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Sweet Potato Caribbean Curry
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Delicate green peas, garbanzo beans and tender sweet potato chunks are simmered up in spiced coconut milk and served atop creamy polenta to create this cozy and comforting Caribbean curry.
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American, Caribbean
Servings: 4
Calories: 341 kcal
Author: Alissa
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp. freshly grated ginger
  • 1 habanero pepper, seeded and finely chopped (optional, omit for a milder version)
  • 1-14 oz can light coconut milk
  • 1 medium sweet potato, about 1 pound, peeled and diced
  • ½ tsp. ground cumin
  • ½ tsp. ground coriander
  • ½ tsp. gound turmeric
  • ¼ tsp. dried thyme
  • ¼ tsp. allspice
  • ¼ tsp. fenugreek seed
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • tsp. ground cinnamon
  • cayenne pepper to taste
  • 1-14 oz. can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • salt to taste
For serving
  • creamy polenta or cooked rice
  • lime wedges
  • fresh cilantro
  • chopped scallions
  1. Coat the bottom of a medium saucepan with oil and place over medium heat. Add onion and cook until softened and translucent. Add garlic and ginger. Cook 1 minute more, until very fragrant.
  2. Add coconut milk, sweet potato, cumin, coriander, turmeric, thyme, allspice, fenugreek, pepper, cinnamon and cayenne. Stir a few times, raise heat and bring to a simmer. Lower heat and allow to cook until sweet potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes. Stir in chickpeas and peas. Allow to cook just until heated throughout, 1-2 minutes more. Season with salt to taste.
  3. Divide rice or polenta onto plates and top with curry. Sprinkle with cilantro and scallions, then season with a squeeze of lime juice, to taste.
Nutrition Facts
Sweet Potato Caribbean Curry
Amount Per Serving
Calories 341 Calories from Fat 125
% Daily Value*
Fat 13.9g21%
Saturated Fat 7.8g39%
Sodium 706mg29%
Potassium 552mg16%
Carbohydrates 49.8g17%
Fiber 9.5g38%
Sugar 6.6g7%
Calcium 240mg24%
Iron 2.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.