Sweet Potato Curry Recipe with Chicken
Curry recipes are growing on my family. The sweet potato
curry embodies a highlight in this journey. Curry went from being a dish which
was rarely requested or made in our household to being one of our favorites. I
think this particular recipe played an important role in converting my family
into curry enthusiasts.
The recipe using sweet potato and chicken evolved from
a basic curry recipe which was tailored to adhere to what ingredients were in
season at that point in time. Once you know the basics of making a curry you
can add whatever takes your fancy. With a bit of prior experience it usually
always turns out to be good, if not an excellent and mouth watering curry.
Astonishingly this curry recipe turned out to be the best curry recipe yet. It
simply works like this with experience everything becomes better. Acquiring the
knowledge of what goes well together and getting the amount of spices and the
spices itself right is a development.
My only question after dinner was:
Can we cook this sweet potato curry tomorrow evening again?
I know over indulging bears the danger of getting fed up. Although
I would imagine getting fed up of this curry recipe would be quite unlikely.
There are so many flavors that come together in an exciting
way so I don’t worry too much about my taste buds getting bored.
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Sweet potato curry
For 3 to 4
- 400g sweet potatoes (kumara), sliced or cubes
- 200g green beans
- 200g carrots, slices or cubes
- 200g tomatoes, cubed
- 300g chicken breast cubes
- 3cm turmeric, finely diced
- 3 cm ginger, finely diced
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- ½ teaspoon chili flakes
- 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
- 2 teaspoon cumin, ground
- 1 teaspoon coriander, ground
- 2 onions, medium sized
- 5 cloves garlic
- ½ teaspoon Himalayan crystal salt
- ¼ teaspoon mild chili
- 400ml coconut cream
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- 1 teaspoon garam masala
- 1 cup fresh coriander, chopped
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Step by step method to cook the sweet potato curry recipe:
- First prepare the vegetables to set aside. Wash, scrape and slice
or cube the sweet potatoes and the carrots. Clean the green beans and cut off
both ends. Clean and cube the tomatoes.
- Peel the turmeric, ginger and the garlic and either squash
them or mash them in a mortar if you have one, but finely dicing does the job
as well. My Mum always dices them.
- Use a large pan that can fit all ingredients. Heat the
tablespoon of coconut oil on low to medium. (Not too hot otherwise the spices
will just burn and leave a burned taste in the curry.
- Meanwhile peel and dice the two onions.
- When a water drop sizzles in the pan, start adding the half
teaspoon of chilli flakes, the teaspoon of cumin seeds, the two teaspoons of
ground cumin and the teaspoon of ground coriander. Stir and fry them very
briefly, about 30 seconds.
- Now add the prepared ginger and turmeric. Stir and fry them
- Stay on the lower heat levels and stir in the two onions, the
garlic and ½ a teaspoon of Himalayan crystal salt. Let them cook with the lid
on and frequent stirring until they are translucent. This takes about 3 to 5
- It is now time to mix under the cubed tomatoes and a
tablespoon of tomato paste and ¼ teaspoon of mild chilli. Let the mix cook
until the tomatoes disintegrate. You can increase the heat a bit to medium
(this always depends on your stove how well it heats so keep an eye on it).
This takes about another 3 to five minutes.
- Mix the green beans under. When heated through after 3
minutes add the carrots and sweet potato slices.
- Shake the can of coconut cream and pour into the heated
through mix. Add the teaspoon of garam masala. Stir carefully.
- Once the sauce has had a chance to simmer for a while distribute
the chicken cubes. Make sure to cover the cubes in sauce so they are totally
submerged, this will give the flavours the opportunity to penetrate into the
chicken. Let it cook for 7 minutes then turn off the heat.
- Wash, dry and chop the fresh coriander. When turned off stir in the coriander. Let the curry sit for 5 minutes before surfing the
Serving suggestions: Basmati rice goes well with it.
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