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Sweet Potato and Lentil Curry with Boiled Rice

Preparation: 15 mins

Cooking: 20 mins

Serves 4, costs under £3.00


  • 1 Medium Sized (150g) Onion
  • 3 Medium Sized (600g) Sweet Potatoes
  • 1 Can (400g) Pineapple Chunks In Juice
  • 2 Tablespoons (20ml) Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Medium Heat Tablespoons (30g) Curry Paste
  • ½ Cups (100g) Red Lentils
  • 2 Dried Teaspoons (5g) Coriander
  • 2 Cups (250ml) Water
  • 2 Cups (300g) Easy Cook Rice

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  1. Peel the sweet potatoes and cut them into bite size cubes. Then slice the onion.
  2. Heat oil on hob in a pan, fry the onion until golden. Stir in the curry paste and sweet potato.
  3. Add the pineapple and juice
  4. Rinse the lentils and add to pan with water and the coriander.
  5. Bring to boil and then simmer on a low heat for 20 minutes until the sweet potato is cooked through and the sauce thickens.
  6. Cook the rice as per the instructions on the packet and serve with curry.

Nutritional Information

Per 100g
Per 520g serving

Energy Kcals
Energy Kj
2.7 g
14 g
Total Fat
2 g
10.4 g
Saturated Fat
0.3 g
1.6 g
23.5 g
122.2 g
Total Sugars
4.3 g
122.2 g
NSP Fibre
1.1 g
5.7 g
31 mg
161 mg
0.1 g
0.5 g

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