Amazing Sweet Potato lentil Dal

Turmeric, the spice responsible for the yellow colour in curry powder, is a powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant aphoto of turmericnd has been used for thousands of years in the Ayurvedic tradition. A richly coloured yellow powder commonly found in grocery stores, it is made from grinding a dried root similar in look to ginger. It is really easy to incorporate it into your everyday cooking – in soups, stews, spaghetti sauce and even baking as it is not spicy at all, but has a wonderful rich flavour.



Sweet Potato Dal

This is a very versatile and easy recipe. It makes a hot dip to go with naan bread, a cold sandwich spread, and an “instant” lentil soup when mixed 2 to 1 with chicken stock.

2 T. olive oil
1 small onion or 1/2 a large one, diced
1 c. dried red lentils
1 1/2 t. turmeric powder
1/2 large sweet potato, peeled and chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
2 c. boiling water
1 bouillon cube
1 bay leaf
(if you want sp
icy, add 1/4 t. cayenne pepper with turmeric)

dal ingredients in the pot


fry onion in olive oil until getting lightly browned
Add rest of ingredients, lower heat to low and simmer for about 30 minutes or until everything is soft.

Remove bay leaf, whip lightly with a fork

amazing sweet potato lentil dal, served with naan

Serve with naan breads or crackers



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