Sweet Potato and Green Beans Curry.

I LOVE sweet potatoes and it has been a while since I shared a sweet potato recipe, so here goes. This time in a flavourful curry that has no heat but the spices still get to shine, as well as the other vegetables.

Ingredients are:

  • 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and chopped.
  • 1 onion
  • 1 small piece of ginger and 4 garlic cloves. ( I used local garlic which has much more flavour, so you do not need to much).
  • 2 ripe tomatoes
  • 1 green capsicum (hoho)
  • I small bunch dhania (coriander), (separate the stalks and leaves)
  • 2 cups chopped fresh green beans.
  • 1 can thick coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon ghee
  • A small pinch of sugar
  • Spices are 1/4 teaspoon turmeric, 1 teaspoon mixed spices blend, 1 tsp Kenyan curry powder and a few curry leaves.


Blend the onion, garlic, ginger, dhania stalks, tomatoes and hoho together to a paste. You can add a bit of water to puree completely.

Heat your saucepan, add the ghee, then the mustard seeds, curry leaves and cumin seeds.

Let them sputter and release a nice aroma then add your drained sweet potato cubes. Cook them on high and mix so they do not burn then add the spices and some salt. Mix well.

Next add your pureed onion and tomato paste, be careful it will splatter, so lower heat and cover after mixing well into the sweet potatoes.

Let simmer on low till the potatoes are just cooked before adding the coconut milk. Mix it in well and add a pinch of sugar.

Lastly add the green beans, cover and simmer for not more than 10 minutes, we want them cooked but with some crunch.

Once ready, serve with some basmati rice and garnish with the coriander leaves.

Colourful, tasty, and filling.

As I keep saying, vegetables are not as boring as we make them out to be. Just play around with flavours and spices and different ways of making them or having them raw when possible and enjoy all their nutritious benefits.

This is a simple meal to make that uses inexpensive ingredients but is still luscious, tasty and filling.

Sweet potatoes and coconut milk is always a great combination and their sweetness matches the spices used. The beans add texture, crunch, colour and of course nutrients to complete a meal that is definitely worth a try!

You can also check out these other sweet potato recipes already up on the blog:-

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