Tuesday, 30 October 2007

Curried Sweet Potato Pasta

I was on the Lifestyle Channel Message forums the other week and another forum commenter had said that she would like to see some recipes that were quick and easy for the working mother. So I thought I would pop a recipe up that is quick, simple and a crowd pleaser. This one is sweet, spicy and not the type of sauce you would expect to have with spaghetti. Trust me it works and it tastes awesome. You can make it as hot or as mild as you wish. If you know me and curry, you know I like it hot, really hot. So go on, give it a whirl and let me know what you think?
Cheers Amelita AKA (Squishy)
  • 2 small to medium Sweet Potatoes, chopped, steamed till soft, then mashed
  • 3 heaped teaspoons of Curry Powder, 2 if you would like it milder
  • 1 sliced Red Onion
  • 2 large Cloves of Garlic, diced finely
  • 1 400 ml of Coconut Cream
  • 500 grams of Spaghetti

Place your spaghetti into a pot of boiling salted water and cook until aldente while you make your sauce. To make your sauce, fry your onions till softened with a good splash of olive oil. Then toss in your garlic and cook for a couple of minutes more. Next add your curry powder and give it a good stir and cook for another minute. Doing this releases more flavour and makes you sneeze ;) Then add your mashed sweet potato and give it a good stir. Lastly add your can of coconut milk. Allow it to come to the boil and then all you have to do is stir in your cooked pasta. Serves 4 nicely. Enjoy :) Told you it was easy and quick.