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Sweet Potato and Chickpea Curry

Sweet Potato and Chickpea Curry

Looking for a flavorful and satisfying vegan recipe? Look no further than this delicious Sweet Potato and Chickpea Curry. Packed with hearty sweet potatoes and protein-rich chickpeas, this curry is sure to become a favorite in your household. Not only is it easy to make, but it's also a great option for those following a vegan diet. Let's get started!

Prep Time Cook Time Total Time Servings
15 mins 30 mins 45 mins 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (30 ml)
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger (15 g)
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder (10 g)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin (5 g)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric (2.5 g)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (1.25 g) (adjust according to spice preference)
  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can diced tomatoes (14 oz/400 g)
  • 1 cup vegetable broth (240 ml)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh cilantro, for garnish

Note: Feel free to adjust the spice level according to your preference. You can also add other vegetables like bell peppers or spinach for extra flavor and nutrition.

Cooking Instructions

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the diced onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the minced garlic and grated ginger to the pot. Cook for an additional 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
  3. Stir in the curry powder, ground cumin, ground turmeric, and cayenne pepper. Cook for another minute to toast the spices.
  4. Add the cubed sweet potatoes, drained chickpeas, diced tomatoes, and vegetable broth to the pot. Stir well to combine all the ingredients.
  5. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and cover the pot. Simmer for about 20-25 minutes, or until the sweet potatoes are tender.
  6. Season with salt and pepper to taste. If desired, you can adjust the consistency of the curry by adding more vegetable broth.
  7. Serve the Sweet Potato and Chickpea Curry hot, garnished with fresh cilantro. It pairs perfectly with steamed rice or naan bread.

Serving Suggestions

This Sweet Potato and Chickpea Curry is a versatile dish that can be enjoyed on its own or served with rice, quinoa, or naan bread. It's a great option for a cozy weeknight dinner or for entertaining guests. The flavors of this curry develop even more the next day, so it's also a fantastic option for meal prepping. Whether you're a vegan or simply looking to incorporate more plant-based meals into your diet, this curry is a winner. Enjoy!

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