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Sweet Potato Curry

September 14, 2018 (Last Updated: March 3, 2022) by Chris Collins

This Sweet Potato Curry is gorgeously creamy and packed full of flavour. Trust me, you won’t miss the meat!

Another vegetarian recipe, look at me go! It was only the other day I posted my Veggie Pasta Bake and now this. Rest assured meat is coming, but let’s celebrate #meatlessmonday even though it’s not Monday shall we πŸ™‚

Chickpea Sweet Potato Curry with chilli flakes to serve

I’d been meaning to explore the world of vegan curries for a while, just for the pure reason they really do intrigue me. I am rather narrow minded when it comes to curries and can’t imagine not having meat in one. *vegans across the world smack their heads in despair*

True though.

Well, that was until our good friend sweet potato came along. Oh sweet potato, how you can do no wrong ❤️

Yup, sweet potato curry is totally already a thing, but I thought I’d put my spin on it. After a few test runs I believe there’s one thing that really puts this potato curry above the rest.

Roasted Sweet Potato Curry

Most curries with potato either boil before hand and add in mid-way, or boil it in the liquid the curry is cooked in. I did try that, but for me it just tasted a little lacklustre. I also fried the potatoes before adding the liquid but again, slightly underwhelming.

By roasting them in cinnamon, cayenne pepper, salt and black pepper, you not only end up with unbelievably delicious sweet potatoes, but you also get a nice crispy texture too. Plonk them in a curry and bam, you’ve got sweet potatoes that are truly the hero ingredient of the curry, as they should be.

Roasted sweet potatoes ready for the oven

In general this curry really couldn’t be easier to make, which brings me on to my next tip for a delicious yet easy sweet potato curry.

Thai Red Curry Paste

Because who’s really got time to be faffing around making a curry base when all they want is a sweet potato curry in their face? Red curry paste couldn’t be more perfect for this kinda curry if it tried.

Let’s see how easy the whole thing is to make shall we?

How to make a sweet potato curry

  1. Fry your red curry paste in a little oil for a few mins, then add onion, garlic and ginger.
  2. Fry until they soften.
  3. Pour in coconut milk.
  4. Add vegetable stock, chickpeas and soy sauce. Simmer until thickened.
  5. Stir in baby spinach and coriander/cilantro.
  6. Add roasted sweet potatoes.

How to make Sweet Potato Curry - step by step

Simple right?

What you’re left with is a gorgeously creamy Thai style sweet potato curry. Ugh, I’m drooling all over again and I ate the whole damn thing to myself 😭

So back to my original point for all my meat eaters out there, will you miss the meat? No. Promise.

You’ve got so much heartiness from the sweet potato and chickpeas you really don’t need it. The curry as a whole is bursting with so much flavour and character it’s already a show stopper without it.

(If I do say so myself)

Come on, looks tasty right? 😏

So, to mix things up with your rotation dinners why not give this easy sweet potato curry a go? With roasted sweet potatoes, chickpeas and spinach you’ve got a deliciously hearty dinner ready and waiting πŸ™‚

Thai Sweet Potato Curry in the pan

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How to make Sweet Potato Curry (Full Recipe & Video)

Chickpea Sweet Potato Curry with chilli flakes to serve

Sweet Potato Curry

This Sweet Potato Curry is gorgeously creamy and packed full of flavour. Trust me, you won't miss the meat!!
5 from 3 votes
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Servings (click & slide): 4
Course: Dinner / Main Course
Cuisine: Thai / Vegan / Vegetarian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Calories per serving: 246kcal

Ingredients (check list):

  • 2 large Sweet Potatoes, peeled & diced into bite sized chunks
  • 2 heaped tbsp Thai Red Curry Paste
  • 1 can Coconut Milk (400ml/13.5oz)
  • 1 cup / 250ml Vegetable Stock
  • 1/2 can Chickpeas, drained
  • 2 big handfuls Baby Spinach
  • 1 handful Fresh Coriander/Cilantro, chopped
  • 1 medium White Onion, finely diced
  • 1 tsp Garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp Ginger, minced
  • 1 tsp Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • Salt & Black Pepper, to taste
  • Chilli Flakes, to taste
  • Olive Oil


