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Easy Vegan Creamy Lentil & Sweet Potato Curry

Easy Vegan Creamy Lentil & Sweet Potato Curry


This creamy Easy Vegan Creamy Lentil & Sweet Potato Curry is a comforting indulging curry made vegan and ultra comforting.

I love, love curries. I love the combination of sweet potatoes and lentils. They work so well together. I have salads on my blog where sweet potatoes and lentils are featured. So yum.

Another thing about sweet potatoes, they work SO WELL with coconut milk! This curry recipe is made using full fat coconut milk. All my favourite things in 1 place.


Did I say that this curry is loaded with veggies too? Typically, when you think of curry, you think of unhealthy occasional meal, but not this one! This one is just as comforting, but packed with goodness!

Plant-based protein and complex carbs from both the sweet potatoes and lentil. Mild spices and creamy sauce, just pure perfection.

Do let me know how you found this Easy Vegan Creamy Lentil & Sweet Potato Curry if you do try it though! And if there was anything you tried or something that worked better…Do drop me a comment below, or you can find me/message me directly on Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, or Facebook! I love seeing what my lovely readers think of my recipes!

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More Vegan Recipes:

1. Oil-Free Vegan Pea & Potato Curry
2. Oil-Free Red Lentil Eggplant Curry
3. 25-Minute Vegan Okra Curry
4. Lentil Vegan Chili

Easy Vegan Creamy Lentil & Sweet Potato Curry

Easy Vegan Creamy Lentil & Sweet Potato Curry

This creamy Easy Vegan Creamy Lentil & Sweet Potato Curry features red curry paste, healthy coconut milk, and plenty of veggies. It’s all made in just one pot, gluten-free, and perfect as a quick weeknight dinner!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4
Calories 389 kcal


  • ½ cup 90g red lentils rinsed, and drained
  • 3¼ cups/750ml of water, divided
  • 1 teaspoon avocado oil
  • 1 meduim onion chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 1 /2 inch/1cm knob fresh ginger, peeled and minced or grated
  • 3 tbsp 3 tablespoons red curry paste
  • 2 cups/266g cubed sweet potatoes
  • 1-2 cup/90g Mix of veggies such as peppers, or zucchini, broccoli or a mix
  • 13.5oz/1 can full-fat coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 zest of lime
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lime or lemon juice
  • 1/4 bunch coriander/cilantro


  • Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, and a pinch salt and cook until the onion is translucent about 4 minutes. Add the ginger and red curry paste and stir to combine.
  • Cook the mixture for 1 to 2 minutes, until the paste is fragrant. Add the veggies, sweet potato, and lentils and mix well. (If using broccoli, you can add it in later so it doesn't overcook)
  • Add the coconut milk, the remaining ¾ cup (180ml) water, salt, sugar, cayenne, lime zest, and lime juice and stir to combine. Cover and cook for 15 mins or until sweet potatoes are cooked.
  • Bring the mixture to a rolling boil. Taste and adjust the seasonings. Reduce the heat to low heat.
  • Cover the saucepan and simmer for a few minutes, until the vegetables are cooked through and the flavors meld. Garnish with the coriander/cilantro and lime wedges.


Split Red Lentils will take 13-14 mins to cook, whole red lentils will take 19-20 mins and brown lentils will take 30 mins to cook.
Add some smooth peanut butter and curry powder for a rich and creamy Massaman-style soup.
Not a fan of lentils? Add 10 ounces (284g) cubed firm or extra-firm tofu, or cooked chickpeas instead of cooked lentils for a boost of plant-based protein.
In fall, you could use squash or pumpkin instead of sweet potatoes.
Feel free to stir in some frozen peas or some fresh spinach right in the end for some more color.


Serving: 1servingCalories: 389kcal
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  • Reply
    8 November 2021 at 0h35

    5 stars
    Mine was lighter in color and very liquid but sooooo good! Definitely a keeper!

    • Reply
      8 November 2021 at 12h07

      So pleased you liked the recipe!

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