Sweet Curried Lentils with Red Peppers and Sweet Potato

by foodsmarty


2 c dried lentils

1/4 onion

1/2 daikon radish, diced

1 tsp salt

1 sage leaf

1 red pepper

3 sweet potatoes

Spice Mixture:

1 t parsley seed

1 T tumeric

1 T cumin powder

2 T coriander

1 1/2 t allspice

3/4 t mace

1/4 t nutmeg

1 1/2 t peppercorns

1 t coriander seeds

1 1/2 t chili powder (mild)

1/4 t paprika

Soak Lentils overnight in water, drain water, add more water (double to volume of lentils) and turn to high heat in your crock pot for 5-8 hours along with onion, 1/3 of red pepper and 1/3 of spice mixture.

Turn to low heat and add daikon radish, salt and 1 sage leaf. Turn to low heat, add more water if needed and cook for 8-10 more hours in your crock pot. Sweet potatoes can be added anytime in the low heat cooking process depending on your schedule. I prefer to add in the sweet potatoes 1-3 hours before eating in order to preserve nutrient value. If you want the potatoes to dissolve into the curry, then add them in at the beginning of the low heat process.

Timing is very flexible in this recipe. You may adjust the times with complete forgiveness in the outcome of this dish according to your schedule. You can even off this dish starting five hours into the cooking process. Just expect the lentils to get better and better.

 1/2 hour to one hour before serving add in red pepper. Fry the remaining 2/3 spice mixture  in 2-3 T coconut oil. 10 minutes to one hour before serving add in the spice mixture.