A deep dish serving satay sweet potato curry on a white table

Satay sweet potato curry

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(34 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 45 mins

Easy

Serves 4

Cook this tasty vegan curry for an exotic yet easy family dinner. With spinach and sweet potato, it boasts two of your five-a-day and it’s under 400 calories

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal387
  • fat25g
  • saturates18g
  • carbs32g
  • sugars15g
  • fibre7g
  • protein6g
  • salt0.6g
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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 2 garlic cloves, grated
  • thumb-sized piece ginger, grated
    Ginger

    Ginger

    jin-jer

    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • 3 tbsp Thai red curry paste
  • 1 tbsp smooth peanut butter

    Peanut butter

    pee-nut butt-ah

    Peanut butter starts with dry roasting peanuts, which concentrates and heightens their flavour…

  • 500g sweet potato, peeled and cut into chunks
    Sweet potatoes

    Sweet potato

    sweet po-tate-toe

    Sweet potatoes have a creamy texture and a sweet-spicy flavour that makes them ideal for savoury…

  • 400ml can coconut milk
    Coconut milk in a glass, with half a coconut

    Coconut milk

    ko-ko-nut mill-k

    Coconut milk is not the slightly opaque liquid that flows from a freshly opened coconut –…

  • 200g bag spinach
    Spinach

    Spinach

    spin-atch

    Used in almost every cuisine across the world, spinach is an enormously popular green vegetable…

  • 1 lime, juiced
    Lime

    Lime

    ly-m

    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • cooked rice, to serve (optional)
    Rice

    Rice

    r-eye-s

    Rice is a grain, the seed of a type of grass, which is the most widely grown and the most…

  • dry roasted peanuts, to serve (optional)

Method

  1. Melt the oil in a saucepan over a medium heat and soften the onion for 5 mins. Add the garlic and ginger, and cook for 1 min until fragrant. Stir in the curry paste, peanut butter and sweet potato, then add the coconut milk and 200ml water. Bring to the boil, turn down the heat and simmer, uncovered, for 25-30 mins or until the sweet potato is soft.

  2. Stir through the spinach and lime juice, and season well. Serve with cooked rice, if you like, and if you want some crunch, sprinkle over a few dry roasted peanuts.

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Judy M
15th Mar, 2018
5.05
Made this tonight for my newly veggie teenager. Absolutely delicious! I used Bart red Thai curry paste which has a real kick - no need for extra chilli. Although the paste was well past it's best before date which could explain the kick! Will definitely make again
Gromie
4th Feb, 2018
5.05
I have made this twice and I love it, so simple and cheap to make with a few ingredients. The only changes I made are that I use frozen spinach instead of fresh and the first time I made it I used a lemon instead of a lime and it still tasted great.
melissawatson
9th Jan, 2018
5.05
I cooked this last night. Absolutely delicious and I highly recommend it. I'm currently trying to cut down on 'hidden' sugars and all the Thai red curry pastes I saw listed sugar in the ingredients, so I swapped that for a tablespoon of medium curry powder and a generous sprinkling of chilli flakes.
NickiGarns
25th Nov, 2017
5.05
Delicious. Very easy to make and went down a treat with my husband. Added cooked chicken breast but it really didn’t need it. 10/10
Clogsie
2nd Nov, 2017
I haven't made this yet however it's on my list... will try with butternut squash instead of sweet potato to lower the calories. For those looking for a vegan red thai curry paste, my local Sainsbury's sells one under a brand called Thai Taste
Barbara Osborne
16th Oct, 2017
5.05
It is right. It does need more curry Powder (in my case). but overall a very good recipe for taste etc. My quibble is that it took longer than 15 minutes to prepare. Barbara Osborne
mrsmop007
15th Oct, 2017
5.05
you can buy vegan red thai paste. i bought mine from whole foods, this recipe is amazing. i would highly recommend anyone to make it, its so rich and creamy.
lindsayrob
3rd Oct, 2017
0.05
Just discovered after making this for a vegan friend that this recipe isn't vegan at all - it isn't even vegetarian. Thai red curry paste contains anchovies and fish sauce. If you're vegan or even vegetarian, you'll have to make your own curry paste!
vegbox2011
4th Oct, 2017
You can buy thai red curry paste that is vegan, I get mine from Tesco.
lindsayrob
31st Oct, 2017
0.05
Oh thanks - I'll look out for it. Just asked in my local vegan shop but they didn't have any!

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Linnylouish
28th Dec, 2017
Can this be frozen in batches?
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goodfoodteam
30th Dec, 2017
Thanks for your question. We don't recommend freezing this recipe as coconut milk tends to split when defrosted.
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