Friday, September 5, 2008

Sweet Potato and Lentil Curry

I've made this recipe so many times that I now have it memorized. It's full of carbs, which is great for me because I'm doing my 20-miler TOMORROW!!!


2 tbsp. butter
1 large onion, diced
1 tbsp. curry powder
2 tbsp. all purpose flour
1 can vegetable broth
3/4 cup (6 oz.) dried lentils, sorted and rinsed
1/2 cup apple juice
1/4 -1/2 cup water, depending how soupy you want it
3 cups peeled and diced sweet potatoes (1 inch dice)
1 cup frozen green beans
1/2 tsp salt
fat free sour cream

Melt butter over medium-high heat in large saucepan. Add onion and cook about 5 minutes. Add curry powder and stir for 1 minute. Add flour and stir 1 minute. Gradually add vegetable broth, stirring continuously. Bring to a boil and stir until slightly thickened. Stir in lentils, reduce heat to medium-low, and cover. Cook lentils for 15-20 minutes, stirring a couple times, until much of the liquid is absorbed. Stir in apple juice, water, sweet potatoes, green beans, and salt. Bring to a boil, the cover and simmer 25-30 minutes, until sweet potatoes are tender. Divide into 4 portions. Put a 2-tbsp. dollop of sour cream on each portion.

I know this is roughly 325 calories per serving. You're getting lots of carbs from the sweet potatoes, and protein from the lentils. Fiber abounds! Leftovers are great the next day.


Anonymous said...

oh wow, thanks for posting the recipe, morgan! that sound fantastic. yummmmm...

rb in la

Kristin said...

This sounds really good; I love sweet potatoes and I love curry, and the lentils aren't so bad either! Good luck with your long run!

Linden said...

Thanks for posting this! I can't wait to try it!

desertrunnergirl said...

Best of luck on your 20-miler!! Enjoy it and think about how few people can do what you are doing. Can't wait to hear about it!