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sweet potato massaman curry

Sweet Potato Massaman Curry

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A smooth and fragrant curry that goes down a treat. Sweet potatoes combine wonderfully with this rich curry sauce.
Course Curry, Main Course
Cuisine Asian, Thai
Diet Gluten Free, Halal, Low Lactose, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword massaman curry, massaman curry recipe, sweet potato recipe
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Servings 4
Calories 434


  • 2 Tablespoons Massaman Curry Paste
  • 1 Stick Cinnamon
  • 3 Pods Cardamom
  • 2 Star Anise
  • 5 Cloves
  • 1 (400ml) Can Coconut Milk
  • 200 ml Vegetable Stock
  • 2 Tablespoons Soy Sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 1 Medium Onion peeled and finely diced
  • 2 Large Sweet Potatoes cut into circles 1cm thick
  • 150 g Seasonal Greens Sliced into ribbons. Feel free to use any greens you want. In this recipe I've used spring greens, but you can use any green cabbage or kale you have lying around.
  • 1 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil


  • Heat the tablespoon of vegetable oil in a large saucepan over a medium heat. Toss in the 5 cloves, 2 star anise, 3 cardamom pods and 1 stick cinnamon. Toast the spices for around a minute until they start to give off a strong aroma.
  • Next add in the 2 tablespoons of massaman curry paste, 2 tablespoons soy sauce and 2 tablespoons of sugar, fry with the spices for about 1/2 a minute. Pour in the 1 can coconut milk, 200ml vegetable stock, 1 chopped onion and sliced sweet potato. Stir to combine the coconut milk evenly with the stock and curry paste.
  • Bring the pan to a simmer, cover and cook for 20 minutes or until the sweet potato is nicely soft. Remove the pan from the heat and season to taste. Now toss in your 150g sliced greens and stir into the sauce. After a few minutes the greens should wilt and tenderise.
  • Serve the curry immediately with some freshly prepared jasmine rice.



Calories: 434kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Sodium: 817mg | Potassium: 944mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 27293IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 190mg | Iron: 5mg