The delicious flavours of spices and coconut come together in this Speed packed Aubergine, Courgette, Sweet Potato and Lentil Curry that will have you want to go back for more.
It's probably not a surprise that I love a good curry. I mean have you actually seen how many different curry recipes are right here on my blog?
One thing I really love about curries is that you often do not need to add any meat, just throw in heaps of different vegetables and you have a delicious filling meal.
You can easily make a curry budget friendly by bulking out with some red lentils, which are super cheap. It's always handy to have a big bag of lentils in your cupboard. They are high in protein and a great source of fibre too. Plus they are going to keep you well satiated if you included them in a meal.
Occasionally when I make a curry it starts off as one of my usual curry recipes, but then becomes something totally different. I am a sucker for throwing in any ingredients I have on hand and using up any veg that's lurking in the fridge. I hate waste, so if I spot something that needs using up, you can bet it will get thrown in the pot.
This Aubergine, Courgette, Sweet Potato and Lentil Curry can also be cooked in a Instant Pot.
Wondering what an Instant Pot is? (check it out on amazon). It’s a 7in1 cooker, and it slow cooks, pressure cooks, saute’s, has settings for soup, chilli, rice, porridge and even makes yoghurt (I haven’t tried that yet). Things that would normally take hours can be cooked in minutes. So its great for batch cooking days, when you want to get some tubs of prepared meal frozen.
I like to cook a big pot of curry at least once a week, as it can be handy for quick meals to heat up when busy or for freezing in little one portion tubs for another day.
This curry was using up the aubergine (eggplant) and courgette (zucchini) I had in the fridge. I also added in some sweet potato, as I love that sweet and spicy flavour and well as I had decided on some light coconut milk for creaminess, it just had to have some lemongrass and Thai red chillies for heat.
Want to make this Aubergine, Courgette, Sweet Potato and Lentil Curry SP friendly? swap out the sweet potato for some butternut squash, which will still add the sweetness like you get from the sweet potato, but is a speed food. Then you can serve with some of this Roasted Cauliflower Rice which is delicious.
If you are not doing an SP day and fancy something a little bit more than just regular plain rice, why not try this yummy Sweetcorn Pilau Rice or maybe this Zucchini Pilau Rice for even more speed foods and if you miss having some naan bread these Sweet Potato flatbreads are perfect for scooping up all that yummy sauce.
Usually I will serve a curry with some mint yoghurt, but as this Aubergine, Courgette, Sweet Potato and Lentil Curry has light coconut milk add, it really doesn't need it. It is perfect just as it is and of course dairy and gluten free.
Looking for some other meat free delicious curry recipes? Check out these:
- 4 Ingredient Quick Lentil Curry
- Malaysian Butternut Squash Curry
- Coconut Green Lentil Curry
- Lentil, Wheat Berry and Vegetable Curry
- Low Syn Lentil Curry
- Roasted Butternut Squash and Lentil Curry
- Red Lentil Dhal
- Chana Masala
or check out my FULL RECIPE INDEX for over 500+ delicious Slimming World recipes
Make up a big pot of this today, you will love having this on hand to dig in and enjoy!!