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Sri Lankan Spicy Green Apple Curry

I've been so eager for fall mostly to get away from zucchini and corn already. I love both very much, but it's time for us to go on a break.

I've done lots of Googling over the past 4 years to find savory vegan recipes with #apples. Sure there have been a few soups, stews, and salads, but the apples usually have to share the spotlight with parnips, squash, fake meat and even coconut. This recipe is the most unique apple recipe I've ever made and a far cry from what you think of when you think about autumn apple recipes.

Sri Lankan Spicy Green Apple Curry

Source: Flavor Bender | Serves: 2-3 | Time: 45 min

Changes: used crushed red pepper instead of slicing up fresh ones; used standard curry powder instead of the Sri Lankan; replaced brown sugar with coconut sugar; and got real with it and used Bing Crisp instead of apple cider. I think it added a fun zing to the meal.


3 tbsp coconut oil

1 1/2 tsp mustard seeds

1/2 medium onion, roughly chopped

2 bay leaves dried

1 green jalapeno, chopped

1/2 tsp crushed red pepper

1 tbsp curry powder

1/4 tsp turmeric powder

1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

2 large Granny Smith apples, sliced as thin as you want

2 garlic cloves, finely chopped

1 tbsp coconut sugar

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 cup coconut milk

1/3 cup Bing Crisp (make sure to stir all the bubbles out or use apple cider)

Additional salt to taste

Rice or another grain, to serve (I did Moroccan couscous)


Heat the oil over medium heat in a non-stick saucepan or skillet.

Add the onions, bay leaves, jalapenos, crushed red pepper and mustard seeds, and saute for a few minutes till onions are softened.

Add the curry powder, turmeric and cayenne and mix for about 30 seconds, just until you start to smell the spices.

Add the sliced/quartered apples, garlic, salt and sugar and cook on medium high heat for a few minutes while gently coating the apples all over with the spices.

Cook the apples for about 10 minutes, uncovered, stirring occasionally. The apples will start to soften slightly.

Add the coconut milk and Bing Crisp and stir through with the apples. Keep on the stove for another 5 - 10 minutes covered, until the apples soften.

Taste and add salt as needed. Serve with your grain and enjoy!

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