Tangy Sweet Potato Curry

Anyone else craving all the steaming hot soups, stews, and curries this winter? I am. Although, I do severely miss the brightness and lightness of summer foods! I created a perfectly warming, comforting, but energetic curry that pairs wonderfully with your favorite grain + protein.

Sweet potato, the food that gives your insides a big hug and warms you up.
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Spicy heat, it keeps you alert and awakens your soul!

Here’s an easy, quick, go-to recipe for some citrusy, sweet, aromatic, savory, and spicy goodness for this crazy winter weather.

serves 4-6
Ingredients:

  • ½ white onion, sliced
  • 1 cubic inch of ginger, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 carrots, finely chopped
  • 1 large sweet potato, cubed (or 2 medium)
  • 1 teaspoon:
    • cumin
    • paprika
    • curry powder
    • turmeric
    • onion powder
    • coriander seed
    • black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne (or ¼ for a more mild curry) (or 3/4 for extra hot!)
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 canned coconut milk
  • 1 lime
  • 1 cup cilantro
  • 1 diced tomato

Mine is pictured with brown rice, tomato, cilantro, and lime.

Directions:

  1. Heat coconut oil in a large pot at medium heat. Add onion, garlic, carrot, and ginger.
  2. Once onions are soft, but not browned, add sweet potato and sautee for 5 min
  3. Add in all spices and mix in and sautee until aromatic
  4. Add broth. Reduce to simmer and let sit for 10-15. Check the largest potato’s consistency with a fork – it should be slightly less than fully cooked.
  5. Add coconut milk and continue simmer for 5 min
  6. Try the broth of the curry to taste – add any additional spice for preference.
  7. OPTIONAL – blend ½ of curry or lightly pulse the whole batch so that ½ of it still remains in chunks.
  8. Right before serving, add the juice of 1 lime.
  9. Serve with diced tomato, cilantro, brown rice (or another yummy grain) and some protein, like chickpeas or tofu. There’s a cheap & easy recipe to cook dry chickpeas here.

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