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Vegan Coconut Curry with Crispy Tofu

Vegan Coconut Curry with Crispy Tofu

This Vegan Coconut Curry with crispy tofu, sweet potato, and broccoli is quick and easy to make, filling and the ideal weekday meal. It's best served with basmati rice. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine Vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 632kcal
Author Elephantastic Vegan


Ingredients for the curry

  • 3 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 1/2 cups sweet potato (cubed)
  • 14 oz full-fat coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon red curry paste (you can start with a smaller amount of curry paste and add more until you reach your preferred spiciness level)
  • 1 handful fresh spinach
  • salt to taste

Crispy Tofu

  • 12 oz firm tofu
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour (or cornstarch for a gf variation)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil


  • For the crispy tofu: Cut the tofu in cubes. Add the all-purpose flour and salt in a large bowl. Add the tofu to the bowl and toss carefully until all the tofu cubes are coated. Bring a large pan with canola oil to high heat, toss in the tofu. Let it cook on each side until browned and crispy. Remove the tofu from the pan and set aside.
  • Wash and cut the broccoli. Peel and cube the sweet potato.
  • In a small pot add water, cook the sweet potato until soft. Steam the broccoli on top.
  • Add the drained sweet potato, broccoli, and fresh spinach to a large pan on medium heat. Leave it to cook on medium heat until the spinach has wilted. Then lower the heat and add in the coconut milk and curry paste. Mix well so that the curry paste dissolves. Heat until all warmed up. Add salt to taste and the crispy tofu.
  • The curry is best served with a side of basmati rice.


Calories: 632kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 50g | Saturated Fat: 38g | Sodium: 428mg | Potassium: 1287mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 16800IU | Vitamin C: 130.4mg | Calcium: 145mg | Iron: 9.1mg