Curries, Vegan, Vegan Main Dishes

Mushroom and Sweet Potato Curry. Khumbi Ki Shakarkand.

A deliciously hot, sweet, sharp, sour curry.

Cooked gently with a double lid to retain moisture and flavour.

It’s really nice.

Serve with fluffy white steamed rice…..

Khumbi ki Shakarkand



for 2-3


  • 3tbs. vegetable ghee /  or grapeseed oil

    finely chopped onion, dice sweet potato 1cm…finely grated ginger and crushed garlic spices, chopped skinned tomatoes, sliced mushrooms
  • 250gms. mushrooms
  • approx: 250gms. sweet potato
  • 1 large onion
  • approx. 200gms.large tomatoes
  • 100 ml. water
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2cm stick of fresh ginger
  • 2 tsps. coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp. cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp.turmeric
  • 1 tsp. chilli powder
  • pinch of fenugreek
  • 1.5 tsps. salt
  • juice 1 small lemon
  • 1 tsp.raw unrefined muscovado sugar



  • Slice mushrooms.
  • Peel and dice sweet potato.  ( about 1 – 1.5 cm square).
  • Peel and crush garlic cloves.
  • Peel and grate ginger.
  • Grind spices and salt together to a fine powder.
  • Skin and finely chop tomatoes.
  • In a deep sided pan, heat 3 tbs. oil/ghee.
  • Add finely chopped onion : saute 3mins.
  • Add ginger and garlic: sauté 1min.
  • Add ground spices and salt: sauté 20 secs.
  • Add diced sweet potato. Reduce heat a little.  Sauté: 3 mins.
  • Add mushrooms.  Sauté 2 mins.
  • Stir to combine everything.
  • Add chopped tomatoes and 100ml. water.
  • Bring to a gentle boil.
  • Cover with silver foil, and then place lid on top.  Scrunch silver foil around edges of lid so nothing can escape!  Ha.
  • Reduce heat to lowest setting.  Use a diffuser if necessary.
  • Cook for 40 mins. or so, until sweet potato is tender.
  • Shortly before serving, add lemon juice and sugar.
  • Taste.  Adjust seasonings and flavours accordingly.
  • Stir in.  Simmer for a further 5 mins.


Serve piping hot with steamed rice, coconut yogurt and a sweet chutney, and a handful of chopped fresh coriander.

mushroom and sweet potato curry with rice and coconut yogurt

The mellow sweetness of coconut yogurt goes particularly well with this hot, sweet sharp, sour curry.














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