Sweet Potato, Cauliflower and Peanut Stew

I don’t know about you but all I want to eat at this time of year is warm and comforting bowls of deliciously spicy steaming vegetables – when the weather is cold and grey this certainly hits the spot.

My sweet potato, cauliflower and peanut stew is a wonderful combination of nourishing vegetables with a creamy nutty sauce, then topped with more toasted peanuts of crunch. Perfect just as it is or with quinoa or flatbreads.

You can add as much peanut butter as you like – according to your personal taste, but I like mine super peanutty so I added 3 big tbsps. Delicious!

I hope you love this as much as me, I’d love to hear what you think?


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  4 servings
  15 minutes preparation time
  20 minutes cook time


  • 6 shallots roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic sliced
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 6 tomatoes chopped
  • 1 can organic light coconut milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 sweet potato peeled and cubed
  • 1 small cauliflower chopped
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 3 tbsp crunchy peanut butter
  • Juice 1/2 lime
  • 1 tsp tamari
  • Chilli flakes
  • Toasted peanuts
  • Coriander


  1. 1. Add the oil to a large pan with a lid and heat to a medium heat then add in the shallots. Fry for aprox 8-10 minutes until soft and browning.
  2. Add in the garlic, cumin seeds & turmeric. Stir for a 30 seconds or so.
  3. Next add add in the chopped tomatoes and cook for a further 5-6 minutes then add in the water, coconut milk, sweet potatoes and cauliflower.
  4. Simmer for 20 minutes with the lid on until the sweet potatoes and cauliflower are tender.
  5. Stir in the peanut butter, lime juice, tamari, chilli flakes, salt and pepper. Simmer for a couple of minutes.
  6. Top with toasted peanuts and fresh coriander.

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  1. Dawn Ali on January 28, 2018 at 1:01 am

    As a foodie-absolutely magnifique!!!!

    • Niki on February 1, 2018 at 3:19 pm

      Thank you so much Dawn! x

  2. Cassie Thuvan Tran on January 28, 2018 at 10:03 pm

    I could eat warm stew almost ANY DAY! This peanut and sweet potato stew would definitely be a staple of mine if I try it out. Looks like this will be going into my recipe bucket list!

    • Niki on February 1, 2018 at 3:18 pm

      Happy days! So glad you like it Cassie

  3. Sara on January 30, 2018 at 3:14 pm

    Hi there would love to try this but am nightshade free – would it work with tomatoes?

    • Niki on February 1, 2018 at 3:18 pm

      Hey Sara
      Absolutely! Just leave the tomatoes out and add a little veg stock.
      Love, Niki xx

  4. Rachel Smith on January 30, 2018 at 5:27 pm

    Thank you so much for this beautiful recipe Niki, I know it’s going to become a regular for me! It’s so easy, but so delicious. I actually had the leftovers for lunch and it tasted even better the next day which is always a winner for me! x

    • Niki on February 1, 2018 at 3:17 pm

      Hey Rachel
      So glad you like it! I do exactly the same, so tasty the next day!
      Love, Niki xx

  5. Hagy on March 20, 2018 at 3:44 pm

    I don’t have tamari can I substitute that with something else ?
    Also looking for Passover Seder options. Any suggestions ?

    • Niki on April 4, 2018 at 11:39 am

      Hi Hagy
      Yes absolutely. You can use Soy or just 1tsp more sea salt.
      I think i missed in time for Passover – so sorry!
      Best wishes
      Niki x

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  8. Rachel on April 30, 2018 at 10:47 pm

    Looks yummy although no one in the house likes cauliflower, what would you suggest as an alternative? Can not wait to make this x

    • Niki on May 8, 2018 at 8:40 pm

      Thank you Rachel
      This works with any of your favourite veg. Broccoli, courgette, mushroom are all great.

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  10. Cazza P on June 22, 2018 at 8:17 pm

    Made this meal this evening for dinner and had it with sticky rice. It was delicious! We like our food a little spicier, so I added more chilli. Thank you for this recipe, I’ll definitely make it again.

    • Niki on June 23, 2018 at 11:09 pm

      Amazing! So glad you enjoyed.
      I love adding extra chillis too xx

  11. Gabriele on July 27, 2018 at 5:46 pm

    Just made this and it’s amazing! I didn’t have fresh tomatoes so used a can instead and added some peas for extra protein. Super delicious!

