Sweet potato & pea curry

Sweet potato & pea curry

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(40 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 30 mins Ready in 40 minutes


Serves 4

A fab, cheap, veggie curry, great for a student gathering. And the left overs will taste great the next day.

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Easily doubled
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal513
  • fat20g
  • saturates14g
  • carbs77g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre10g
  • protein11g
  • salt1.46g
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  • 3 tbsp curry paste from a jar
  • 1 onion, finely chopped



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  • 450g potatoes, cut into chunks



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  • 2 large sweet potatoes (about 900g) cut into chunks
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  • 600ml vegetable stock, from a cube is fine
  • 400ml can coconut milk
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  • 175g frozen peas
  • small bunch coriander, roughly chopped


  1. Heat the curry paste in a large pan and stir in the onion. Cover and cook for 5 mins, stirring occasionally, until softened. Add the potatoes, stock and coconut milk to the pan and bring to the boil.

  2. Turn the heat down and simmer the curry for 20 mins until the potato has softened. Add the peas, bring back to the boil and simmer for 2 mins more. Season to taste and spoon the curry into bowls. Scatter over the coriander before you tuck in.

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18th Sep, 2008
I really like Lesley Waters recipes I wish she would bring out a cook book or we could see her on tv. this recipe is simple and tasty.
13th Sep, 2008
made this for a party last week - all who had some said it was nice but it seemed abit lacking - not sure what though!!
13th Sep, 2008
Very pleasant although I found it a little too "wet" and would use only half the quantity of stock next time.
17th Jul, 2008
I love this and have made it time and again.
11th Apr, 2008
Really yummy, so simple, really tasty, cheap to make, we had it with brown basmati and we all loved it!
9th Mar, 2008
This was delicious. Like another reviewer we didn't have ordinary potatoes so put in some red lentils. Quick and easy and will be made many times!
4th Feb, 2008
As my husband and I both work full-time we like to cook quick & simple dishes. So we thought we would give this dish a try and all I can say it was a great tasty meal. We definitely cook it again.
20th Jan, 2008
smells delicious, tastes delicious and so easy to make! i forgot to buy normal potatoes so decided to add some red lentils. Was amazing and will definately make it again.
29th Nov, 2007
I make this curry all the time, it is so easy! I use a large wok to cook it in and once all the ingredients are in you just let it simmer! Everytime I have family over for dinner they always ask me to make this for them!


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