Some nights we all get together and make dinner as a family. After a particularly awful week (for me, baby has been great) family good night is precisely what I needed.
Tonight’s concoction was sweet potato curry. Little miss had great fun trying to peel a sweet potato with a spoon whilst daddy and I got on with the real peeling and chopping.
Since the new year I reverted back to vegetarian. There’s a list of reasons for taking a break but either way that’s life now. Of course Scott and I had the discussion of what baby ate and we decided upon a low meat diet (which he has also adopted) so long as she knows and is aware of what she is eating. So most of the week we all eat veggie. Our favourite being sweet potato curry.
It’s quick, it’s simple and super dang delicious! So I thought hey why not share our family favourite with you? So here goes.
Sweet potato curry.
You will need roughly:
- 1 white onion (we love the Italian ones)
- 2 cloves of garlic (we tend to use more but we love garlic)
- 1 tea spoon of cumin seeds
- .5 tea spoon of ground cumin
- 1 tea spoon of mustard seeds (we use black)
- 1.5 table spoons gram masala
- A pinch of extra hot chilli powder
- 100g of pre soaked red lentils (total guesstimate)
- 3 medium sweet potatoes cut into cubes
- 1 tin of chopped tomatoes
- Spinach (as much as you like)
- Coriander to taste
- 800ml of veg stock
(We use this stuff from boots as it’s low salt for baby though kallo extra low salt are also great.)
Basically chop onions and garlic fry them on low with a touch of oil. Add all dry ingredients and cook out. Add stock, potatoes and lentils and after five minutes add everything else and cook for about 20 minutes. That’s usually enough time to get baby sorted for dinner.
I probably should have taken a pretty picture as it was served with rice and onion bhajis (shop bought of course) but I was too hungry so just didn’t bother.
And that’s it. That’s the extent of it. It’s my hobby, my therapy and one of my favourite things to do as a family. Even if little miss insists she makes a mess and throws the contents of the kitchen on the floor!
Love and hugs,