Sweet Potato Kale Curry + Tips for perfect curry
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Sweet potato and Kale Curry. Also included are some tips to make a perfect curry
Recipe type: Vegan,Vegetarian,Glutenfree,Soyfree,Yeastfree,Dairyfree
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: Large bowl
  • Oil-1.5 tsp
  • Cumin-1 tsp
  • Onion-very finely chopped-1 heaped cup
  • Tomato-very finely chopped-1 heaped cup
  • Ginger-grated-2 tsp
  • Garlic-grated-1 Tbsp+1 tsp
  • Ground Turmeric-1/2 tsp
  • Ground Chili-3/4 tsp
  • Ground Coriander-1.5 tsp
  • Salt-to taste
  • Garam Masala (optional)-1/2 tsp
  • Coconut Milk-1/2 cup
  • Water-2.5 cups
  • Sweet potato chunks-1 cups
  • Kale-2 cups
  1. In a stockpot, heat oil, once really hot, add cumin seeds.
  2. Once they crackle, add onions. Keep on low flame stirring constantly until brown and caramelised.
  3. Then add grated ginger and garlic and fry for 2 minutes.
  4. Now, add tomato, fry until mushy.
  5. Turn heat to low, add the ground spices-turmeric,chili and coriander and fry on low heat for 3 minutes-constantly stirring.
  6. Add a cup of water, heat back on medium and let the spices boil in water.
  7. Once water gets evaporated, you add the sweet potato and kale, salt, stir for 3 minutes and add 1.5 cups of water. Cover and let it cook for 13 minutes (or) until sweet potato is cooked through.
  8. Now add coconut milk, garam masala and let it sit for 5 more minutes.
  9. Take off heat & Serve with rice.
Spice blend combo: ½ tsp ground turmeric, 1 tsp ground chili, 1.5 tsp ground coriander, ½ tsp garam masala Ratio is (1:2:3:1). This will be the one for an authentic hot curry.
Always add cumin only after the oil is hot. They should sizzle when you drop them in.
Make curry on medium heat. You don’t want to burn the elements.
Once you add the ground spices, they will lump up. You have to keep stirring this for few minutes on low flame, add water and let it boil on medium heat-uncovered. This will ensure that the spices are cooked through.
Always add garam masala in the last 5 minutes for better aroma.
Never use canned tomatoes. They tend to be very acidic.
Recipe by Yes, I am Vegan at https://yesiamvegan.com/2015/07/15/sweet-potato-kale-curry/