1-Pot Kale Sweet Potato Curry


As you may know, I’ve made many curries before (see them here here and here), but this may very well be my favorite. Yes, big statement, but very true.

Plus, this is a 1-pot, 30-minute recipe that screams comfort food and fall and all of the cozy things. You know how I feel about fall.

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This recipe was inspired by my love for the combination of anything kale and sweet potato, and my intense passion for putting curry paste in and on everything. Get on board.

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This recipe starts with coconut oil, ginger, pepper, garlic and red curry paste. Coconut milk adds creaminess and a slight sweetness, and maple syrup and turmeric add flavor and balance out the heat.

I love how the sweet potato and kale marry perfectly together to create a tender sweetness with a dose of earthy greens. Talk about two superfoods in one pot.

Next comes a few green peas and cashews for a kick of plant-based protein.

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I hope you all love this curry! It’s:

Perfectly spiced
Naturally sweet
& Delicious

This would make the perfect weeknight meal when you’re craving something hearty yet healthy. Add your protein of choice –  I went for green peas and roasted salted cashews, but you could also go with chickpeas or lentils! Enjoy as is or over rice, quinoa, or steamed veggies (broccoli being my favorite).

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1-Pot Kale Sweet Potato Curry


A hearty 1-pot curry with kale, sweet potato, and roasted cashews. Red curry is infused with coconut milk for big flavor and creamy texture. 30 minutes.


Recipe type: Entrée

Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten Free, Indian

Serves: 4



  • 1 1/2 Tbsp (22 g) coconut oil (or avocado or grape seed oil)
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 2 Tbsp (12 g) minced fresh ginger
  • 2 Tbsp minced garlic (12 g)
  • 1 Thai red chili (or serrano pepper), stem removed and thinly sliced with seeds
  • 3 Tbsp (60 g) red curry paste*
  • 1 large (or 2 small) sweet potato, skin removed + cubed
  • 2 14-ounce (414 ml) cans light coconut milk (sub full fat for extra creamy texture)
  • 1-2 Tbsp (15-30 g) maple syrup, plus more to taste
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
  • optional: sea salt to taste
  • optional: 1/4 cup (36 g) frozen green peas
  • 2 cups (134 g) chopped kale
  • optional: 1/2 cup (60 g) roasted cashews (lightly salted is best)
  • 1 lemon, juiced

FOR SERVING optional

  • Lemon wedges
  • Thai (or regular) basil, or fresh cilantro
  • Brown rice* or coconut quinoa
  • Steamed broccoli


  1. Heat a large pot over medium heat. Once hot, add coconut oil, shallot, ginger, garlic, and pepper. Sauté for 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently.
  2. Add red curry paste and sweet potato and stir, and cook for 2 minutes more.
  3. Add coconut milk, maple syrup, turmeric, and a pinch of salt and stir. Bring to a simmer over medium heat.
  4. Once simmering, add peas (optional) and slightly reduce heat. You want a simmer, not a boil, which should be around low to medium-low heat.
  5. Cook for 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally, to soften the potato and peas, and infuse them with curry flavor.
  6. At this time also taste and adjust the flavor of the broth as needed. I added more maple syrup for sweetness, sea salt for saltiness, and turmeric for a more intense curry flavor. You can also add more curry paste for more spice and intense curry flavor. Don’t be shy with seasonings – this curry should be very flavorful.
  7. Once the broth is well seasoned and the potatoes are softened, add kale, cashews (optional) and lemon juice, and cover. Simmer for 3-4 minutes more over low to medium-low heat.
  8. Serve over rice, quinoa, or steamed broccoli (broccoli and rice being my favorites). This dish gets elevated with the addition of more lemon juice and Thai or regular basil for serving.


*Ensure your curry paste is vegan friendly (and does not contain fish ingredients). I love the brands Thai Kitchen and Thai True.
*Find my favorite method for cooking brown rice at Saveur!
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Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1/4 of recipe without sides/toppings Calories: 385 Fat: 26.6 g Saturated fat: 17.1 g Carbohydrates: 35.1 g Sugar: 6.9 g Sodium: 660 mg Fiber: 3.5 g Protein: 8 g



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