Here is what you need make Sweet Potato Dhal:

  • 1 cup / 200g red split lentils
  • 1.5 litres water
  • 2 teaspoons stock powder
  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • 1 courgette, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • Pink Himalayan salt to taste

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Making Sweet Potato Dhal 

  • Wash lentils and add straight to a large pan
  • Peel the sweet potato, then roughly chop into small cubes
  • Add the chopped sweet potato, courgette and stock
  • Add salt and spices and to the pan
  • Simmer on a stove for 30-40 minutes

Nutritional tips:

Lentils: Source of protein, added to the sweet potatoes will give you all 9 amino acids or what we call complete protein. High in soluble fibre which helps with heart health. High in Iron and B6 vitamins.

Turmeric: As we explored in the Turmeric latte, this powerful root is great especially when cooked and with fats and pepper which ensures the polyphenols are to be better absorbed. It is anti-inflammatory and some curcumin compounds in turmeric have found to fight cancer cells. Its anti-inflammatory aspect helps with relieving pain as and the stiffness of arthritis.

Sweet Potato: Low GI carbohydrate, keeps the blood sugar levels stable, keeps you full for longer and rich in fibre. Rich in beta-carotene, fibre, increases blood levels of Vitamin A.

Food tips:

  • Sweet potato adds a lovely sweetness but,
  • As it falls apart, it also thickens the Dahl
  • 1 pot dishes save washing up

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