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These Sweet Potato Lentils in the Instant Pot couldn’t be easier to throw together for dinner, but they’re chock full of unique flavor! THM E
- Sweet + spiced.
- Easily made vegetarian.
- Allergy friendly.
- Easy on the budget.
- A delicious THM E meal.
What could be better? 😉
I wouldn’t say that these Sweet Potato Lentils are overtly authentic Indian cuisine, but they were inspired by ingredients often found in Indian cooking.
The inspiration for this recipe
This Sweet Potato Lentils recipe was inspired by some of Ryan’s memories of when he was in college and living with a family who was into healthy eating. He told me tales of “sweet potato lentils with raisins” that piqued my interest. I made a version called “Sweet Potato Chana Dal Curry” – found on page 154 of Convenient Food – but this Sweet Potato Lentils recipe is a bit different.
- It uses regular lentils instead of chana dal. Lentils are easier to source and lower in carbs.
- It’s made in the Instant Pot instead of the slow cooker.
- Some of the spices are different as well. I think this version is a bit more balanced.
Where can I find lentils?
You can find lentils with the dried beans at Walmart or your local grocery store. I just used Great Value brand when testing this recipe.
What if I don’t have an Instant Pot?
I’m sure you could also make this recipe in the slow cooker. Just cook until everything is tender! If you try this I’d love to hear how it goes in the comments on this post!
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