Veganuary Recipe Share: Sri Lankan Curry with Sweet Potato and Cashew Nuts

Sri Lankan Curry with Sweet Potato and Cashew Nuts

We’ll be sharing vegan recipes every Saturday in January in support of Veganuary! This week we’ll be sharing the recipe for our Sri Lankan Curry. You can also find it on page 115 in ‘Mildreds the Cookbook

If you’re looking to save time with this recipe you don’t have to make the curry powder from scratch, a good quality madras curry powder has similar spices and does the job well.

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1.3kg 3 large sweet potato cut into 4cm chunks, roast in a pre heated oven at 180c until fully cooked, remove from oven and set aside.

250g roasted cashew nuts set aside for garnish

1 large onion diced

5cm/30g chunk ginger

3 cloves garlic

2 green chilli

12 fresh or frozen curry leaves

splash vegetable oil


Blend the above ingredients minus the curry leaves in a food processor until it forms a smooth paste

Heat oil in a large pot and fry curry leaves quickly for 10-15 seconds being careful not to burn them, add curry paste and fry for 6-8 minutes on a medium heat

to the paste add:

2tsp salt

2tsp turmeric powder

1 stick cinnamon

1tbsp curry powder (see recipe)

Fry for a further 2-3 min then add the following ingredients

1600ml coconut cream

100g creamed coconut paste

1tbsp castor sugar

Bring the curry to a simmer on a medium to low heat and let simmer for 15 min, add your sweet potatoes and cook for a further 6-8 min until the potatoes are heated through

Serve in a bowl, garnish with roasted cashew nuts. Serve with some basmati rice and spicy sambal.