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Sweet Potato and Chickpea Curry

Sweet Potato and Chickpea Curry

Are you looking for a delicious and hearty vegetarian recipe? Look no further! This Sweet Potato and Chickpea Curry is packed with flavor and will satisfy your taste buds. It's the perfect dish for a cozy dinner or when you're craving something warm and comforting. Let's get started!

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

Ingredients

  • 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed (450g)
  • 1 can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed (15 oz)
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 can of coconut milk (13.5 oz)
  • 2 tablespoons of curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper (optional for extra heat)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped (for garnish)
  • Cooked rice or naan bread (for serving)

Cooking Instructions

  1. In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat. Add the diced onion and cook until it becomes translucent, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the minced garlic, diced red bell pepper, curry powder, ground cumin, ground coriander, turmeric, and cayenne pepper (if using) to the pot. Stir well to combine and cook for another 2 minutes.
  3. Add the cubed sweet potatoes and drained chickpeas to the pot. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir everything together until the sweet potatoes and chickpeas are coated with the spices.
  4. Pour in the coconut milk and bring the mixture to a boil. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for about 20-25 minutes, or until the sweet potatoes are tender. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking.
  5. Taste the curry and adjust the seasoning if needed. If you prefer a spicier curry, you can add more cayenne pepper at this point.
  6. Serve the Sweet Potato and Chickpea Curry over cooked rice or with warm naan bread. Garnish with fresh cilantro for an extra burst of flavor.

Serving Suggestions

This Sweet Potato and Chickpea Curry is versatile and can be enjoyed on its own as a main dish or served as a side alongside other Indian-inspired dishes. It's perfect for vegetarian meals, and you can also make it vegan by using a dairy-free alternative to the coconut milk. This curry is great for weeknight dinners, potlucks, or whenever you're in the mood for a comforting and flavorful meal. Enjoy!

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