Dahl with Sweet Potato Spirals

  • Preparation 15 MIN
    Cooking 22 MIN
  • Servings 4






  1. With the rack in the middle position, preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C).
  2. In a pot over medium-high heat, brown the onion in the butter. Add the garlic, ginger and spices. Cook for 1 minute while stirring. Add the water, lentils and sugar. Season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Simmer gently, stirring often, until the lentils are tender but still intact, about 14 minutes. Add more water as needed. Adjust the seasoning.


  1. Meanwhile, on a non-stick or parchment paper-lined baking sheet, combine the sweet potatoes, oil and cumin. Season with salt and pepper. Bake for 15 minutes or until tender and lightly golden, stirring halfway through.
  2. Serve the dahl in bowls. Garnish with the sweet potatoes, cilantro and yogurt. Serve with the naan and lime wedges.


Use the finest side of a box grater to grate and effectively purée the garlic and ginger.

Pre-cut sweet potato spirals are available in the salad section of most grocery stores (along with other pre-cut vegetables, such as squash, zucchini and beets). You can replace them with julienned sweet potatoes.

Healthy Pick

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