Best Vegan Curry

What I love most about this vegan curry is how simple it is. But simple doesn’t mean bland. Not at all. 

In fact this has so much flavor going on that you’re going to totally fall in love with it, yet it’s easy enough to become a regular week night meal. 

It’s also really versatile and you can use different veggies or play around with the spices. It’s just fantastic when you want to get your curry fix but don’t want to work too hard for it. 

And if you love a fabulous (but simple) vegan curry, then also check out our vegan chickpea curry! 


Full instructions and measurements can always be found in the recipe card at the bottom of the post. 

  1. Add olive oil to a pot along with minced ginger, crushed garlic, chopped onion, curry powder, ground coriander, ground cumin, ground turmeric, and cayenne pepper. Sauté until the onions are softened. 
  2. Add in chopped sweet potatoes, tomato paste, canned chopped tomatoes, vegetable stock, and coconut milk. Bring to a simmer and then cover the pot and leave to simmer until the potatoes are slightly softened and close to ready but not all the way cooked. 
  3. Add in broccoli and cauliflower florets and sliced zucchini and simmer until the veggies are al dente and the potatoes are soft and firm. 
  4. Add in baby spinach and a little coconut sugar (for flavor balance) and simmer until the spinach is just wilted. 
  5. Serve with basmati rice and fresh chopped cilantro. 


Curry Powder: We used a mild curry powder so that this curry is beautifully mild and delicious. If you want it to be more spicy then you can use a spicier curry powder or just use more curry powder than we did. 

Sweet Potato: This can be switched for regular white potato as well.

Veggies: We used a mix of broccoli and cauliflower florets and sliced zucchini and baby spinach. You could use the same veggies or try adding different veggies like mushrooms, sugar snap peas, baby corn, kale etc. 

Coconut Milk: We used full fat canned unsweetened coconut milk and this will have the best results in this recipe.

Cooking Time: The sweet potato takes longest to cook and then comes the broccoli/cauliflower/zucchini and finally the baby spinach is ready in the shortest time.

This is why we add the veggies gradually. The broccoli/cauliflower/zucchini goes in when the sweet potato is almost cooked and then the spinach goes in last and only cooks until just wilted. If the veggies go in too early then they get overcooked and mushy. It’s not the end of the world if this happens! But it’s ideal if you add the veggies in stages so that everything is perfectly cooked and not over-cooked in the end result. 


Leftovers keep very well in the fridge for 3-4 days and can be reheated in the microwave. This is also freezer friendly if you want to freeze it. Let it thaw overnight in the fridge and then reheat as usual. 

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