West Indian sweet potato curry
- Preparation and cooking time
- Serves 4
Prepare this vegetarian curry in just 15 minutes. Packed with sweet potato, cabbage, tomatoes and red peppers, it contains all five of your five-a-day
- 1 tsp rapeseed oil
- 2 red onions, halved and sliced
- thumb-sized piece ginger, finely chopped
- 2 tbsp Madras curry powder
- 1 tsp allspice
- 400g can chopped tomatoes
- 200g sachet coconut milk
- 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves
- 1 tbsp gluten-free vegetable bouillon
- 3 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into large cubes
- 325g white cabbage, roughly chopped
- 2 red peppers, chopped
For the rice and peas
- STEP 1
Heat the oil in a very large nonstick frying pan, add the onions and ginger, and cook for 5 mins. Add the curry powder and allspice, then pour in the tomatoes plus a can of water, the coconut milk, thyme and bouillon.
- STEP 2
Add the sweet potatoes, cabbage and peppers, cover the pan and simmer for 20-25 mins or until all the vegetables are tender but with a little bite, topping up with a little water if looking dry.
- STEP 3
Meanwhile, tip the rice into a pan with the onion, garlic, thyme and bouillon. Pour in 600ml water, cover and cook for 25 mins or until the liquid has been absorbed and the rice is tender – check towards the end to make sure it isn’t catching. Stir in the beans and heat through. If you're following our Healthy Diet Plan, serve half the rice with half the curry (saving the leftovers for a second meal later in the week). Otherwise you can serve four portions, scattered with a few extra thyme leaves, if you like.