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Sweet Potato and Chickpea Stew with Coconut Milk

Sweet Potato and Chickpea Stew with Coconut Milk

Are you craving a hearty and flavorful vegetarian dish? Look no further than this delicious Sweet Potato and Chickpea Stew with Coconut Milk. Packed with nutritious ingredients and bursting with aromatic spices, this stew is sure to satisfy your taste buds. Whether you're a vegetarian or simply looking to add more plant-based meals to your repertoire, this recipe is a winner.

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

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional, for heat)
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 can (15 ounces) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (14 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (13.5 ounces) coconut milk
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped, for garnish

Cooking Instructions

  1. In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the diced onion and minced garlic, and sauté until the onion becomes translucent.
  2. Add the ground cumin, ground coriander, ground turmeric, paprika, and cayenne pepper (if using). Stir well to coat the onion and garlic with the spices.
  3. Add the diced sweet potatoes to the pot and stir to combine with the spices. Cook for a few minutes until the sweet potatoes start to soften.
  4. Pour in the drained and rinsed chickpeas, diced tomatoes (with their juices), coconut milk, and vegetable broth. Stir everything together and bring the mixture to a simmer.
  5. Reduce the heat to low, cover the pot, and let the stew simmer for about 20-25 minutes, or until the sweet potatoes are tender. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking.
  6. Taste the stew and season with salt and pepper according to your preference.
  7. Remove the pot from the heat and garnish with fresh chopped cilantro.
  8. Serve the Sweet Potato and Chickpea Stew with Coconut Milk hot, alongside some crusty bread or steamed rice.

Serving Suggestions

This Sweet Potato and Chickpea Stew with Coconut Milk is a versatile dish that can be enjoyed on its own as a filling meal or served as a side dish. It pairs well with crusty bread, steamed rice, or even quinoa. You can also top it with a dollop of yogurt or a squeeze of lime juice for added freshness. This stew is perfect for cozy nights in, potlucks, or when you're hosting a vegetarian-friendly gathering. Enjoy the comforting flavors and nourishing ingredients of this delightful stew!

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