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Curried Sweet Potato Lentil Soup in a Bowl with Spoon, Cilantro, and Lime Wedges, with Water Glass in the Background
Slow Cooker Curried Lentil Sweet Potato Soup
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
4 hrs
Total Time
4 hrs 10 mins
This curried lentil sweet potato soup is rich, flavorful, and requires about ten minutes of prep, followed by hours of gloriously fragrant simmering away in the slow cooker.
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American, Indian
Servings: 4
Calories: 498 kcal
Author: Alissa
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 tablespoons fresh grated ginger
  • 1 large sweet potato, about 1 pound, diced into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1 1/2 cups dried brown lentils
  • 6 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 tablespoons Asian chili paste (sambal oelek), or to taste
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoons garam masala
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice (about 1 lime)
  • 1 (14 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  1. Place the onion, garlic, ginger, sweet potato, lentils, broth, coconut milk, chili paste, cumin, and garam masala into a slow cooker. Stir a few times to mix everything well. Cover and cook 5-6 hours on low, or 3-4 hours on high, until lentils and sweet potatoes are tender.

  2. Stir in the lime juice and tomatoes. Allow to cook for about 10 minutes more, just to bring the temperature back up. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Ladle into bowls and top with cilantro. Serve.

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Curried Lentil Sweet Potato Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 498 Calories from Fat 141
% Daily Value*
Fat 15.7g24%
Sodium 1372mg57%
Potassium 1395mg40%
Carbohydrates 71.3g24%
Fiber 26.9g108%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 22.5g45%
Calcium 70mg7%
Iron 9.2mg51%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.