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8 Sweet Potato Curry Recipes Inspired by World Cuisines

Full of vibrant color and a hearty texture, sweet potatoes are a great addition to curry dishes. These stick-to-your ribs spuds hold up to long simmering, meaning you won’t have to worry about them being mushy by the time dinner is served up. Our sweet potato curry recipes span the globe, taking influences from Indian, Thai, and even Moroccan cuisines.

Sweet Potato, Spinach, and Halloumi Curry

Halloumi cheese’s firm texture and high melting point make it a good fit for curry recipes, like this coconut and sweet potato variation. Don’t have chili jam on hand? Then follow reviewer Paula Harmer’s lead: “I substituted a teaspoon of Harissa and a teaspoon of apricot jam in place of the chili jam. Heavenly!”

Instant Pot® Coconut Chicken Curry with Sweet Potato

With a creamy coconut milk base and mild veggies like sweet potatoes and bell peppers, this curry is an excellent choice for milder palates. It’s all ready in under an hour thanks to the speedy Instant Pot.

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Sweet Potato and Chickpea Masala

Each bite of this vegetarian curry is packed with a range of flavors and textures with ingredients like sweet potatoes, chickpeas, tomatoes, and fresh ginger. Serve with a scoop of rice or naan for sopping up the extra sauce.

Marrakesh Vegetable Curry

You’ll have no trouble meeting your daily quota of veggies with this vegan-friendly recipe. The Moroccan-inspired dish uses sweet potatoes, eggplant, bell peppers, carrots, and zucchini to create a dinner that’s vibrant in both color and flavor.

Vegan Sweet Potato Chickpea Curry

Coconut milk provides a rich and creamy base for this vegan recipe without a drop of dairy being involved. The curry takes on a vibrant yellow hue, and mildly earthy flavor, thanks to the ground turmeric.

Indian Sweet Potato and Lentil Soup

Although not labelled a curry, this stick-to-your-ribs soup is reminiscent of Indian dals, featuring sweet potatoes, lentils, and fresh spinach. “The flavor is truly amazing,” says FOODLOVE. “I loved the combination of earthy lentils and sweet potatoes with the rich flavor in the spices.”

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Spiced Sweet Potato Dahl

While this sweet potato-packed recipe may be Indian-inspired, it features a distinctly Middle Eastern topping that makes it stand apart from other curry recipes. Dukka is a blend of nuts, seeds, and spices which becomes an irresistibly crunchy and flavorful condiment. Sprinkled atop here, it’s the perfect contrast to the warm and soft curry.

Vegan Tofu and Sweet Potato Curry

Get a helping of plant-based protein with this hearty vegan curry made from sweet potatoes, tofu, and green peas. And as a bonus since it’s a one pot meal, you’ll have less clean up to worry about after dinner.

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