Recipe: Spicy Dhal stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Dhal stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Here’s a speedy weeknight supper making the most of some of the great supermarket indian takeaway dishes around at the moment – spicy dhal stuffed sweet potatoes. 

Dhal Stuffed Sweet Potatoes - ingredients

Vegan (check ingredients of shop-bought dhal)

Recipe: Spicy Dhal-stuffed Sweet Potatoes
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 2
  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • 1 packet ready-made lentil dhal (I used Waitrose's Tarka Dal, and also love M&S Black Dhal)
  • Handful fresh spinach, finely chopped
  • 1 red chilli, seeds removed and finely chopped
  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C / 390°F / gas mark 6.  Rub or spray the sweet potatoes with a small amount of oil and sprinkle with salt.  Bake for 45 minutes or until soft throughout, then leave aside until cool enough to handle.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the dhal according to packet instructions.  Empty into a large bowl.  Slit the tops of the sweet potatoes and scoop out the flesh into the bowl with the dhal, being careful not to split the skins any further.
  3. Add the chopped spinach and chilli to the dhal and potato mixture, and mash everything together well with a fork.  Taste and season if required.
  4. Return the potato & dhal mixture into the empty potato skins, and then return them to the oven for 10 minutes until piping hot throughout and slightly crisp on top.
  5. A sprinkle of chopped coriander and squeeze of lime juice add an extra zing, if you have them to hand!