Monday, January 12, 2015

Sweet potato mung curry

Hi there :) This time I have for you a very easy curry recipe. Again, I am not an expert on curries (I hope one day I will learn it properly), but I like how this dish turned out :) And I love curry, so I gotta make it at home :) You can eat this curry as it is, or together with rice or flatbread.

What will you need: 
- 1 cup mung beans - soaked at least for 12 hours 
- 3 medium sweet potatoes
- 2 tomatoes
- 1 red onion
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 200 ml coconut milk
- 1 cm ginger (or 1 tsp ginger powder)
- 1 tsp turmeric
- 1 tsp cumin powder
- 1 tsp curry leaves
- 1 tsp masala powder
- 1/2 tsp spicy curry powder
- salt, according to taste
- 1 tbsp olive oil, or coconut oil (if you are not vegan, you can use ghee) 

  1. Start with washing the sweet potatoes and tomatoes. Cut them into cubes.
  2. Chop the garlic into small pieces, dice the onion and grade the ginger.
  3. Heat the oil in a medium size pan and add the onions. Sauté for a few minutes until onions become translucent.
  4. Add garlic and ginger and sauté together with the onion for a few minutes.
  5. Add cumin, turmeric, masala, curry powder and curry leaves. Sauté for 30 seconds.
  6. Add the tomatoes and cook for about 3-4 minutes.
  7. Add sweet potatoes and mung beans. Add water so that it just covers all ingredients.
  8. Bring to boil then turn the heat to medium. Cover and simmer for about an hour.
  9. Check if mung beans are cooked. Add coconut milk and salt and bring to boil once again. Turn off heat. 
  10. Serve on a bed of brown rice or flatbread. Garnish with cilantro. 

Enjoy :)

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