Curried Potatoes with Red Lentils

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Makes: 6 Servings
Total Cost: $4.94
Serving Cost: $0.82


1 tablespoon
canola oil
1 tablespoon
butter (or more oil)
1 unknown
small onion, chopped
2 cloves
garlic cloves, crushed (use 2-3 garlic cloves)
1 unknown
sweet potato, medium peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces (use a dark-fleshed potatoes)
2 unknown
potatoes, yellow, cut into 1/2-inch pieces (use thin-skinned potatoes, such as Yukon Gold)
1 tablespoon
ginger, fresh grated
1 tablespoon
curry paste (or curry powder)
1/2 cup
dried red lentils
2 cups
vegetable stock (or chicken stock)
1/2 cup
chopped fresh cilantro, divided (optional)
1 cup
coconut milk
2 teaspoons
lime juice
salt (to taste, optional)


1. In a large, heavy skillet, heat the oil and butter over medium-high heat. When the butter melts and foam subsides, sauté the onion for 3-4 minutes, until soft and starting to turn golden.
2. Add the garlic and potatoes and cook for another 3-4 minutes until the potatoes are starting to turn golden on the edges.
3. Add the ginger and curry paste and cook for another minute.
4. Add the lentils, cilantro (optional), vegetable stock, and coconut milk. Stir to combine well and reduce the heat to a simmer.
5. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender. Add a little water, stock, or coconut milk if it gets too thick.
6. Add the lime juice and season with salt (optional). Serve hot.



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