Adding a little sweetness and spice to your Ayurvedic meal time
Our recipe for Mango Sweet Potato Ayurvedic Curry is one of the most delicious meals we’ve tested. When we were first talking about the recipe it sounded great, but then Kim had a thought mid-prep… “What if we added a tablespoon of our Golden Milk Turmeric Latte Mix to it to help balance the curry paste?” She did just that, and at first taste, our eyes widened and we were speechless! The level and depth of flavor was indescribable. When cooking the recipe in our kitchen here at Farmtrue, we all kept going over the stove, smelling the pot, and just reveling in the decadent smell. We wish we could bottle it up for you to experience. We love incorporating warming curry dishes during the late winter/early spring months to help balance the qualities of the season and rekindle the digestive fire.
While of course flavor is of the utmost importance when preparing a meal, the ingredients and how they can nourish and benefit your body is just as important. Mangos are known as the “King of Fruits” that have a luscious and sweet flavor that can be balancing for all three doshas (what dosha are you?). Acting as a natural energizer, mangos are also rich in antioxidants like beta carotene and vitamin C. Mangos aid in building a strong immune system, elimination of waste, and prevention of constipation. Mangos are also high in iron which not only helps with anemia but stimulates blood purification and liver support. But it is how these mangos cook down and uniquely flavor the broth that has us a believer!
Sweet potatoes are pacifying and satiating to Kapha. They tend to feel lighter in the stomach versus other ‘comfort foods’ which can often feel heavy and slow down your body’s systems. Sweet potatoes contain ample amounts of fiber which encourages strong elimination and keeping a smooth-running digestive system. Despite being called ‘sweet’, the vegetable can actually help to stabilize blood sugar levels. Sweet potatoes are especially beneficial during this time year as we start thinking about the spring to help restore the proper functionality to our bodies. They help to strengthen the liver, make your stomach feel satisfied, full of balanced nutrition, supportive of your heart, circulation, and eyes.
We’ve made curries before with curry powder, but tried this paste as the recommendation of our friends at Fiddleheads Food Co-op and haven’t looked back! Using a curry paste adds layers of flavor from the added ingredients and oils that don’t require much additional seasoning. The paste includes chili peppers which help stimulate the digestive and circulatory systems as well as fight off colds and congestion. Not only is the Golden Milk Turmeric Latte mix an added boost of flavor, but also of immune system building ingredients.
You don’t have to have fancy ingredients or techniques nor a ton of time to make this nourishing, warming, balanced, and healthy dish for your family. Show us your version of this delicious sweet potato mango curry by tagging us at @Farmtrue!
Heat a large cast-iron or metal skillet with a high rim over medium heat. Once hot, add ghee, scallions, ginger, and garlic. Add a pinch of sea salt and sauté for 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently. Add carrots, sweet potato, peppers, red curry paste, “golden milk” latte mix, and stir. Cook for 2-5 minutes more. Add vegetable broth, coconut milk, and sea salt. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Once simmering, add the mangos and chickpeas; reduce heat slightly. You want a simmer, not a boil, which should be around low to medium-low heat depending on your cooktop. Cook for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally, to soften the sweet potatoes and carrots. After they are softened, add the lime juice. Once the broth is well seasoned and the peppers are softened, add the broccoli and bok choy. Simmer for 5 minutes more over low to medium-low heat. Add chopped cilantro. Serve over rice with additional cilantro for garnish and sliced jalapeño if desired.