Sweet Potato Chickpea Curry

Curry is one of those foods that I could make again and again. You can swap out one ingredient for another such as replacing white potatoes with sweet potatoes. Or replace the chicken with chickpeas. That’s exactly what I did with this recipe. It’s suppose to be served over basmati rice but I usually just eat it as it is.


Sweet Potato Chickpea Curry


sweet potato chickpea curry

Sweet Potato Chickpea Curry
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Serves: 6 servings
Replace the sweet potatoes with white potatoes and swap out the can of chickpeas for 2 cups of diced chicken.
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon of canola oil
  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peel and cut into small pieces
  • 1 can of coconut milk (approximately 12 to 15 ounces)
  • 1 can of chickpeas (15 ounces) drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can peas (8 ounces) or ¾ cup frozen peas
  1. Heat the oil in a large sauce pan and add the onions. Cook until they are soft.
  2. Add the diced sweet potatoes, curry powder, garam marsala, salt and the coconut milk. Simmer over medium heat until the potatoes are soft.
  3. Add in the chickpeas and peas.
  4. Cook until they have warmed through.

 WLS Tips: this dish is filling so I generally pass on serving it over rice. It had plenty of carbs from the potatoes, peas and chickpeas. If you’d like a protein boost try adding in some shredded chicken.

Freezer Tips: this dish freezes well. The sweet potatoes will be extra soft when you reheat the dish but the taste will remain delicious. Freeze in individual serving sizes and toss in your lunch bag before heading off to work. It will slowly thaw and, when lunch rolls around, you can easily reheat it in a couple of minutes.

3 Responses to Sweet Potato Chickpea Curry

  1. I can always go for some great comforting curry!

  2. I love this! It looks so flavorful and you have so many good things going on in here!
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    • Hi Sonali, Thanks for stopping by. Curry is my new favorite food. The blend of spices in these types of dishes are wonderful. I love surfing the sites to find new variations.