Recipe: Yam and Lentil Curry

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1 large onion chopped
2 cloves of garlic
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp of minced fresh ginger
2 large yams cut into 1×2 inch chunks.
1 can coconut milk

2 tbsp of a curry mix powder – muchi or madaras or any other flavor you like that contains turmeric
1 tbsp of ground fresh turmeric and 1 tbsp of turmeric powder. (I use more turmeric and add a little maple syrup to take away its bitterness.)
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp of cardamom
1 tsp ground coriander
6 cups of vegetable or chicken stock
ground pepper to taste and salt to taste

1 can of stewed chopped tomatoes. Or 2-3 large chopped fresh tomatoes.
juice of 1/2 lemon
1 cup lentils
1 cup split green peas
1 hot pepper to taste


1. Saute the onion and garlic in oil until soft, then add ginger. Add coconut milk and all the spices. Adjust the seasoning to your liking.
2. Add the hot pepper (optional).
3. Add the stock.
4. Add lentils and split peas.
5. Add tomatoes and lemon juice and cook till the vegetables and lentils are soft.
6. To adjust the seasoning, add a tablespoon of maple syrup or a few Medjool dates. If you choose the dates, blend them with 1/4 cup of water to make a sweet syrup.
7. You may need to add more stock or water if soup is too thick.

Serving tips: Serve with grilled chicken and a dollop of yogurt. If you have leftovers, serve them over quinoa for a delicious vegetarian meal.

Heather Tick M.D.

Heather Tick M.D.

Using both the data of modern science and the time-proven traditions of complementary medicine, Dr. Heather Tick M.D. has helped tens of thousands of patients reach their peak levels of health. For over twenty years Dr. Tick has dedicated herself to researching evidence-based holistic treatments for pain and inflammation. A multiple-book author, including the highly acclaimed Holistic Pain Relief - An In-Depth Guide to Managing Chronic Pain, Dr. Tick empowers her patients to live free of pain and full of life. She is the first holder of the prestigious Gunn-Loke Endowed Professorship of Integrative Pain Medicine at the University of Washington and a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Washington in the departments of Family Medicine and Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine.