Savory sweet potato curry! Vegan, healthy, gluten-free, and delicious!


A savory, earthy, healthy and delicious sweet potato coconut curry recipe that the entire family will love.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 804 kcal
Author Linda Meyer


  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 medium yellow onion finely diced (about 1 cup)
  • 1 cup filtered water divided
  • 1 14 ounce can full-fat coconut milk
  • 2 large sweet potatoes peeled and cut into ½-inch cubes (about 4 cups)
  • 3 scallions trimmed and thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup raisins optional
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro stemmed and chopped
  • 4 cups cooked brown rice or quinoa for serving (optional)*
  • 1 lime cut into wedges, for spritzing (optional)
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  1. Toast the curry powder, sea salt, coriander, ginger, and turmeric in a medium stockpot over medium heat for 30 seconds, stirring constantly.
  2. Add the yellow onion and 1/3 cup of the water, and cook for 5 minutes, or until the onion is soft and translucent, stirring frequently.
  3. Whisk in the coconut milk and the remaining 2/3 cup water, and bring to a boil.
  4. Add the sweet potatoes, decrease the heat to medium-low, cover, and rapidly simmer for 10-15 minutes, or until the sweet potatoes are fork-tender, stirring occasionally.
  5. Stir in the scallions, raisins (if using), and cilantro, and continue to simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes, or until the sweet potatoes begin to break down into the sauce, stirring frequently. Remove from the heat.
  6. Spoon the curry into bowls and serve with warm brown rice and lime wedges, if desired.

Recipe Notes

No Grains? No Problem – To keep this grain-free, opt for quinoa, a grain-like seed, instead of brown rice. Reprinted from Blissful Basil by arrangement with BenBella Books. Copyright © 2016, Ashley Melillo.

The Nutrition Facts are only an estimate and vary depending on the brand of ingredients you use. 

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 804 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 635mg 26%
Potassium 933mg 27%
Total Carbohydrates 173g 58%
Dietary Fiber 10g 40%
Sugars 4g
Protein 16g 32%
Vitamin A 187.9%
Vitamin C 13.4%
Calcium 11.1%
Iron 27%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.