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Vegan Sweet Potato Curry

This vegan Sweet Potato Curry is so rich and creamy – perfect for the colder months. The combo of sweet potato and broccoli is one of my favorites! Serve it with basmati rice and garlic flatbread for the ultimate comfort food feast! :) 

Vegan Sweet Potato Curry |

I have a few go-to meals for when I’m alone at home (which isn’t actually too often, but since my boyfriend started working part-time, I have 2-3 lunches a week that I eat alone buhhh) and this vegan Sweet Potato Curry is one of them! A simple Thai-inspired coconut milk curry is the perfect food for those I-don’t-know-what-to-cook-but-I-want-to-eat-something-comforting days.

The pairing of sweet potato and broccoli is one of my favorite veggie-combos, I’ve also used this combination in my veggie pakoras. I love how easy coconut-milk based curries are, plus, you can usually add in pretty much any veggies you have at home. I try to keep it simple when I’m cooking for one, but somehow I always end up making way too much food..but who would eat a curry without rice and naan…

I’m terrible at cooking for one, so I always make 2 portions. Mhhhh but I don’t mind the leftovers! If you’re looking for more delicious curry recipes… Check out my 15 amazing vegan curry post!

Vegan Sweet Potato Curry |
Vegan Sweet Potato Curry |

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Vegan Sweet Potato Curry

Elephantastic Vegan
Recipe for a simple Sweet Potato Curry with broccoli, served over rice with garlic flatbread. One of my favorite go-to recipes!
4.75 from 4 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Vegan
Servings 2
Calories 1184 kcal


Ingredients for the curry

  • 3 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 1/2 cups sweet potato , cubed
  • 14 oz full-fat coconut milk
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 red onion , diced
  • 2 garlic cloves , thinly sliced
  • 1 inch -piece of ginger , minced
  • 3 small chilis (or less if yours are very hot!), de-seeded and minced
  • finely sliced spring onions for sprinkling on top

Ingredients for the Garlic Flatbread

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove , thinly sliced
  • vegan butter for brushing

Ingredients for the rice

  • 1 cup basmati rice (or your favorite rice)
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 pinch salt


  • Cook the rice on low to medium heat with 1 1/2 cups of water. Add a pinch of salt.

Instructions for the curry

  • Wash and cut the broccoli. Peel and cube the sweet potato.
  • In a small pot add water, cook the sweet potato and the broccoli for about 8 minutes.
  • In a pan with a teaspoon of olive oil, add the minced ginger, diced red onion, minced chilis and sliced garlic when the oil is hot. Let it sautée for about 2 minutes.
  • Add the drained sweet potato and broccoli. Leave it for about 4 minutes on medium high heat, turn down the heat to low.
  • Add coconut milk and curry powder. Let it cook for about 10 minutes. Add the salt to taste.
  • The curry is best served over some rice, with the garlic naan. Top with finely chopped spring onion. But you can of course mix up the side dishes!

Instructions for the Garlic Flatbread

  • For the garlic flatbread, mix all the flour, salt and baking powder in a bowl, then add the oil and water and give it a mix until it’s a soft dough. Roll it out, add the garlic slices on top, roll them into the dough. Prepare a very hot flat pan, add the garlic flatbread. Turn once there are bubbles on the surface and until it’s nice golden brown. Brush with vegan butter before serving.


Calories: 1184kcalCarbohydrates: 170gProtein: 24gFat: 48gSaturated Fat: 38gSodium: 464mgPotassium: 1725mgFiber: 11gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 15645IUVitamin C: 228.6mgCalcium: 220mgIron: 12.7mg
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Recipe Rating

Paul Brown

Thursday 15th of December 2022

I am a cilantro lover of the highest degree and this chicken looks amazing! I am highly suspicious of people who dislike cilantro .🙂 Paul Brown


Saturday 18th of October 2014

Mmm, this looks both healthy and comforting - sweet potatoes in creamy coconut sauce sounds wonderful.


Sunday 19th of October 2014

It was sooo good and creamy. The weather is pretty bad here lately (much rain, no sun and my plants on the balcony are slowly dying :( ), so I'm eating a curry every other day. Comfort food in fall and winter is the best :)