A healthy, vegan sweet potato and lentil stew that’s both filling and delicious. It’s got an amazingly creamy texture, and a slightly sweet flavor from coconut milk and a touch of cinnamon. Comfort and nutrition in every bowl!
Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add onion, carrot, and half of the diced sweet potatoes and saute until the onions begin to soften and turn translucent, about 4-5 minutes. (Note: the other half of the diced sweet potatoes will be reserved for later use.)
Add the garlic, ginger, curry powder, tumeric, and salt and saute for 2 minutes longer; stirring frequently.
Add the vegetable broth and lentils, and bring to a boil over high heat. Cover the pot, reduce heat to medium low, and simmer for 30-45 minutes or until lentils are tender.
While stew is simmering, make the coconut-sweet potato broth: Place a medium pot over high heat and fill with water, bring water to a boil and add in the rest of your diced sweet potatoes that you had set aside. Reduce heat to medium, cover, and continue to cook for about 8 minutes or until sweet potatoes are tender and nearly falling apart. This may take more time depending on how small you cut your sweet potatoes.
Once tender, drain water from sweet potatoes, and place them into a food processor. Add coconut milk and cinnamon and puree until it forms a somewhat smooth consistency. Next add the sweet potato coconut puree to the stew, and continue to cook to thicken broth a bit.