    • Niki on July 28, 2018 at 1:12 pm

      Sounds good to me Gabriele!
      So happy this like xxx

  12. Chrissy on September 5, 2018 at 5:27 am

    Hi, in the directions when you talk about adding turmeric it says “turmeric coriander” is there supposed to be coriander added then also?

    • Niki on September 6, 2018 at 12:29 pm

      Hi Chrissy
      Just turmeric. I’ve removed.

      Best wishes
      Niki xx

  13. June on December 18, 2018 at 2:40 am

    I absolutely love this stew. It is so savory, flavorful and comforting. Plus it is an easy recipe to follow. Great directions!

    I substituted the peanut butter for almond butter and used squash instead of sweet potato. I also added spinach at the end and chicken for a little protein. I bet you could even use tofu to keep it vegetarian. Most importantly, your original recipe is wonderful and I know for sure, it will be a family favorite.

    Thanks again for sharing!

    • Niki on December 30, 2018 at 4:16 am

      Hi June
      I’m so happy you love it. One of my favourites too.
      My best
      Niki xx

  14. Hilda on February 23, 2019 at 6:19 pm

    Hi Niki,

    Can I use cumin powder instead of the seeds? Also, I hate the flavor and smell of coconut!!! I know, I know…I’m ridiculous, hehehe…what can I sub the coconut milk with?

    • Niki on February 24, 2019 at 9:17 pm

      Hi Hilda
      Definitely sub for ground cumin.
      You can use any plant based milk instead of the coconut 🤗
      Niki x

  15. Helen Lees on February 24, 2019 at 9:03 pm

    Just made this for the first time – delicious!

    • Niki on February 24, 2019 at 9:15 pm

      Hey Helen
      So happy you liked xxx

  16. Elyse Lithgow on June 7, 2019 at 11:22 pm

    Yum!! Just wondering what size can of coconut milk? 400ml? Thanks!

    • Niki on November 4, 2019 at 7:35 pm

      Hi Elyse
      yes absolutely 400ml.
      Niki xxx

  17. Lydia on July 20, 2019 at 1:22 am

    What volume of coconut milk should be added? There are many sizes of canned coconut milk!

    • Niki on November 4, 2019 at 7:35 pm

      Aww its 400ml.
      Niki xxx

  18. JO on October 15, 2019 at 2:38 pm

    would this work in a slow cooker

    • Niki on November 4, 2019 at 7:36 pm

      Hi Jo
      I think so but the veg may get very soft.
      Niki xxx

  19. Kate on February 7, 2020 at 9:41 pm

    My first recipe from your website. Absolutely delicious! Thanks 😉

    • Niki on February 11, 2020 at 11:52 am

      So happy to hear Kate!
      Niki xxx

  20. Elena on February 26, 2020 at 4:29 pm

    Hi Niki,

    Just commenting on the recipe while eating a huge bowl of it!! All I can say is this dish has been the tastiest veggie dish in my life ever, and I think I could eat it like all year round 24-7. It’s got bags of flavour, fragrance and colour and I’m already planning on cooking it for my friends next time we invite them round. My husband has been the veggie spice-packed curries and stews master in our family.. haha, not anymore!!)) I definitely recommend this recipe to everyone, and a good bonus for me is that now I know how to use that damned jar of cumin seeds, as usually I only use them ground ))
    I actually modified the recipe as I didn’t have limes so used lemons, my cauliflower remained quite crunchy, that’s how I eat it anyway but for my husband next time I’ll try frozen as I think it will soften better. Also I added canned tomatoes instead of real ones and 2 cans of coconut milk as I love when my dish is smothered in it )) next time I’ll modify it by adding canned chickpeas, also I think some spinach can’t wait to wilt in there, and maybe mushrooms will add a lovely note, as well. Literally any veggies you’ve got in your fridge – throw ’em in and enjoy! Thank you Niki xx

    • Niki on February 28, 2020 at 9:13 am

      Amazing Elena!
      Love all your additions.. more coconut sounds yummy.
      Much love
      Niki xxx

  21. Sue on March 9, 2020 at 7:37 pm

    Yum yum yum perfect winter stew. Added some spinach towards the end which added that bit of green my heart always desires 😉 this is definitely a keeper. Thanks Nikki

    • Niki on March 9, 2020 at 10:23 pm

      Love the addition of spinach!
      Thanks Sue xxx

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  23. Hannah on April 6, 2020 at 5:32 pm

    Love this recipe so much I bought your book, which is full of fab things

    • Niki on April 6, 2020 at 6:54 pm

      Hi Hannah
      Oh wonderful! So happy to hear.
      Much love
      Niki xxx

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