Cabbage with Sweet Potato In Coconut Milk

by Erica Dinho on January 18, 2012

Cabbage with Coconut Milk and Potatoes

Serve this delicious and comforting meatless cabbage dish without mentioning that it’s vegetarian and nobody will miss the meat, I promise ;-) It’s so tasty you’ll even be asked for the recipe by meat lovers, like me.

Served it with white plain rice on the side.

Buen provecho!

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(4 servings)

  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 large white potato, peeled and diced
  • 1 small cabbage, shredded
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • Juice of half a lime
  • 2 cups frozen peas


  1. In a large saute pan, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the pepper flakes, onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until beginning to soften, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the garlic, ground cumin, curry powder and cook, stirring, about 1 minute.
  3. Add the vegetable broth, coconut milk, tomato sauce, tomato paste, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil and reduce the heat to medium-low.
  4. Add the potatoes, cabbage and shredded coconut. Cover and cook about 30 minutes. Add the lime juice and peas. Stir well and cook for 2 minute more. Serve warm on top of white rice.
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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Belinda @zomppa January 18, 2012 at 1:19 PM

Doesn’t look like it’s missing anything!


2 Karen January 18, 2012 at 4:26 PM

Oh my, this sounds and looks just delicious! I’m copying the recipe right now so I can make it :)


3 nammi January 18, 2012 at 10:37 PM

yumm looks delicious , have a nice day Erica


4 Nancy January 20, 2012 at 2:04 PM

Thank you for all the recipes. I used three of them for dinner last night to celebrate my Columbian sponsored daughter’s (with Compassion International) birthday. My family loved them all! We had the Cabbage with sweet potato and coconut milk, Avocado-Corn Salad with lime vinaigrette (my favorite) and Pineapple-coconut crisp with vanilla ice cream. Delicious, and fun to do a Columbian night! Thanks!


5 Chris January 22, 2012 at 4:45 PM

This sounds exceptional, Erica, and the color is so vibrant that it’s really eye catching.


6 Erica January 23, 2012 at 9:01 PM

Thank you everyone for visiting my site!


7 Betty January 29, 2012 at 5:12 PM

I volunteered to make dinner for some Columbian and American friends. I saw your recipes and they looked so good that I thought I’d try them out. I made the Chicken wings with ilantro Sauce, Shredded Beef, Cole Slaw, Cabbage and Potatoes, and the Torta de Arequipe. Needles to say, I spent the afternoon cooking, but everyone loved it. My favorites were the Torta, Cabbage and Potatoes and the Cole Slaw! Thanks for the great recipes.


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