Apple Coconut Curry on Basmati Rice


This recipe for apple coconut curry is an entry in our Spring Fling Dairy-Free Recipe Contest, created and submitted by Brenda Washnock. To qualify, the recipe includes Coconut Milk Beverage and Yogurt by So Delicious Dairy Free.

Apple Coconut Curry on Basmati Rice

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Special Diet Notes & Options: Apple Coconut Curry

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, peanut-free, optionally soy-free (depending on the dairy-free margarine you use), vegan, and vegetarian.

Apple Coconut Curry on Basmati Rice
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Read the recipe through first, as a good deal of prep work is required.
Serves: 4
Coriander Crème Fraiche:
Apple Coconut Curry:
To Serve:
  • Prepared basmati rice (to serve 4)
  • 1 sweet potato chopped into ½-inch cubes and roasted with salt and olive oil
  • 1 yellow pepper, sliced and sautéed in olive oil
  • ½ red onion, sliced and sautéed in olive oil
  • Unsalted cashews
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Dairy-free naan
Coriander Crème Fraiche:
  1. Mix the 2 ingredients and let sit at room temperature for 6 hours. Then, refrigerate for 24 hours.
Apple Coconut Curry:
  1. Sauté onion in 2 tablespoons olive oil until translucent. Add apples and cook at medium-high heat for 5 minutes.
  2. In a small bowl mix the coconut milk beverage, remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil and curry powder vigorously. Add to the skillet, turn heat down to medium, and cook for about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the salt and margarine, reduce the heat to low, and continue to cook for 20 minutes.
  4. Pour half of the curry into your blender and puree. Return the puree to the the pan.
To Serve:
  1. Divide the rice between 4 plates. Drizzle on the curry and the crème fraiche. Top with sweet potatoes, sautéed veggies, cashews and then whole cilantro leaves.
  2. Serve with wedges of naan.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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