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South African Indian Butternut and Sweet Potato Curry

The Indian food culture in South Africa is dynamic and influential.

A significant aspect of South African Indian cuisine is the fusion of Indian and African flavors, and the Butternut and Sweet Potato Curry is a perfect example of this delicious blend. South African Indian Butternut and Sweet Potato Curry is a perfect meal to make as mild or spicy as you like. Serve South African Indian Butternut and Sweet Potato Curry with rice or naan bread.

South African Indian Butternut and Sweet Potato Curry

The culture and food of South African Indian recipes would not be complete without including the Indian African food recipe Butternut and Sweet Potato Curry. Butternut and Sweet Potato Curry is a rich and hearty Indian African food recipe with tomatoes providing a balancing acidity and hot peppers bringing a dynamic taste.

South African Indian Butternut and Sweet Potato Curry Recipe

Serves 6
Indian African food
Total time from start to finish 1 hour

Ingredients

2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into large bite-sized pieces
1 large butternut squash, peeled, de-seeded, and cut into bite-sized pieces
1 medium chopped tomato
1 red onion, cut into chunks
3 hot chilies, cut into pieces
2 garlic cloves, halved
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
1 teaspoon ground coriander
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon sea salt flakes, or to taste
2 teaspoon coconut oil
1 cup of coconut milk
1 1/2 cups vegetable stock


Directions

Put the onion, chilies, ginger, garlic, turmeric, ground coriander, cinnamon, and salt into a food processor and blend to a paste. Heat the coconut oil in a wide-lidded heavy-based casserole, then fry the paste for about 1 minute, stirring well. Stir coconut milk into the paste, stirring everything together over the heat for a minute, followed by the stock, tomatoes, then the sweet potato, and squash. Stir well, bring to a boil, and, once bubbling, turn down the heat, put the lid on, and simmer for 40–50 minutes until the sweet potatoes are soft and the squash is cooked through. Serve with rice or naan bread.

Indian cuisine is a favorite among South Africans. Indian recipes rock. Try new South African Indian recipes to make every night for dinner; it's time to upgrade your South African Indian recipe skills to the next level. 

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