Sweet Potato and Spinach Curry

Yesterday I blogged about the good news that Sweet Potatoes are now being grown in the UK, consequently bringing down the cost of this healthy and 'low- in-calorie' vegetable. Asda supermarket will be the first store to stock British-grown sweet potatoes, this weekend, at only 85p a bag. With this in mind, why not buy some sweet potatoes and cook this tasty curry. Everyone loves a curry and this vegetarian version is an extremely tasty dish.

Ingredients: (serves 4)
500g sweet potato - peeled and cut into large chunks
3tbs vegetable oil
1 red onion - chopped
2 garlic cloves - crushed
1tsp turmeric
1 large red chilli - deseeded and chopped
400ml coconut milk
250g baby spinach - washed


  • Cook the sweet potatoes in a large saucepan of boiling water for 10 minutes, then drain and put to one side.
  • Heat the oil in a saucepan, add the onion, garlic and turmeric and fry over a gentle heat, stirring often, for 3 minutes. Stir in the chilli and fry for another 2 minutes.
  • Add the coconut milk, stir well, then simmer for 4 minutes until the coconut milk has thickened slightly. Stir in the sweet potatoes and a dash of salt, then cook the curry for 4 minutes.
  • Stir in the spinach, cover the pan and simmer gently for 3 minutes, or until the spinach has wilted and the curry has heated through. 

  • Serve with rice or a naan bread or chapattis.


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