Curried Lentils With Sweet Potatoes and Swiss Chard

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

Adapted from a Smitten Kitchen recipe

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. 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. 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. 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.
Most Helpful

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.

aycaramba December 09, 2012