Sweet potato and chickpea curry
Try our vibrant sweet potato and chickpea curry for dinner tonight. It’s colourful, rich, hearty and packed with nutrients
- Serves: 6 persons
- 1tbsp ghee or vegetable oil
- 1large onion, very finely sliced
- 2garlic cloves, finely chopped
- whole bunch of coriander (25g), stalks finely chopped, leaves reserved for later
- 1tbsp fresh minced ginger or ginger purée
- 2tsp turmeric
- 1tbsp garam masala
- ½tsp chilli powder (we used Kashmiri)
- 2large vine tomatoes (250g), finely chopped
- 1tbsp tomato purée
- 1x 400ml tin light coconut milk
- 500g sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into rough 2cm pieces
- 2x 400g tins chickpeas, drained
- 40g ground almonds
- whole bunch of coriander (25g), finely chopped
Step 1Heat the ghee or oil in a large saucepan over a medium heat. Add the onions and a pinch of salt and cook for 7-8 mins until very soft, stirring occasionally. Add the garlic, coriander stalks and ginger and continue cooking for 1 min.
Step 2Add the spices and cook for a further 1-2 mins until fragrant.
Step 3Add the tomatoes and let them break down for 3 mins, stirring consistently. Add the tomato purée and continue cooking for 1 min.
Step 4Add the coconut milk, 200ml water and the sweet potatoes. Bring to the boil, then turn the heat down to medium and cook for 10 mins until the sweet potatoes are almost cooked through.
Step 5Add the chickpeas and ground almonds, then season. Continue cooking for 2-3 mins until thick and creamy. If the mixture is too thick, add another splash of water.
Step 6While the curry is cooking, chop up your coriander leaves and stir them into the curry. Serve with rice, yogurt, naan or a fresh salad.