Masala spiced lentil and sweet potato hash browns – BAM!

I am so glad today is Friday. I need this weekend to study and catch up on my life. It seems to be flying by lately… I added a furry new addition to our house on Wednesday and she is quite the time suck! But I am saving that for a future post ;)!

I had been craving sweet potatoes and hash browns and had a bag of lentils I really wanted to make something with, and thus

Masala Spiced Lentil and Sweet Potato Hash Browns


was born. And oh my god they are amazing. They are crispy but not grossly deep fried. They have an amazing masala spice flavor that is perfectly complimented with garlic and sweet coconut oil. You can have them for dinner with sauteed veggies or breakfast with eggs! Or lunch with turkey bacon? I don’t know. Thats what I did.

Recipe: Makes 10 hash browns

1 sweet potato (2 cups grated)

green lentils (1 cup lightly cooked)

masala spice

onion

carrot

2 whole eggs

2 tbsp whole wheat white flour

1 garlic clove, finely chopped

2 1/2 tbsp coconut oil

salt

Directions

1. Soak your lentils in warm water with a few drops of lemon for an hour. Drain.

2. Put about an inch and a half of water into a pan. Add a couple baby carrots, some chopped onion, and masala spice to flavor the water. Bring it to a boil. Add your lentils. You can use 1/2 cup or more if you want leftovers. Do not cook until they are super soft. Cook them until they are just under cooked to how you would like to eat them. Mine were just slightly chewy after about 5 minutes. You don’t want them to be too watery for the hash browns. Drain them well. Remove the onion and carrot pieces.

2. Grate your sweet potato using the larger hole setting on your standard grater. (The holes should be about the size of a standard pencil eraser rather than a small peppercorn.) Now you need to remove the moisture. Take a hand towel (that you can bleach later) and lay it flat on a table. Spread the grated potato evenly over the upper half (longways). Hot dog style, fold the other half over. Press hard to absorb moisture. Then roll it up and squeeze more. Then, scrape your potato shavings onto a large napkin.

3. In a large bowl, mix together the 2 cups of grated sweet potatoes, 1 cup of drained lentils, 2 whole eggs, 2 tbsp whole wheat white flour, and lots of masala spice.

4. Heat 1 tbsp of coconut oil in a large pan at medium heat. Add a portion of your chopped garlic. Once the garlic is light brown, turn the heat down a little andΒ add your potato mixture to the pan. I made 4 hash browns in the pan and did 2 rounds of 4 and 1 round of 2. Use a spatula to firmly press the hash browns down into little pancakes.

5. Once they are browned to your liking on one side, flip. Continuously press them down with a spatula, as this will help them stick together. Salt them.

6. Once they are browned on both sides, transfer the hash browns to a cooling rack. Enjoy!

Amazing. My entire house has been raving about them.

Benefits:

Garlic * packed with antioxidants that fight aging, cancer, and heart disease! Garlic can lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels and eliminate free radicals (which cause cellular damage). It is also used to treat asthma and yeast infections.

Sweet potato * high in fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, copper, and B6! The antioxidants in sweet potatoes work to eliminate free radicals (which damage the body) and are anti-inflammatory, so they can help alleviate symptoms of many conditions.

Coconut oil* coconut gets a bad rap because of its saturated fat content, but its fatty acids are mainly medium-chain triglycerides, not long-chain. The long-chain triglycerides are bad for our cholesterol levels, but coconut has been shown to improve cholesterol levels. Animal studies suggest that medium-chain triglycerides can increase metabolism.

Eggs * the yolk is where all the nutrients are! It contains tryptophan, selenium, iodine, B vitamins, and phosphorous, many of which are necessary for optimal metabolism. The egg white has 6 grams ofΒ complete protein!


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25 thoughts on “Masala spiced lentil and sweet potato hash browns – BAM!

  1. wow these are AMAZING!!!!! so awesome – you are so creative. i have a tradition of making hashbrowns for my dad when i am home, and he LOVES indian food so these would be an awesome twist. i love your recipes. your housemates are so lucky to have you cook for them!

  2. Holy Fazoli this looks good…..do you think I could use a baked sweet potato? Thats all I have….

  3. I need the time to recover/study too! And I can’t wait to hear about your new furry friend πŸ™‚ These patties/hash browns look so good. Thanks for sharing with me tonight. Enjoy your weekend…take time to rest, laugh and eat some great food!

  4. These are what I’ve always craved but never knew I wanted. if that makes sense. It doesn’t. But I think you know what I mean. Delicious!

    And I can’t wait to hear about this furry addition to your life. Puppy? Hamster? Kitty? Hmm. The possibilities are endless!

  5. Your whole house is probably REALLY happy you are their roommate. These sound (and of course look) super tasty! I like the easy ingredients and love anything in patty form. Yum.
    πŸ™‚
    I’m really happy it’s the weekend, too.

  6. i know ive said many times ‘i have to make this’ and i have 11 of your recipes saved on my computer but it makes me sad that i havent been fulfilling my promises- yet i am 99.9% certain that I WILL BE MAKING THESE THIS WEEK! and now i will just have to stick to my word and post about it for proof πŸ™‚

    oh and do you think i can use split peas instead of lentils?

    xoxo

  7. These look delish!! I made some lentil burgers today and they look surprisingly similar to your hash browns! I love anything with lentils..and sweet potato:)

  8. sweet potatoes and lentils are one my all-time favorite combos. yum! Hope you had a relaxing weekend. I’m excited to learn more about your furry addition. πŸ™‚

    1. They are amazing by themselves! I wouldnt dare use ketchup or anything… But if you make them and find a great sauce to pair with it, let me know! I just used sea salt to bring out more flavor πŸ™‚

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