Curried Sweet Potatoes in Coconut Milk

Recipe by Mirj2338
READY IN: 40mins




  • Peel the sweet potatoes and cut them into 1 inch cubes.
  • Place the cubes in a colander and sprinkle liberally with salt.
  • Let stand 10-15 minutes.
  • Steam the potatoes for 10 minutes, until just barely soft. (I do this in the microwave for about 5 minutes).
  • Meanwhile, finely chop the onion, ginger and garlic.
  • Heat the cooking pan over a moderate flame, add the cumin seed, and cook until they begin to splutter.
  • Add the chopped onion, ginger, and garlic.
  • Cook until the onion is a rich golden color.
  • Add all the spices and season with salt to taste.
  • Let this cook while you continue with the sweet potatoes (yes, there's more to do with them).
  • Heat the oil and sauté the already steamed sweet potato cubes until golden brown.
  • Drain on absorbent paper towels. (I skip this step, just more calories.).
  • Pour the coconut milk and water into the pot and bring to a healthy simmer. Let it boil, roil and bubble for a few minutes, then add the yam cubes and onion spice mixture, reduce heat, and simmer, covered, for about 10 minutes or until nearly dry, but still moist.
  • When it's done, transfer to a serving platter. Pick out the bits you don't want (like the bay leaf). I leave in the cinnamon stick, my kids like to fight over it, and I like to watch.
  • Serve hot, garnished with the chopped coriander sprinkled on top.