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Roasted Vegetable Curry

January 14, 2013

By Kath Dedon


Roasted Vegetable Curry is one of my favorite vegetarian meals. I have made it several times. Bob’s not so fond of it, but then he doesn’t like sweet potatoes which are a major ingredient.

The original recipe is in Moosewood Restaurant Simple Suppers from The Moosewood Collective. The book is a collection of “fresh ideas for the weeknight table”. Every time I make Roasted Vegetable Curry I remind myself that I really should try a few more recipes from the book.

When I made it this time, I found it to be a bit too mild for our tastes. The heat of the dish will depend on the curry powder that you use and the one I used was quite mild. Had I tasted the sauce before I mixed it with the vegetables (and why didn’t I do that?), I would have added more curry powder or maybe a dash of cayenne. If I had been using a particularly hot curry powder, the two tablespoons may have been too much. So consider the 2 tablespoons of curry powder as a suggested amount and adjust it according to your tastes or your curry powder.

Give Roasted Vegetable Curry a try if you want an easy vegetarian main dish. Especially if you like sweet potatoes!

Roasted Vegetable Curry


Roasted Vegetable Curry

(Adapted from a recipe in Moosewood Restaurant Simple Suppers)


(print the recipe)


Serves 3 (or 4 if served with other dishes)


1 large or 2 small sweet potatoes (about 1 pound total)

1 cup chopped onions

½ small head of cauliflower

2 tablespoons oil (plus a bit more for the pan)

½ teaspoon salt


Curry sauce:

2 teaspoons grated peeled ginger root

2 tablespoons curry powder

½ teaspoon salt

1 cup coconut milk

1 cup diced tomatoes (use canned if you can’t get flavorful fresh tomatoes)

Dash cayenne pepper (optional)


For serving:

Steamed rice

Optional toppings: raisins, chopped toasted nuts, cilantro, cooked peas, chutney


1. Preheat the oven to 450˚.  Spread a small amount of oil on one large or two small rimmed baking sheets.

2. Cut the sweet potatoes into small cubes and cut the cauliflower into small pieces. Put the vegetables in a large bowl with the onions. Toss them all with the oil and ½ teaspoon of salt.

3. Spread the vegetables out in a single layer in the pan(s). Roast for about 20 minutes, stirring once during the roasting time.


Cauliflower, sweet potato, and onion ready to roast

Sweet potatoes and cauliflower



Roasted vegetables


4. While the vegetables roast, combine all of the curry sauce ingredients in a bowl. Taste and adjust for seasoning.


Curry sauce


5. After the vegetables have roasted for about 20 minutes, pour the curry sauce over them. Stir well and roast for an additional 5 minutes or so, until the sauce is hot and the vegetables are tender.

6. Serve over steamed rice with toppings, if desired.


9 Comments leave one →
  1. rcl33 permalink
    January 14, 2013 2:27 pm

    That looks delicious! I have tried so many times to make a good cauliflower curry- I’ll have to give it a try 🙂

    • January 24, 2013 8:46 pm

      I really like the sweet potato with the cauliflower. Hope you like it!

  2. January 19, 2013 8:56 pm

    I need to make this…just packed with goodies! Thanks!

  3. January 22, 2013 5:48 pm

    This was delicious! The flavors together are fantastic. The onions were super mellow and the spices were perfect for my taste. Thank you, thank you!

  4. January 24, 2013 4:59 pm

    What a gorgeous dish. I like Indian food, but Ryan just ADORES it. I can’t wait to try this. He’ll be a very happy man, and I know we’ll both enjoy every last bite.

    • January 24, 2013 8:48 pm

      Thanks, Monet! I think you and Ryan will both love this one. 🙂

  5. August 11, 2021 10:53 am

    Wonderful dish in all seasons, but especially in winter, when the sun and vitamins are so lacking. Bright aroma and taste will not leave anyone indifferent.

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