Garam Masala Lentils and Sweet Potatoes

January 26, 2012


There was a reason I didn’t post any recipes this week – and it’s already Thursday. Part of the reason was because I have lost my camera cord. Again. And the other part of the reason and that I was busy with this girl.


And cooking. And teaching classes. And everything else.

I did find time this week to make this delicious lentil dish. In fact, I just finished off the last of the leftovers today for lunch on a salad. It was 1,000 times better than it looks.


I saved the recipe from Natalie’s blog a few weeks ago and only changed a few things based on what I had on hand.

Garam Masala Lentils and Potatoes

orginally from Family Circle October 2011 then The Sweets Life.

-l lb brown lentils, rinsed and picked over
-1 1/2 lbs sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch pieces
-2 onions, peeled and chopped
-1 (14.5 oz) can no-salt-added diced tomatoes
– 2 tsp garam masala seasoning
– 1 tsp ground cumin
-1/2 tsp black pepper
-1/2 cup cilantro leaves, chopped

1. In a large saucepan, combined 4 cups water, lentils, potatoes, onions, diced tomatoes, salt, garam masala, cumin, and pepper. 2. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, covered, for 35 minutes. Stir occasionally.
3. Stir in cilantro just before serving.


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5 Responses to “Garam Masala Lentils and Sweet Potatoes”

  1. Melissa @TryingtoHeal Says:

    Those look delicious! I keep meaning to pick up garam masala to cook with! I’m heading to whole foods this weekend, so hopefully I can find it!

  2. Heather Says:

    Gosh, Anna looks just like you in that picture!!!

  3. natalie (the sweets life) Says:

    so glad you enjoyed this! 🙂

  4. Kristi Rimkus Says:

    I love it when I have everything I need to make a dish! what a darling little girl!

  5. TheHealthyHostess Says:

    I love using garam masala. I feel like I didn’t start using it until recently and I have been missing out!!!

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