Indian Curry Sweet Potato Chowder Dinner

Make weeknight dinner fast and easy. Here's a main course recipe and three suggestions for rounding it out into a complete meal. Find out how to effortlessly dress up starters, sides, and desserts to fit the meal's main course.

The Menu

Curried Sweet Potato Chowder is the perfect starter for an Indian-themed menu. Add Tandoori Chicken Kebabs, Mint Yogurt Sauce, and Basmati Rice with Pine Nuts to complete it. Buy chicken cut for stir-fry to make prep faster, and look for Tandoori sauce or seasoning in the ethnic aisle. You only use 3/4 cup peas for the soup, so if you buy a 10-ounce package of frozen peas for preparing it, toss the extra into the rice when it's just cooked -- it'll add color and flavor and will be even more authentic.

Curried Sweet Potato Chowder


Tandoori Chicken Kebabs

Marinate sliced chicken in Tandoori sauce, then thread onto skewers. Grill outside or in a countertop grilling machine.

Mint Yogurt Sauce

Peel and seed a large cucumber. Shred into a bowl; add a 6-ounce container of plain yogurt, chopped fresh mint, salt, pepper, and 1 large garlic clove that has been pressed through a garlic press.

Basmati Rice with Pine Nuts

Prepare Basmati or Texmati rice according to package directions. When cooked, fluff with fork and stir in toasted pine nuts.