  • Pop your sweet potato on a baking tray and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle over your cinnamon, cayenne pepper, salt and black pepper, then combine until fully coated. Place in the oven at 200c/390f for 25-30mins.
  • Meanwhile, heat up a drizzle of oil in a suitably sized pot/pan over low-medium heat. Add your curry paste and fry for a few minutes.
  • Add your onions, garlic and ginger and fry until they soften. Add your coconut milk and vegetable stock, bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer. Stir in your chickpeas and soy sauce.
  • Once thickened, stir in your spinach and coriander/cilantro and simmer until it wilts. Add in your roasted sweet potato, give it a gentle stir, then taste test for seasoning/spice.
  • Serve over rice with an extra sprinkle of coriander/cilantro!

Quick 1 min demo!


a) Thai Red Curry Paste -Β Make sure your oil is only on a low-medium before you add the curry paste, otherwise it's going to spit right back at you.

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Nutrition Facts
Sweet Potato Curry
Amount Per Serving
Calories 246 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12.01g18%
Saturated Fat 6.994g35%
Trans Fat 0.002g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.95g
Monounsaturated Fat 3.053g
Sodium 160mg7%
Potassium 657mg19%
Carbohydrates 31.97g11%
Fiber 6.8g27%
Sugar 10.28g11%
Protein 5.97g12%
Vitamin A 38850IU777%
Vitamin C 28.9mg35%
Calcium 90mg9%
Iron 2.7mg15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition is based on the absence of salt unless stated as a measurement in the ingredients. Cost is worked out based on ingredients bought from UK supermarkets, then divided by the number of servings. In both instances these values are just for guidance. Please check out my FAQ Page for more info.
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  • Reply
    Bernard Tyson
    April 30, 2021 at 7:47 pm

    I dont have any curry paste , can you suggest alternative using spices ?

    • Reply
      Chris Collins
      May 1, 2021 at 11:23 am

      My Halloumi Curry is a similar recipe that uses spices, just sub the halloumi with more sweet potato πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    December 5, 2018 at 7:04 pm

    Tried it last night….easy to make…great to have on a winter nite. Abosutely love this recipe. A keeper for sure

    • Reply
      December 6, 2018 at 10:41 am

      So glad you loved it! It’s the perfect winter warmer right!?

  • Reply
    September 14, 2018 at 4:46 pm

    Such a easy and flavorful recipe!! I love sweet potato and I am always looking for something new to try… Guess what this is going to be my family weekend dinner !

    • Reply
      September 15, 2018 at 7:51 pm

      That’s so great to hear! Enjoy!! πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    sheenam |
    September 14, 2018 at 4:43 pm

    Definitely saving this recipe!!! The colour looks so beautiful and I am sure it tasted amazing.

    • Reply
      September 15, 2018 at 7:51 pm

      Was certainly tasty! Thanks Sheenam πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    September 14, 2018 at 2:38 pm

    5 stars
    omg I am pinning this for sure!!!!!! Absolutely love this recipe! I am always drooling over your page, but Im not much of a meat eater, so here is a recipe I can and will def try to make. I will devour this sooo hard!

    • Reply
      September 15, 2018 at 7:50 pm

      That’s perfect Camila!! Hope you enjoy just as much as I did! πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Mindy Fewless
    September 14, 2018 at 2:29 pm

    5 stars
    This is such a warm and comforting dish!!

    • Reply
      September 15, 2018 at 7:49 pm

      You’re totally right! πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Annie @ Annie's Noms
    September 14, 2018 at 1:58 pm

    Oh yes, I neeeeeeed to make this!! I love sweet potato so much, but have never tried it in a curry. This is being printed, so I can make it ASAP for dinner!

    • Reply
      September 15, 2018 at 7:49 pm

      That’s awesome! Enjoy Annie!! πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Lisa | Garlic & Zest
    September 14, 2018 at 1:47 pm

    5 stars
    You don’t need any meat with a gorgeous curry like this one. Love that you’ve roasted the sweet potatoes and that bright pop of spinach really ties it together. Beautiful vegetarian main course for Meatless Mondays.

    • Reply
      September 15, 2018 at 7:47 pm

      Thanks Lisa! Completely agree, no meat needed!