We cheat with this one and use curry powder, because someone else has agonised over the perfect balance of flavours for you that way!
A bay leaf or two
A cinnamon stick
Red lentils, about half a packet
Sweet potato, one really big one or a few smaller ones
Coconut milk, one can (we usually use light coconut milk but it’s up to you)
Once it is cooked and has cooled a little, stir through a can of coconut milk and season with salt and pepper. If your curry has come out a little when you add the coconut milk it will be more like soup – you can eat it as soup or still go ahead and serve it over rice. Either way it’s delicious!