Indian Sweet Potato and Lentil Soup

Indian Sweet Potato and Lentil Soup

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion, minced
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 pinches red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garam masala
  • 1 cup lentils
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 4 cups chopped fresh spinach
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Heat olive oil in a pot over medium heat. Cook and stir onion and garlic in the hot oil until fragrant, 2 to 4 minutes. Cook and stir red pepper flakes, turmeric, and garam masala into onion mixture until coated, about 2 more minutes.
  2. Stir lentils and broth into onion mixture; bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover, and cook until lentils are softened but firm to the bite, about 15 minutes.
  3. Stir sweet potatoes into lentil mixture; bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer until sweet potatoes are tender and lentils are fully cooked, about 10 more minutes. Add spinach; cook until wilted, 3 to 5 minutes. Season with salt.
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