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4 servings

Total time

40 minutes




Sides, Dinner


  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil OR avocado oil
  • ½ onion (finely chopped)
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 tablespoons curry powder
  • ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika ((more for a spicier flavor))
  • 4 cups cubed sweet potato
  • 2 cups split red lentils
  • ¼ cup tomato paste
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 5½ cups water
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • optional for serving
  • cilantro
  • lime wedges
  • toasted cashews


  1. In a large pot, heat the oil over medium heat. Add in the onion and cook until translucent, about 5-7 minutes. Add in the garlic and cook until fragrant, about another 30 seconds. Add in the curry powder and paprika and cook, stirring constantly until the spices are fragrant, up to 1 minute.
  2. Add in the sweet potato, lentils, tomato paste, bay leaves and water. Bring up to a simmer and cover the pot. Simmer for 25 minutes or until the lentils are extremely tender. Add in the salt and stir to combine. Simmer for 5 more minutes. Remove the bay leaves and ladle into bowls. Serve with optional cilantro, lime, and cashews.
  3. View the recipe instructions at Catching Seeds

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