Arachne Jerusalem (charis) wrote in vegancooking,
Arachne Jerusalem

Papaya & Sweet Potato Curry

Here's a recipe I came up with while poking around in my fridge trying to use up the odds and ends.
I didn't really measure anything but I'll try and give a good approximation of the amounts I used ...


- 4-6 Tbsp. vegetable oil
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 tsp. cayenne
- 1/4 tsp. cloves
- 1/4 tsp. paprika
- 1/4 tsp. cardamom
- 1/4 tsp. turmeric
- 2-3 Tbsp. maple syrup
- 1 cup of cooked, cubed sweet potato
- 1/2 of a small papaya - seeded, peeled and sliced
- 1/2 cup of peas (I used canned, drained sweet peas)
- 2/3 cup of mushrooms (again I used canned, but I bet fresh button mushies would also be nice)
- steamed basmati rice

At medium heat, I fried the onions until they were slightly caramelised. Then I added all the spices. I added a bit of the maple syrup here so that I could taste-test and adjust the spices to my liking. Then I added in the sweet potato and mixed it around until it was coated in spicy goodness. I added the papaya next, along with the peas, mushrooms and the rest of the maple syrup. I folded it all over a few times with a spatula to get everything coated nicely and then spooned it onto the basmati.

I ate some of it before I thought to take a picture so it's all mixed up with the rice. Plus, apart from these pics I have zero experience taking pics of food and not much more with digital cameras, so they're kinda blurry but ...

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