Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Sweet Potato, Spinach and Lentil Curry

Sweet and Mellow vegetables combined with aromatics and heat to create a heavenly lentil curry.
Recently, I learned about "Wonderpot".  No, this is not something that you can now legally buy in the Mile High City (pun).  Rather, this is a one pot dish that was pioneered by Budget Bytes. Basically, you throw all the ingredients into one large pot, let it simmer and your dinner is magically delicious (much like a bowl of Lucky Charms only, you know, satisfying).

Even though I love to cook, easy and satisfying is something that I am for most week nights. These one pot wonders are a serious sanity saver and since they are on the site Budget Bytes, I assume they have low cost per serving too.

Since its Indian (or British as the case may be) Food Week here on Crowdsource My Dinner (Did I announce that yesterday? It is.), I've decided to make a "WonderPot" of sweet potato, spinach and lentil curry. Lentils lend themselves really well to wonderpots, because they require simmering which means they have plenty of time to absorb the yumminess from other flavors (such as coconut milk, onions and garlic).

This is definitely the easiest recipe that I've created in a long time, and one of the most delicious. The flavor of this wonderpot is out of this world.  Creamy sweetness from the coconut milk, tender chew from the lentils, a little bit of acidity from the tomatoes, spicy and herbacious goodness from the aromatics.  

When I first started throwing ingredients into a pot, I worried about was that this would end up being mushy, but the lentils held their shape and texture really well, and created a distinctly non-mushy texture (the opposite of mushy is crunchy, but this is decidedly not crunchy).


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Sweet Potato, Lentil and Spinach Curry
This one pot wonder curry is as easy to prepare as it is delicious.
  • 1 Very Large Sweet Potato- Diced
  • 1 Can Full Fat Coconut Milk
  • 1.5 cups Stock (vegetable or chicken)
  • 1 Medium Onion- Diced
  • 3 Cloves Garlic- Minced
  • 1 Can Diced Tomatos
  • 3 Tablespoons Garam Masala
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Tumeric
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Cup Lentils Rinsed
  • 2 Cups Packed Spinach
  • 1/8 Bunch Cilantro
  • 1 Dollop per Bowl Greek Yogurt
1. Soak lentils for at least 45 minutes then rinse them.2. Add sweet Potatoes, tomatoes, stock, coconut milk, onion, garlic and spices to a pot and bring it up to a slow simmer for 20 minutes.3. Add lentils and allow pot to simmer 20-30 more minutes.4. Add spinach and allow it to wilt (2-3 minutes)5. Serve curry with yogurt and freshly chopped cilantro (and naan bread or rice are nice side choices)
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 4 Servings

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