Creamy Thai Sweet Potato Curry Recipe

Creamy Thai Sweet Potato Curry is an amalgamation recipe of sweet, sour, spicy, nutty and creamy taste and texture. Thai Cuisine is quite enchanting. The abundant use of coconuts, ginger, garlic, peanuts, and chilies gives them a lot of similarity with South Indian coastal cuisine. What stands out is their unique spicy taste from the famous Thai Red Chilies in combination with fresh coconut flavor. The sweet potatoes are first pan or oven roasted and is then cooked in a creamy coconut milk gravy. The aroma of lemongrass, garlic, ginger, turmeric, coconut milk, and the Thai red chilies will make you hungry.  Sweet Potatoes, Onion, Lemon Grass, Coconut milk, Thai Red Curry Paste, Turmeric powder (Haldi), Coconut Oil, Salt, Garlic, Onion, Ginger, Fresh turmeric root, Green Chillies, Roasted Peanuts (Moongphali), Coriander (Dhania) Leaves   2 Sweet Potatoes , peeled and cubed 1 Onion , thinly sliced 1 Lemon Grass , stalk 1 cup Coconut milk 1 teaspoon Thai Red Curry Paste 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi) 1 tablespoon Coconut Oil Salt , to taste Ingredients for the Ground Spice Paste 4 cloves Garlic 1 Onion , or 10 shallots 1 inch Ginger 1/2 inch Fresh turmeric root , or 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder 2 Green Chillies Ingredients for Garnish 5-6 Roasted Peanuts (Moongphali) , crushed Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , finely chopped     10   50     To prepare Creamy Thai Sweet Potato Curry recipe, boil 1 cup of water and add the roughly chopped lemon grass.Let it simmer for 5 minutes. Switch off, drain the broth and set aside.Heat a kadai over a low flame with 2 teaspoons of coconut oil and add the cubed sweet potatoes.Add salt, turmeric powder and sprinkle 1 tablespoon lemon grass water (stir and adjust water to cook the sweet potato till it’s fork tender) and set aside.Heat a pan/kadai with remaining coconut oil. Add the sliced onions and keep stirring till they turn transparent.Now add the ground spice paste and the lemongrass broth. Cover the pan and simmer for 5 minutes.Now add the sweet potatoes and the red Thai curry paste. Mix well and add the coconut milk.Let the gravy cook over low flame for another 5 minutes, add salt and switch off.Garnish with peanuts and cilantro. Serve Creamy Thai Sweet Potato Curry recipe with steaming hot rice for a filling lunch.