Sweet Potato Curry

Sweet Potato Curry

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Sweet Potato Curry

A rich sweet potato and chickpea curry.  An easy vegetarian curry, using our Goan masala and coconut milk but you can use any curry powder and use stock as a coconut milk substitute.
This easy curry will be medium heat, but add less of the spice mix if you would prefer it milder (see below).  This is one of our most reviewed recipes!   Freeze any leftovers for work lunches or midweek meals when you are short on time. 


Serves: 4

Prep time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Method: Hob
Heat scale: 🌶️🌶️


1 tablespoon oil
1 onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, crushed or chopped
4cm piece fresh ginger, grated
4 tsps Goan masala
400g tin chopped tomatoes (or use fresh tomatoes)
600g sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 3cm chunks
1 400g tin chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 400ml tin coconut milk
A handful of greens - spinach or green beans or whatever you have
Salt, to taste
Coriander, to garnish


  1. Cook the chopped sweet potatoes, in salted boiling water until tender, about 8 minutes.  Alternatively, you can roast them in the oven for around 20-25 minutes on 200 or even quicker in an air fryer.
  2. Whilst the sweet potato is cooking, heat the oil over a medium heat, add the chopped onions and cook gently for 5-10 minutes, until they are soft and translucent and starting to brown.
  3. Add the ginger and garlic and cook for a couple of minutes
  4. Add a splash of water to the pan, then add the spice mix. Cook gently for about a minute then add the tomatoes.
  5. Cook gently until the tomatoes are reduced to a thick, dark paste
  6. Add the chickpeas and stir gently until warmed through.  
  7. Add the coconut milk and bring to a gentle simmer. 
  8. Now add your greens and cook for 3 or 4 minutes.  
  9. Then finally add the cooked sweet potatoes and gently stir to combine.
  10. Season with salt and garnish with coriander

Recipe Notes:  use frozen onions, ginger and garlic if you are short on time

This could also be cooked in a slow cooker.  See our top tips for slow cooker curry recipes.
Or try some of our other vegetarian curry recipes:
Tandoori Masala Mushroom, Pea and Spinach Curry
We have many other Vegan and Vegetarian Curry Recipes listed in our blog using a whole range of different vegetables and pulses.
Try some of other Goan recipes: Goan Fish CurryGoan Pork Curry, or Goan Beef Curry.
Our blog Easy Curry Recipes rounds up our favorites!

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