Sweet Potato Curry with Cauliflower Rice

Sweet Potato Curry with Cauliflower Rice

When it comes to curries, I am very boring! I say this because my curries are usually lentil curries or dahl’s.  I decided to step out of my ‘comfort zone’ and make something slightly different aka a sweet potato curry.

The sweet potato curry actually turned out fabulous, and it got so much attention on my Instagram page when I posted it. The curry was very easy to make and extremely filling. I initially wanted to have it with rice, but opted for cauliflower rice because I thought it would be lighter.

That wasn’t a great idea because I was extremely stuffed – possibly excess fibre? In future, I will have it on its own, or possibly a smaller portion with rice or a chapati.

A lot of you asked for the recipe for this curry so here it is! If you do try it, please come back and let me know how yummy (or not) it was.


Sweet Potato Curry with Cauliflower Rice

  • Author: somiigbene
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 1 1x


  • 1 large Sweet potato, chopped
  • 2 shallots, finely diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely diced
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • ½ teaspoon ginger powder
  • 2 red chilli’s
  • ½ teaspoon curry powder
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric
  • ¼ teaspoon dried coriander
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 50ml coconut milk
  • 1 vegetable stock cube
  • Salt (optional)
  • Chopped coriander


  1. Peel the sweet potato and boil them in water until tender, then set aside. Keep some of the cooking water (if you have any left over)
  2. Add a small amount of hot water (not boiling) to saucepan over medium heat, then add the onions and garlic. Let them cook for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Add the tomato paste, stock cube and all of the spices.
  4. Add ∼200ml  of the sweet potato cooking water or regular water (∼200ml) and let it all cook for about 15-20 mins or until majority of the water has evaporated. Make sure you stir it intermittently.
  5. Add the sweet potato back into the pot, stir it thoroughly and add the coconut milk. Turn the heat down to a simmer, and let it all cook for about 2 mins.
  6. Take the pan off the heat, sprinkle some chopped coriander and then serve with your choice of grain or bread.

  • Category: Lunch/Dinner




  1. Stephanie
    3rd May 2017 / 3:08 PM

    Dear Somi,

    New vegan, for a few years now (well I do sometimes crack on dairy or an egg, and can not explain why it happens). My question is : i always thougt that grains and potatoes shall never be mixed in the same meal, same for bananas and potatoes or rice?

    yes, no, why?

    • 4th May 2017 / 1:11 PM

      Hi Stephanie

      Thank you for your comment 🙂

      I’ve never actually heard that grains and potatoes shouldn’t be mixed in the same meal. Funny thing is that I don’t actually eat potatoes and rice together anyway. The meal will be far too heavy. In this particular meal, it is cauliflower and sweet potato. The cauliflower has just been blitzed in a blender to make it look like rice/cous cous.

      Also I have no idea why you can’t eat bananas and potatoes/rice in the same meal. It is not something I’d do naturally, but I can’t see what the problem could possibly be.

      Sorry I can’t be of much more help. I will look into it and I find any answers, Ill get back to you 🙂

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