Yellow Dhal - Sweet Potato Soup

Yellow Dhal - Sweet Potato Soup


"This is a hearty soup of yellow lentils and sweet potatoes. Adjust the seasoning as you like with the jalapeno, and garnish with your choice of cilantro or green onions."


1 h 20 m servings 212 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 212 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 5.1 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 31.7g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 11.7 g
  • 23%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 404 mg
  • 16%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Rinse lentils under running water; drain. Place lentils, 2 1/2 cups water, and turmeric in a medium pot, and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and cook until lentils are tender, about 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, place cubed sweet potato in a steamer over 1 inch of boiling water. Cover and cook until tender but still firm, about 15 minutes (time may vary depending on size of potato pieces). Once tender, mash sweet potato and lentils together; set aside.
  3. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat, and cook the onion until lightly browned. Stir in tomato, jalapenos, salt, and pepper, and continue cooking another 3 to 5 minutes. Place lentils, vegetables, and potatoes in a stockpot over medium heat. Stir in water as needed to attain desired consistency. Serve warm with cilantro or green onions.
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  1. 34 Ratings


Though this takes several steps, the results are well worth it. We actually completed the recipe in less than an hour, and used a hand-blender instead of mashing the sweet potatoes & lentils. ...

The taste is great! I used yellow split peas for lack of yellow lentils, and that may be why I needed extra liquid in this! I'll be making this again!

I used a can of diced tomatoes with jalepeno peppers since I didn't have either ingredient and this worked out well. I also sauteed some garlic and ginger with the onions and added extra black ...

This one's definitely a keeper! I microwaved the sweet potato to save time and dishes and then just squeezed it out of its skin into the pot with the lentils before mashing. At the end I used ...

Use a full bag of lentils. Cooked them a long time with Vegetable broth stock and 3 1/4 Tsp of Tumeric. Used three fresh chopped and seeded tomatoes and diced carrots. Followed the recommendati...

YUM! I have a big bowl of this right now and am really enjoying it. A few changes I made: 1) I used 2 sweet potatoes and microwaved them to save time and dishes. 2) I sauteed a ton of garlic in ...

I thought this was very good, especially with some fresh cilantro. Next time, I will add more turmeric and another jalapeno.

I make this all the time. I use less water so it is like a mash not a soup, and I serve it with rice. I often make double batches and freese it.

I doubled the recipe, added more turmeric, used fewer jalapeno peppers because I was afraid they'd add too much heat. Turned out really bland. I tossed in a bunch of garlic in oil from a jar an...