Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins
Adapted from a Smitten Kitchen recipe
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tablespoon gingerroot, peeled and grated (1-inch piece)
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons garam masala
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons curry powder
- 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded if desired, then minced
- 4 cups vegetable broth (up to 5 as needed)
- 2 lbs sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes (about 4 cups)
- 1 1⁄2 cups dried lentils
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 lb swiss chard, center ribs removed, leaves thinly sliced
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt, more to taste
- 1⁄2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1⁄3 cup cilantro, chopped
- 1 lime, zest of
- 1⁄2 lime, juice of
- 1⁄4 cup scallion, chopped, for garnish
- 1. In large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and saute until translucent, 5 to 7 minutes. Add garlic, ginger, garam masala, curry powder and jalapeno. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
- 2. Stir in 4 cups broth, sweet potatoes, lentils and bay leaf. Increase heat to high and bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium, partially cover, and simmer for 25 minutes. (If lentils seem dry, add up to 1 cup stock, as needed.) Stir in chard and salt and pepper, and continue cooking until lentils are tender and chard is cooked, about 30 to 45 minutes total.
- 3. Just before serving, stir in cilantro, lime zest and juice. Spoon into a large, shallow serving dish. Garnish with tamari almonds if desired and scallions.
I had to make a few substitutions to the recipe because i used curry paste instead of the garam massala and curry powder. I also used the swiss card stems (chopped up). the flavours are wonderful.
There is one major change i would make to the instructions. The sweet potatoes cooked to a mush because they took less time to cook than the lentils. Next time, i will start the lentils 15 minutes before adding the potatoes.