Sweet Potato (Kumara) and Lentil Pie Recipe

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Sweet Potato (Kumara) and Lentil Pie
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  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 tbsp water, cold
  • 1 cup red lentil
  • 1 sweet potato , medium size (kumara)
  • 1 onion , medium
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cumin


  1. Pastry:.
  2. Put flour and baking powder into a food processor fitted with metal chopping blade and pulse to combine.
  3. Add butter and process.
  4. Add water and process until dough just starts to ball.
  5. Remove from processor and lightly knead.
  6. Roll out the dough and use to line a 23cm flan dish.
  7. Chill while preparing the filling.
  8. Filling:.
  9. Put lentils and bay leaf into a saucepan.
  10. Pour in sufficient water to come 2.5cm above the lentils.
  11. Cook for about 20 minutes, or until soft and all the water has been absorbed.
  12. Remove bay leaf and set lentils aside.
  13. Peel and chop sweet potato (kumara) and cook in boiling salted water until tender. Drain and mash.
  14. Peel and finely chop the onion and saute in oil until the onion becomes clear. Remove from heat.
  15. Beat the eggs in a small bowl.
  16. Mix together the eggs, lentils and onion mixture. Add the soy sauce, tomato paste, cumin and salt.
  17. Spoon mixture into prepared flan dish. Smooth top surface over.
  18. Bake at 180 degrees C, for 45 minutes until golden and set. Sprinkle cheese over top after baking for 30 minutes.
  19. Serve hot or cold with salad.
  20. NB: You can use ready bought Short Crust Pastry.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 497.24 Kcal (2082 kJ)
Calories from fat 215.12 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23.9g 37%
Cholesterol 97.8mg 33%
Sodium 1340.51mg 56%
Potassium 662.34mg 14%
Total Carbs 52.84g 18%
Sugars 3.73g 15%
Dietary Fiber 13.98g 56%
Protein 19.04g 38%
Vitamin C 4.2mg 7%
Vitamin A 0.3mg 11%
Iron 5.1mg 28%
Calcium 282.8mg 28%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 285.96 Kcal (1197 kJ)
Calories from fat 123.71 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13.75g 37%
Cholesterol 56.24mg 33%
Sodium 770.92mg 56%
Potassium 380.91mg 14%
Total Carbs 30.39g 18%
Sugars 2.15g 15%
Dietary Fiber 8.04g 56%
Protein 10.95g 38%
Vitamin C 2.4mg 7%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 11%
Iron 2.9mg 28%
Calcium 162.6mg 28%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 11.1
  • 13

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • high fiber

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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