sweet potato, coconut and lentil curry with cauliflower rice I really struggled with this recipe.  Not with cooking it or eating it, but trying to make it look pretty so I could get a good photo of it to show you all.  I’m not sure I did it any justice, but it was the best I could get.  It’s just one of those ‘ugly dishes’ that tastes fabulous.  It actually reminded me of a series called the good, the yum and the ugly that my friend Amanda does on her blog, Cooker and a Looker.

Anyway, this was the first time I have served my kids cauliflower rice and I was a bit nervous it would get rejected.  Luckily (disguised in coconut milk) they absolutely loved it.  No more winters carbs in this house!!  This thermomix recipe is a winner. sweet potato, coconut and lentil soup with cauliflower rice

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Sweet potato, coconut & lentil curry with cauliflower rice in the Thermomix
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Not the prettiest dish to look at but absolutely delicious to eat and super healthy too. Perfect for the whole family.
Recipe type: Thermomix
Serves: 4-6
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbs coconut oil (or olive oil)
  • 600g of 1 cm cubed sweet potatoes
  • 1 tin brown lentils
  • 1 heaped tsp curry powder
  • 1 tbs chicken or vegetable stock paste
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tsp rice malt syrup or honey
  • 1 tin coconut milk or cream
  • 1 whole head cauliflower
  • 400g water
  • 2 tins coconut milk
  • plain yoghurt and chopped parsley for topping
  1. Chop the onion and garlic together for 5 seconds on speed 6.
  2. Add the oil and curry powder and saute for 3.5 minutes on 100 degrees, reverse speed soft.
  3. Add the sweet potatoes, coconut cream and stock paste and cook for 12 minutes at 100 degrees on reverse speed soft.
  4. Add the lentils, tomatoes and honey and continue to cook as above for a further 15 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are soft.
  5. Transfer to an oven proof dish and set it aside.
  6. To make the rice:
  7. Roughly chop the cauliflower into chunks with a knife, removing the leaves and stalk.
  8. Place a third of the cauliflower into the thermomix bowl and chop for 5 seconds on speed 5. Tip it into the rice basket.
  9. Repeat until all the cauliflower looks like rice and is in the basket.
  10. Add the coconut milk and water to the bowl and insert the basket with the cauliflower.
  11. Cook on varmoma temperature at speed 4 for 15 minutes.
  12. Let it drain for a couple of minutes and them serve it up with your delicious curry.
  13. Top it with some plain yoghurt and chopped parsley.


I’ve also discovered that mashing the cauliflower rice (minus the coconut milk) with some butter and cheese is also delicious. Who would have though it??

Have you tried cauliflower rice or mash yet?

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20 Comments on Sweet potato, coconut & lentil curry with cauliflower rice in the Thermomix

  1. Lucy @ Bake Play Smile
    June 5, 2015 at 4:19 pm (2 years ago)

    YUM!!!! Oh Robyn this is right up my alley! I absolutely love sweet potato! I’m definitely going to make this over the long weekend! Thanks for linking up with our Fabulous Foodie Fridays xx

    • robyndebeer@mac.com
      June 7, 2015 at 9:34 am (2 years ago)

      Oh I hope you guys like it. We live on sweet potatoes here – love them x

    • robyndebeer@mac.com
      June 7, 2015 at 9:35 am (2 years ago)

      Yep, the coconut milk makes all the difference doesn’t it 🙂

    • robyndebeer@mac.com
      June 7, 2015 at 9:35 am (2 years ago)

      You’ll have to let me know how it turns out xx

  2. Sara Camier
    July 9, 2015 at 8:58 am (2 years ago)

    I don’t have a thermomix, but I’m going to try making this anyway! Excuse my ignorance, but what is stock paste?

    • robyndebeer@mac.com
      July 14, 2015 at 4:33 pm (2 years ago)

      Hi Sara, stock paste is just pure veggie stock that I mix up with water. Normal liquid stock will do the job. I hope you all enjoy it, it’s one of my favourites 🙂

  3. Kate
    October 7, 2015 at 10:33 pm (2 years ago)

    I just made this tonight and it was delicious. So much lighter than the usual curry and rice. I shall be making this again!

  4. Teresa
    December 10, 2015 at 6:36 pm (1 year ago)

    My 14 year old son made this recipe tonight. Delicious! There was none left after we all ate third helpings. ?

  5. Bridget
    January 17, 2016 at 2:54 pm (1 year ago)

    Was absolutely delicious. I couldn’t get over how flavoursome it was.

    Coconut rice was amazing too

  6. Joanne
    January 24, 2016 at 8:55 pm (1 year ago)

    I made this today after getting home late. It was so easy to make and i had everything in the pantry. I was so worried my 2 and 4 year old wouldn’t eat it. They both loved it! Not one complaint! Thank you so much!

  7. fiona
    April 5, 2016 at 7:22 pm (1 year ago)

    Made this tonight. Thought I’d get resistance because of the lentils but it went down an absolute treat with the family! Thank you.

  8. Lainey
    April 30, 2016 at 7:23 pm (12 months ago)

    Absolutely perfect! Our third week with the regular inclusion of this and the butter chicken! Thank you Robyn! 😊

  9. Janelle Torpy
    June 19, 2016 at 1:20 pm (10 months ago)

    A really quick and easy meal that tastes delicious. I have been making this once a week for a while now and still loving it. Thanks for making my life a bit easier!

  10. Fiona
    September 2, 2016 at 5:13 pm (8 months ago)

    Hello, I’m wondering how potato would go? My teens don’t like sweet potato, among many other things!

    Anyone tried it?

    • Danielle
      January 31, 2017 at 10:15 pm (3 months ago)

      Yes I did it with normal potato. Was fine 🙂

  11. Danielle
    January 31, 2017 at 8:58 pm (3 months ago)

    Just made this for dinner tonight… DELSIH!!!! This will definitely become a weeknight fave.

  12. Jan
    February 4, 2017 at 7:02 pm (3 months ago)

    Does the Cauliflower absorb the coconut milk, or do you discard it after cooking, I might find that hard to do, if not what else would you use it for.

  13. MrsM
    April 8, 2017 at 10:20 pm (3 weeks ago)

    This recipe is absolutely amazing! We made it the other night and couldn’t get enough of it. Thanks so much! Making it for a veggie friend who is coming to stay this week too!


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