Inspired by the participating nations, I took up the challenge of creating a recipe which is native to one of the nations taking part. Being a vegetarian and because of my love of Indian Vegetarian food, I decided to pick India as my chosen nation of choice.
When we think of India, our mind is of course immediately drawn to curry, and I couldn't think of a better dish to celebrate the Cricket World Cup here in the UK during a dark and dreary winter than a good old Indian Curry!
The good thing about a curry is that it is great for sharing and so I chose to make a Sweet Potato and Lentil Curry, which I feel would be perfect for a night in watching the Cricket - either on your own, with your partner or with friends.
This curry is quite versatile - you can use whatever vegetables you like as long as you include the sweet potatoes and red lentils. We really enjoyed eating this curry - even the kids loved it!
Do have a go of the recipe and let me know your thoughts!
Sweet Potato and Lentil Curry
100g red split lentils
700g sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 onion, finely chopped
1 red pepper, chopped
1 can chopped tomatoes
1 carrot finely chopped
100g Mange Tout
1 Jar Tikka Masala Curry Sauce
1 tbsp. oil
Rice and naan bread to serve.
- In a pan, fry the onion and pepper in some oil for around five minutes.
- Next, add the sweet potato and carrots and cook for a further five minutes.
- Add the red split lentils, chopped tomatoes and curry sauce. Simmer for 25-30 minutes or until the sweet potato and carrots are soft.
- Add the mange tout and cook for a further five minutes
- Add some fresh coriander and salt and pepper to season
- Serve immediately with Rice and Naan Bread.
Disclosure: This is a featured post. Betfair invited me to take part in the Cricket World Cup Recipe challenge.