Indian Sweet Potato and Lentil Soup

Indian Sweet Potato and Lentil Soup

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"Lentils, sweet potatoes, onions, and spinach are a few simple vegan ingredients are cooked with aromatic and flavorful Indian spices to quickly create an utterly delicious and hearty meal. Thanks to our family friend Wendy for this keeper!"


50 m servings 361 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 361 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 4.9 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 63.7g
  • 21%
  • Protein:
  • 16.9 g
  • 34%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 554 mg
  • 22%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat olive oil in a pot over medium heat. Cook and stir onion and garlic in the hot oil until fragrant, 2 to 4 minutes. Cook and stir red pepper flakes, turmeric, and garam masala into onion mixture until coated, about 2 more minutes.
  2. Stir lentils and broth into onion mixture; bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover, and cook until lentils are softened but firm to the bite, about 15 minutes.
  3. Stir sweet potatoes into lentil mixture; bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer until sweet potatoes are tender and lentils are fully cooked, about 10 more minutes. Add spinach; cook until wilted, 3 to 5 minutes. Season with salt.
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  1. 22 Ratings


Nice recipe! The only addition I made was a small can of tomato paste for color and some extra flavor. I also let it simmer for about 20 minutes longer than instructed so it condensed down to a ...

This recipe is okay, but it is most definitely missing something...the flavors do not taste balanced to me. There seems to be too much garam masala, it definitely needs salt, and even then it is...

Very interesting combination of ingredients that nicely compliment each other. The timings and the measurements are just about right, and if you want a crispier dish you can shorten the times e...

I read a lot of the reviews beforehand and like one other cook, I felt it was missing something so I modified it mid way thru cook time. It was VERY good with these additions: Scaled to 10 serv...

This is a yummy Indian inspired dish. It's great for us here in Tanzania because all the ingredients are readily available (including the red pepper flakes I carried over from the US!). Love th...

Great recipe, the only thing I'll change when I make it again is I would shorten the lentil cooking time, because red lentils are so small they don't need 15 minutes on top of the 15 for the oth...

Wonderfully delicious! As a vegan, this hit the spot! On a side note, this soup needs more liquid to be considered a "soup". I added a 12 oz can of light coconut milk, a diced and peeled granny...

2 out of 4 of us loved this! It has a nice sweet taste. My husband didn't think it was enough for dinner, just as a side.

This tasted great..and the house smells so good now... and I love the combination of spices. I made the following changes with some ideas from another recipe on this site: I used 3 sweet potatoe...