Easy Red Lentil Curry with Sweet Potato Crisps

Easy Red Lentil Curry with Sweet Potato Crisps

My Mama’s food knowledge is endless!

My mother made something very similar when we were visiting them earlier this year (read about our trip to KZN here). That specific evening we hosted a big get-together for our friends we have not seen in ages. Needless to say, everyone enjoyed this dish, especially my vegetarian friend, Henelle. Watching my mother cook this dish, I noticed how simple it was to prepare. My mother gave me the recipe, but somewhere along the line, it got lost. I played around with this dish a few Meat-free Mondays and came up with my own version.

Easy Red Lentil Curry with Sweet Potato Crisps

Never a Dahl moment with this dish

The last time I served this dish to my husband he told me that this dish is pretty much Dahl. I have never heard of Dahl before and he had to explain to me that it is a dish (stew, curry, soup) prepared with pulses. It is also spelled Daal, Dal and Dhal. My husband travels to many countries throughout Africa and ordered Dahl for dinner one Meat-free Monday whilst in Tanzania.

As we all know and love to do, curries are normally eaten with either rice or naan bread or in a roti. My favourite of the lot is naan bread, especially sweet peshwari naan. Pasta and bread is something that is only eaten over weekends in our house, so I had to think of something else to serve this red lentil curry with. The sweet potato crisps are PERFECT to scoop up all of the deliciousness in your bowl without adding too many carbs.

Tip: If you have never dry cooked your spices before you add it to any curry, you are missing out on some serious flavour. Be sure to try this next time you make curry – it really intensifies the flavours.

This is a simple dish for Meat-free Mondays and it is Vegan and Gluten-free.

Let me know what you think.

xxx

Easy Red Lentil Curry with Sweet Potato Crisps Easy Red Lentil Curry with Sweet Potato CrispsEasy Red Lentil Curry with Sweet Potato Crisps

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