Easy Vegan Coconut Curry with Tofu


This vegan coconut curry is spicy and tasty! It makes your kitchen smell good. It uses no animal products. Serve with brown rice, quinoa, or noodles.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
4 servings


  • 1 medium sweet potato, cubed

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced

  • 1 (8 ounce) container extra-firm tofu, drained and cubed

  • 1 cup frozen peas

  • 1 ½ tablespoons curry powder, or to taste

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • salt to taste

  • 5 leaves fresh basil, cut into strips

  • 1 (14 ounce) can coconut milk

  • 1 small red bell pepper, cut into strips

  • 1 small green bell pepper, cut into strips

  • 1 small yellow bell pepper, cut into strips

  • 1 bunch cilantro, chopped


  1. Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to a boil. Add sweet potatoes, cover, and steam until cooked through but slightly firm, 10 to 15 minutes.

  2. Heat oil in a wok or frying pan over medium-high heat. Add onion and saute until tender, about 5 minutes. Add tofu and saute until browned, 5 to 7 minutes. Add sweet potatoes and peas, followed by curry powder, brown sugar, cumin, cinnamon, and salt.

  3. Add basil. Pour in coconut milk, slowly, while stirring. Reduce heat and let simmer until thickened, about 20 minutes. Serve with bell peppers and cilantro.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

396 Calories
28g Fat
32g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 396
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g 36%
Saturated Fat 20g 98%
Sodium 103mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 7g 26%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 88mg 440%
Calcium 286mg 22%
Iron 9mg 49%
Potassium 809mg 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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