Super easy curry today. Warmly Spiced Chickpea Sweet Potato Spinach Curry. Its a use up whatever you have kind of curry. Use beans of choice, squash or sweet potato, greens of choice and let them all simmer for a flavorful curry. You can also use cooked lentils instead of chickpeas. Use spices of choice or spice blends like garam masala, berbere, cajun or turkish peppery blend. Use a cup of coconut milk for a creamier curry. I served this with my Yeast -free Garlic flatbread.
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More chickpea recipes from the blog
- Mushroom Chickpea Greens soup. GF
- Chickpea Zucchini Carrot Fritters/Pancakes
- Masala Chickpea Bowl – GF
- Shawarma Chickpea Buddha Bowl – GF
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- 1 tsp oil
- 1/2 to 3/4 tsp cumin seeds
- 1/2 a red onion chopped, or 3/4 cup chopped onion
- 3 cloves of garlic chopped
- 1/2 inch ginger chopped
- 1 tsp coriander powder
- 1/2 tsp garam masala or use curry powder or other spice blend of choice like berbere or cajun
- 1/2 tsp turmeric
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1/4 to 1/2 tsp cayenne/red chili powder
- 2 tomatoes chopped
- 15 oz can chickpeas drained or use 1.5 cups cooked
- 1 to 1.5 cup chopped peeled sweet potato or pumpkin
- 2 cups water
- 3/4 tsp or more salt
- 1.5 to 2 cups chopped or baby spinach or 1 cup frozen thawed
- 1 tsp lemon juice
Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. add cumin seeds and cook until they change color and get fragrant. Let them cook until really toasty.
Add onions, garlic and ginger and cook until translucent. If using garlic ginger paste, add with the tomatoes.
Add the spices and mix in. Cook for 30 seconds. Add tomatoes and a splash of water, mix, cover and cook until tomatoes get saucy. Mash the larger pieces. 4 to 5 minutes.
Add chickpeas, sweet potatoes, water and salt. Mix, cover and cook for 15 minutes.
Add in the spinach, lemon juice, mix in, reduce heat to low-medium and continue to simmer for 5 to 10 minutes or until desired consistency. Taste and adjust salt and spice. Garnish with paprika and cilantro and serve as is, with rice/quinoa or <a href="https://www.veganricha.com/2015/11/herb-garlic-flatbread-recipe-no-yeast.html" target="_blank">Garlic flatbread.</a>
Variations: Add a cup of coconut milk for creamier curry at step 4 instead of all water.
To make this oil-free:
Heat a skillet over medium heat. When the skillet is hot, add cumin seeds and dry roast until fragrant. Add onion, garlic, ginger and splash of water and cook until translucent. Add more water splashes if needed. Continue with the rest of the steps.
To make in a Pressure Cooker or Instant Pot:
Follow steps 1 to 3 in a pressure cooker over medium, or in a separate pan. Add cooked chickpeas, sweet potatoes, 1.5 cups water, salt and spinach. Close the lid, set the time to 8 to 10 minutes at high pressure (Cook 6 to 8 mins once the pressure has reached for stove top cooker).
Nutritional values based on one serving