Sweet Potato and Chickpea Curry
with quinoa / yogurt
This coconut-based Indian curry is packed with vegetables and warm, cozy spices.
Smarts: Make a double batch of quinoa to use tonight and Thursday.
- Sweet potatoes - 1 lb, peeled and cubed
- Garlic - 2 cloves, chopped
- Beans, garbanzo (14 oz / 397 g) - 1 can, drained and rinsed
- Peas, frozen - 1 cup
- Butter - 2 Tbsp
- Curry powder, mild - 1 tsp
- Garam masala - 1 tsp
- Tomato paste - 2 Tbsp
- Coconut milk, light - 1 cup
- Stock, any type - 1 cup
- Lime juice - 1 tsp
- Yogurt, plain or Greek - 1/4 cup
- Quinoa, uncooked - 3/4 cups
- Cilantro leaves - 2 Tbsp, chopped
- Cook quinoa - (Double if making Thursday's meal.) Combine quinoa with 2x the amount of water (or stock if you prefer) in a saucepan. Add in some salt. Bring to a boil covered. Lower heat, keep covered, and cook until liquid is absorbed, 8 to 10 minutes. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
- Sweet potatoes / Garlic - Prep as directed. Store separately. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
- Cilantro - Chop cilantro.
- Beans - Drain and rinse.
- Peas - Defrost in the microwave.
- Heat a Dutch oven or large saute pan with butter over medium-high heat. Add garlic, curry powder, garam masala, and tomato paste. Saute until fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes.
- Pour coconut milk and stock over aromatics / spices and bring to a simmer, stirring to scrape up any browned bits on the bottom of the pan.
- Add sweet potatoes and beans to the pan and cover. Simmer until sweet potatoes are tender, 8 to 10 minutes.
- Remove from heat and stir in peas and lime juice. Season with some salt.
- If quinoa was made ahead, reheat in the microwave (reserve half if doubled).
- Serve curry over quinoa with yogurt and cilantro on top. Enjoy!
Mashed sweet potatoes were good. We used chicken tenders and it was a bit too much marinade. Was yummy though, would make again.0 Helpful
Loved the sweet potatoes especially. This is the first Indian-spiced dish that my husband has raved about0 Helpful
This was really good, had to thicken it up a little bit w/ corn starch for my fiance's liking, but once we got it all seasoned, it was delicious.0 Helpful
A bit bland for a CS meal. Probably due to my family’s needs to change recipe (tamarind paste instead of tomato paste, less curry powder, more coconut milk...), but also prepped 5 days ago so maybe sweet potatoes no longer as fresh?0 Helpful
Chicken was good. I really liked the sweet potatoes and the asparagus (Paleo) but my 4 year old and husband weren't impressed. I think I'd make it again but I would use thighs, I gave drumsticks a chance and the price was great but I just don't like tendons...0 Helpful
Loved it. Husband did say he wanted it to be a little more spicy tho. Also loved the sides. I will definitely cook this again.0 Helpful