Sweet Potato & Chickpea Curry

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Extremely simple and mild vegan curry that will knock the socks off any curry you buy from a takeaway. 

It’s such a versatile dish that you can add chicken, salmon or prawns to it, I do this by frying them separately and adding at the same time as the chickpeas.


Sweet Potato & Chickpea Curry

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 4 people


  • 2 tbsp olive oil/coconut oil
  • 2 garlic, crushed
  • 1 pinch chilli flakes
  • 2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled & chopped
  • 2 cans coconut milk
  • 2 cans tinned tomatoes
  • 1 can chickpeas, rinsed & drained
  • 200 g baby spinach leaves
  • handful corriander, for serving
  • 1 lime, for serving
  • salt & pepper


  • First off peel and cut the sweet potato into small chunks (roughly 2cm cubes)
  • Heat a large pot with olive oil, adding the crushed garlic cloves
  • Once the garlic is sizzling proceed to add the tomato puree, all the spices and a pinch of salt and pepper into the pot and stir for a minute or so
  • Add the tinned tomatoes, coconut milk, sweet potato and a pinch of salt and pepper and mix well
  • Bring this to the boil making sure to stir and then place in a preheated oven at 200 degrees for 45 minutes (I leave the lid off the pan which makes the curry slightly thicker and creates a nice baked flavour) making sure to stir every 15-20 mins. You could just simmer on your hob if you wish.
  • After 45 minutes add the drained chickpeas and spinach and mix. Place back in the oven for 15 minutes

TIP: Serve with brown rice or quinoa 

TIP: This is amazing for lunch the next day so make sure you make enough. Just place the quinoa and curry in the fridge overnight. You can also freeze this recipe.

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