oil and roast for 15-20 minutes (until edges being to brown). Set aside. Heat another tbsp of oil in a large stockpot, add shallot, garlic, and ginger. Sauté for 2 min, add carrots, sauté for another 2 min, then stir in the sweet potatoes and curry powder and cook for 1 min more.

    Add in the lentils, the vegetable stock and coconut milk, stir. Bring to a boil, then turn the heat down and simmer for 15-18 mins until everything is tender.

    Using a hand blender or food processor, puree until smooth. Season and serve with roughly chopped cilantro and naan bread.

    Image and adaptation from BBC Good Food

    7 Responses to Soup on Sunday: Curried Sweet Potato, Lentil and Coconut

    1. pve
      7 Oct ’12 at 2:40 pm

      Ronda,
      looks lovely. I need to recover from making homemade worcestershire sauce yesterday. It was a lengthy process that required constant attention but well worth the effort. I found it on food network….
      pve

      • allthebest
        7 Oct ’12 at 3:57 pm

        homemade worcestershire sauce!!! wow patricia! I am most impressed! x

    2. mary
      7 Oct ’12 at 3:30 pm

      This sounds fantastic. I’ll try it to night. Just one question: do you soak the lentils over night?
      Thanks.
      Mary

    3. allthebest
      7 Oct ’12 at 3:57 pm

      Hi Mary! No need to soak the lentil! Easy peasy! Enjoy!

    4. 9 Oct ’12 at 5:32 am

      Just to clarify, are speaking of canned lentils or dried lentils that come in a bag and are rock hard?

      Bianca

      • allthebest
        9 Oct ’12 at 5:55 am

        Dried lentils.

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