I love the taste of this curry. It’s really delicious and satisfying. The combination of spices and roasted almond butter create a deep and rich flavour. All ingredients from smoked tofu, sweet potato, spinach to black eyed peas complement the almond butter and spice mix really well as does lemony brown rice as a side. Scatter some roasted crushed almonds on top for the final touch.
If you’re interested in more curry recipes, check out my peanut butter curry with potatoes, carrots, green peas and green lentils. It’s made with similar spices but tastes very different.
Almond Butter Curry with Sweet Potato, Smoked Tofu, Spinach and Black Eyed Peas (V, GF)
Almond butter curry:
- 10 ml (2 tsp) coconut oil
- 3/4 tsp chilli flakes
- 2 cm fresh ginger peeled and minced
- 1 medium to large sweet potato peeled and cubed
- 200 ml (3/4 cup + 4 tsp) water
- 100 ml (1/3 cup + 4 tsp) full fat coconut milk cream and water
- 2 1/2 tsp curry powder
- 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
- 1/4 tsp garam masala
- 1/3 tsp salt or to taste
- 100 g smoked tofu cubed
- 1 can black eyed peas drained of water (240g after discarding the liquid)
- 18 g (1 tbsp) roasted smooth almond butter
- 150 g fresh spinach
- 100 g brown rice
- 240 ml (1 cup) water
- 2.5 ml (1/2 tsp) olive oil
- 10 ml (2 tsp) lemon juice
- 1/8 tsp salt or to taste
- 10 g almonds roasted and crushed
- Roast almonds for the topping at 180 °C for 10 min. Crush them into smaller pieces.
- Cook brown rice in water with 1/2 tsp of olive oil which prevents the rice from sticking. Cook for about 25 min. After it is cooked add lemon juice and salt. Mix together.
- While the rice is cooking heat coconut oil in a larger pot and add chilli flakes and minced ginger. Cook for about 30s.
- Add cubed sweet potato and mix.
- Add water and coconut milk.
- Add curry powder, turmeric, garam masala and salt. Mix together. Bring it to boil then turn to low and cook for 10 min.
- Then add cubed smoked tofu and black eyed peas. Bring it to boil again then turn to low and cook another 5 min.
- Add almond butter and wait for it to melt into curry then add also spinach. Press the spinach into the curry so it wilts. Cook another 5 min.
- Divide brown rice between two bowls. Divide curry mixture between two bowls. Sprinkle crushed roasted almonds on top of curry. Serve warm.