Thai sweet and spicy vegetable toss

Dress up your side dishes with Exotic Foods Matsaman curry paste. Served hot or cold, this sassy side brightens up any mealtime.

  • 20 mins cooking
  • Serves 6
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  • 4 cup (or 2 medium-size cups) kumara, sliced or diced approximately 2cm thick
  • 1 tablespoon Exotic Foods sesame oil
  • 3 cup broccoli (1 large broccoli head) cut into florets
  • 4 tablespoon tahini
  • juice of 2 lemons
  • 1 tablespoon Exotic Foods Matsaman curry paste
  • 1 ½ -2 tablespoons honey (according to taste)
  • 1/4 cup Exotic Foods coconut milk
  • 2 cup thinly sliced red or green cabbage
  • fresh herbs to decorate (optional)
  • 1/4 cup toasted cashews, for garnish


  • 1
    Preheat oven to 180°C. Place kumara on a baking paper-lined tray, drizzle with oil and bake for 20 minutes or until just tender. Steam broccoli for 4 minutes or until cooked.
  • 2
    In a small bowl, combine tahini, lemon juice, curry paste and honey, with enough coconut milk to form a dressing consistency and mix well.
  • 3
    Combine cooked kumara, broccoli and sliced red cabbage in a mixing bowl, add dressing and toss to coat. Sprinkle with fresh coriander and toasted cashews if desired.


  • Turn this side dish into a main dish by serving in bowls topped with cooked shredded chicken or slices of seared steak or tuna.