Hello lovelies, today it will be sweet and fiery, because I have a new recipe for you: a sweet potato curry with chili naan. It’s the second recipe created in cooperation with Knorr Switzerland* and their new spice series (the first one for a Mediterranean pasta can be found here). And as you can probably imagine, today’s spice is chili.

I used the chili flakes for both the curry and the homemade naan. The curry is a combination of sweet potato, carrot, chickpeas, fresh spinach and coconut milk. The chili flakes give a pleasant spiciness, but not too dominant. I love baking my own naan because it’s so easy and fast. Cover it with some melted margarine and sprinkle it with the chili flakes – just lovely with the curry.

Süsskartoffel-Curry mit Chili-Naan

Recipe

Here is the recipe for sweet potato curry with chili naan:

Sweet potato curry with chili naan

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Serving Size: 2-4 portions

Sweet potato curry with chili naan

This sweet potato curry with chili naan is pure soulfood and appeals to all senses with its combination of sweet and spicy.

Ingredients

    Chili naan:
  • 450 gr (3.5 cups) flour
  • 200 gr (1 cup) plant-based yogurt (e.g. coconut)
  • 30 gr (1/8 cup) canola oil
  • 100 ml (1/2 cup) water
  • 1 tsp dried yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1-2 tsp Knorr Chili
  • Sweet potato curry:
  • 1 onion
  • 1 garlic
  • Fresh ginger (ca. 1 cm/0.5“)
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 500 gr (1 lbs)sweet potatoes
  • 1 jar of chickpeas
  • 2 carrots
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2-1 tsp Knorr Chili
  • 1-2 tsp curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 can of coconut milk (400 ml / 1 ¾ cup)
  • 1 handful fresh spinach
  • Fresh cilantro
  • pomegranate

Method

  1. Naan:
  2. Knead all ingredients into a smooth dough
  3. Leave in a lightly oiled bowl until the dough has doubled (approx. 1 hour)
  4. Heat up a pan
  5. Divide the dough into 8-10 pieces and roll out each part thinly
  6. Bake fat-free in the pan
  7. Coat with liquid margarine and sprinkle with Knorr chili flakes – serve warm
  8. Curry:
  9. Peel and finely chop the onion and garlic, finely chop the ginger
  10. Heat the oil in a fat-free pan or pot and roast onion, garlic and ginger for 2-3 minutes
  11. Add turmeric, cumin, Knorr Chili and curry and roast as well
  12. Peel the sweet potatoes and carrots and cut into pieces
  13. Add to the pot/pan and roast for 2-3 minutes while stirring
  14. Deglaze with coconut milk
  15. Drain the chickpeas and add them to the pot/pan
  16. Let it simmer with closed lid at medium heat for about 10-15 minutes until the sweet potatoes are soft
  17. Season with salt
  18. Wash the spinach and stir in the curry
  19. Serve with fresh cilantro, pomegranate seeds, some yogurt and chili naan

Notes

While you bake the individual naan breads in the pan, you can keep the finished ones warm in the oven.

https://www.frei-style.com/en/suesskartoffel-curry-mit-chili-naan/

Despite the chili flakes the curry isn’t too spicy. You can spice it up to your taste and of course add a little less if children eat with you. I simply made a naan without chili for them. But the chili-naan tasted very good with the slightly sweet curry. I really like these combinations of mild and hot.

Süsskartoffel-Curry mit Chili-Naan

And if you have never made your own naan, you have to try it. It tastes delicious and fresh from the pan and is quickly prepared with just a few ingredients. I can’t tell you how much naan I ate in India, pretty much every day. Preferably with garlic or just with chili, as in my version

Süsskartoffel-Curry mit Chili-Naan

As with the other varieties of Knorr spices, the chili flakes are made from 100% natural ingredients and have no added salt. They include chili, hot peppers and smoked peppers. I have to admit the spiciness was very pleasant, as I don’t like super spicy food. If you prefer your curry even hotter, you can sprinkle some more chili flakes on top of it.

Curry is still one of my favorite dishes, you can enjoy it in so many different ways. It works with different vegetables and is incredibly delicious. The sweet potato curry is definitely my new favorite. It’s a true delicacy with plenty of fresh cilantro, the pomegranate seeds and the chilli naan and on top really healthy and nourishing.

Süsskartoffel-Curry mit Chili-Naan

I hope you really feel like getting this delicious sweet potato curry by now and try the recipe. And make sure you test the naan, it’s really great and also very popular with my kids. By the way, it also tastes super good the next day, e.g. with avocado.

Love, Verena

*This blogpost was created in collaboration with Knorr Switzerland – the recipes are my own.

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