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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34 comments on “Sweet potato, coconut & lentil curry with cauliflower rice in the Thermomix”

  1. 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

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

    • 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. 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. 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!

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

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

  7. 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!

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

    Anyone tried it?

  9. 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.

  10. 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!

  11. Came across your recipe while looking for advice on how to cook lentils in the Thermo. So, instead of making what I had planned I made your recipe tonight and YUM!!! With a few sweet potatoes needing to be used ASAP and a whole cauliflower – it was perfect. My hubby loved it and had an encore serve. Well done and thank you for sharing.

  12. What size are the cans of coconut milk? And also (my first time using tinned lentils…) do you drain the lentils? Thanks!!

    • Hi Christie, I use 400g can of coconut milk/cream and I do drain the lentils. I’ve made this more times than I can count and each time the whole family loves it!!

  13. This recipe is AMAZING! It’s my one go to recipe when we host others, including their kids, and it’s so easy to make and absolutely delicious. I did have to cut down the time I cooked the sweet potato for as it all ended up a bit too mushy, and I wasn’t 100% sure about the 2 cans of coconut cream and 1 of milk- where exactly they should be used, but i’ve refined it somewhat now and I’m just so thankful for this recipe 🙂 Looking forward to trying a few more!

  14. MrsD you’ve done it again! Made this last night and it’s a hit with the entire family (a rare thing) from the 3 year old to the 45y old meat loving man. I try not to cook with oil, so swapped that for water, and added a bowlful of mixed frozen veggies – was delicious! I like mine a little hotter, so added some Rendang curry paste to my own bowl(s). My daughter requested it for breakfast this morning and wanted to take some to school but we couldn’t find her thermos so she missed out. I’ve had two bowls for lunch, though am mindful to keep enough for my daughter when she gets home from school or I’m sure I’d be in the bad books.
    I’ve just started making a list of my top 20 plant based recipes that please the entire family – this is straight on there. Thank you!

  15. This was a massive hit with very fussy 3yo and 10mo and husband who only wants meat. Thank you so much, will be added to the dinner list

  16. It’s so delicious I made it for my Vegan friends. I added spinach leaves right at the end and they wilted perfectly by the time we ate it. They were very impressed and want the recipe though they don’t have a thermomix. I love my thermomix. (Adapting it is easy)
    PS I didn’t do the cauliflower rice as I couldn’t be bothered as I was taking it somewhere so they just made rice. Will do so next time.

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