Sweet Potato and Coconut Curry

This warming, delicious curry is meat-free but none the worse for it. In fact, I’ve served this to my meat-eating friends, and they’ve hardly noticed that it doesn’t contain chicken or beef! I’ve found this recipe at the BBC Good Food Blog, you can find it here.

Of course, if you do like to eat meat, there is nothing to stop you from adding chicken to this recipe but, in all honesty, I love it the way it is. Meat is, after all, expensive and leaving it out of a recipe can help you to save money.

This recipe is high in healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals and all those herbs and species are super healthy too. After all, before modern medicine, herbs and species were used all the time to treat illnesses.

I love making this curry – your house will soon start to smell fantastic – and I’m sure you’ll love how it tastes too.

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 6 hours
Serves: 6 Persons

Ingredients 

  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 large onions, halved and sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 thumb-sized piece root ginger, peeled, grated
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne
  • 2 red chilies, deseeded and sliced
  • 2 red peppers, deseeded and sliced
  • 8 oz. red cabbage, shredded
  • 2 lbs. sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped into chunks
  • 12 oz. passata
  • 14 oz. coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter

Method 

Gently fry the onion in a little oil for around ten minutes, or until soft. Add the garlic and ginger, paprika, and the cayenne and cook for one more minute. Place the ingredients in your slow cooker.

Using the same frying pan, add another tablespoon of oil. Combine the chili, red pepper, and shredded cabbage and cook for five minutes.  Add to the slow cooker.

Using the remaining oil, fry the sweet potatoes until lightly browned. Add them to the slow cooker.

Add the passata and coconut milk and stir to thoroughly blend all the ingredients. Put the lid on and cook on Low for six hours or until the sweet potatoes are cooked through and tender.

Finally, stir the peanut butter, season well with salt and pepper, and serve with rice, couscous, or quinoa.

Note: If you don’t have a slow cooker you can convert this recipe for your oven, learn how in this article.

Nutrition per serving 

  • 434 calories
  • 6 grams protein
  • 47 grams carbohydrates
  • 10 grams fiber
  • 22 grams fat

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If you haven't tried sweet potato in a coconut curry you will love it. Give it a try.

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2 Comments

    • Hi Debbie. Thanks for your comment. Passata is not tomato sauce or tomato paste. Passata is more like plain canned tomatoes but not so thick. If you can’t find it on the supermarket, you can buy a plain canned tomatoes and run them through a sieve or a food mill. Have a great day.

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