Sweet Potato Curry

Sweet Potato Curry

In Sri Lanka we have a very small sweet potato. Most of us eat this for breakfast, boiled and served with scraped coconut. My Mum always used to make curry with the sweet potato, I’ve always loved it.

sweet potato curry


300g sweet potato (peeled and diced as you like)
1 onion (sliced)
3 green chillies (sliced)
3 sprigs of curry leaves
1 tsp curry powder
1 tsp mustard powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 water
1 cup coconut milk


  • Wash the cut sweet potato and arrange in a pan
  • Mix with the dry ingredients together with the water and let it boil
  • When the sweet potato is cooked, add the milk and check the seasoning
  • Simmer until the gravy becomes thick (if you like, sprinkle with 1/2 tsp roasted curry powder)

Serve this pure vegetarian dish with rice or bread

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