Sweet Potato Lentil Curry

Felt like trying something new tonight… I had all the ingredients for this one and it was easier than I expected to make! Since we are expecting snow tonight, I decided a hearty lentil stew was the perfect choice. Serve with toasted pita points and plain yogurt!

Sweet Potato Lentil Curry 2

Sweet Potato Lentil Curry 3

SWEET POTATO LENTIL CURRY

Ingredients:
1 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
2 tbsp curry powder
1/8 tsp chili powder
1/8 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp paprika
1 or 2 medium sized sweet potatoes, diced into 1 inch cubes
3 cups frozen cauliflower
2 carrots, chopped
1 cup dry lentils, rinsed, picked over, and drained
2 cans (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, with their juice
1 1/2 cups water
Salt, to taste
1 cup frozen cut leaf spinach
Plain low fat yogurt

In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, heat oil on medium. Add onions and celery and cook until tender, about 7 minutes. Add the curry, chili powder, cinnamon and paprika and stir continuously for 1 minute. Add sweet potato, cauliflower, and carrots. Add lentils, tomatoes (with their juice), and 1 1/2 cups water. Season with salt, to taste.

Sweet Potato Lentil Curry 1

Bring the mixture to a boil, then cover and reduce to a simmer for about 25 minutes, or until sweet potatoes are tender. When the stew is almost ready, throw in the frozen spinach and stir until it turns bright green. Garnish with plain yogurt and serve with toasted pita bread or pita chips!

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