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Sweet potato and coconut curry


A vegetarian curry that’s full of flavour and perfect to cook for a group of friends or family!

15 mins

55 mins

262 kcals

serves 6


Sweet potato and coconut curry

Servings: 6
A vegetarian curry that’s full of flavour and perfect to cook for a group of friends or family!
Syns: 2.5 per portion (depends on brand of coconut milk used)
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15 mins
55 mins


  • For the spice blend: 2 tsp garam masala 1 tsp turmeric, 1 tsp ground cumin, 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 onions finely chopped
  • 4 big cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 2 red chillies diced finely
  • 1 thumb-sized piece of ginger peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 red pepper deseeded and diced
  • 2 sweet potatoes approx. 500g, peeled and diced
  • 500 ml vegetable stock
  • 150 g red lentils
  • 1 can light coconut milk
  • 2 large handfuls washed spinach
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh coriander to serve
  • Low calorie cooking spray/spray oil


  • Make up the spice mix of garam masala, turmeric, ground cumin, ground coriander
  • Gently fry the onion for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally until it has softened
  • Add the ginger, garlic and chilli and stir fry for another minute on a medium heat
  • Add in the spices, stir, and fry gently for a minute.
  • Stir through the red pepper and the sweet potato
  • Add in the vegetable stock and the lentils and stir well
  • Add in the coconut milk, stir through and then allow to simmer gently for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally
  • 5 minutes before serving, stir through the spinach and lemon juice, and season with salt and pepper. Double check that the sweet potato chunks have cooked through
  • Garnish with chopped fresh coriander


This is a great curry to make in advance and reheat when you need it! A bit of mango chutney on the side is delicious!
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Kelly Linay
1 year ago

This is a really lovely curry. We had leftovers, so added chicken the following evening and that was delicious too!

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