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EASY VEGAN LENTIL AND SWEET POTATO CURRY (INSTANT POT)

EASY VEGAN LENTIL AND SWEET POTATO CURRY (INSTANT POT)

Clara @ Blue World Dreams
This healthy lentil and sweet potato curry recipe checks all the boxes. Super simple to make without compromising on quality and flavor. A warm, hearty, flavourful meal made within the hour.
Prep Time 12 mins
Cook Time 18 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4

Equipment

  • Instant Pot

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup Red lentils
  • 1 large Sweet potato
  • 1 cup Tomato sauce
  • 2 tbsp Red curry paste add more if you like your curries very spicy
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 cup Vegetable broth
  • 1 can Low fat coconut milk (roughly 13.5 oz)
  • 1 medium Onion
  • 2 cloves Garlic (minced)
  • 1 inch Fresh ginger (grated or finely minced)
  • 1 tsp Garam masala
  • 1 tsp Curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp Cayenne pepper (add more if you like it spicy)
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil (optional)
  • 1 tsp Salt (to taste)
  • 1 tbsp Vegan butter or spread (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Rinse your lentils for a few minutes using a colander. Peel and chop your sweet potatoes into half-inch cubes. Crush your garlic and mince your ginger.
  • Add your olive oil to the Instant Pot on Sauté mode. Toss in your chopped onion and sauté for 3-4 minutes, stirring often. Add in your garlic and ginger and stir until fragrant (about 1-1.5 minutes). Then add in your spices and stir for 30 seconds (do not let your spices burn*).
  • Note: If you prefer cooking without oil, pour about two tablespoons of the broth into the pot to use instead.
  • Add in your vegetable broth and use your wooden spoon to deglaze the pot (basically loosen the food residue that’s stuck to the pan).
  • Pour in your water, tomato sauce, lentils, potatoes and turn on your Instant Pot to manual (high pressure) for 15  minutes.
  • Once the pressure cooking is done, add in your coconut milk and stir. You can add a tablespoon of vegan butter for some extra creaminess (optional).
  • I like to turn on the sauté mode for a couple of minutes and simmer my curry once adding in the coconut milk. 
Keyword Curry, Easy, Instant Pot, Lentil, Quick, Sweet potato, Vegan