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Lentil and Sweet Potato Soup
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Lentil and Sweet Potato Soup: Vegan & Gluten-free Instant Pot Recipe

Lentils and sweet potatoes make a creamy,comforting soup with blended savory & sweet flavors. Nutritionallydense sweet potatoes and protein-rich red lentils are simmered together with aromaticsginger, onion, and warming spices to make this delicious and hearty soup.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Global, Indian
Diet: Hindu, Vegetarian
Keyword: Lentil and Sweet Potato Soup, Sweet Potato Curry Soup, Sweet Potato Soup
Servings: 5
Calories: 273kcal




  • 15 g Ginger Root Adrak: 1 inch knob, finely chopped or grated
  • 5 g Serrano Pepper Hari Mirch: 1-2 in number, finely chopped
  • 150 g Onions Pyaz: 1 cup/ 150 grams/ 1 medium size, finely chopped
  • 400 g Sweet Potato Shakarkandi: 2 cups/ 400 grams/ 2 medium size, peeled and cubed
  • 2 tbsp Lime juice Nimbu ka ras: 2 Tablespoons, juice of one lime
  • 2 tbsp Cilantro Hara Dhaniya: 2 Tablespoon, handful, finely chopped

Oil and Spices:

Garnish (Optional)

  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp Sun flower Seeds Roasted
  • 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 15 g Kale Chips Handful: 15 grams


  • Wash the lentils for 3-4 extracts of water and put aside until ready to use.
    lentils being washed
  • Start the instant pot on SAUTE normal heat mode and add oil in it. Add cumin seeds, ginger, green chili and cashews to hot oil. Sauté for few seconds.
    Adding cumin seeds, ginger, green chili and cashews to hot oil.
  • Next, add diced onion and sauté until translucent.
    Oinion being sauted untill translucent
  • After that add cubed sweet potato and stir well.
    Adding cubed sweet potato
  • Add rinsed and drained lentils as well.
    After adding drained and rinsed lentils
  • Add salt, turmeric powder, cayenne pepper and coriander powder. Mix them.
    Spices being added to sweet potato and lentils in IP
  • Add 4 cups water or broth and give it a good stir.
    Adding water and mixing
  • Close the instant pot lid with vent in sealing position. Press MANUAL or PRESSURE COOK mode for two minutes with NPR (natural pressure release)
    IP set to pressure cook for 2 minutes with NPR
  • When float valves pop down, open the lid, and blend.
    IP contents after pressure cooking
  • If it is too thick after blending, add some water to adjust the consistency and bring it again to boil using sauté normal heat mode.
  • Add some black pepper, garam masala and lemon juice.
  • Finally, top it with handful of chopped cilantros.
    Topping it with handful of chopped cilantros.
  • Red lentil sweet potato soup is ready to be served.
    Lentil and Sweet Potato Soup



For extra flavor, drizzle it with some EVOO, cayenne pepper and toasted seeds.


Calories: 273kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 526mg | Potassium: 620mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 11923IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 3mg