Sweet Potato Curry with Spinach and Chickpeas
- 1/2 large sweet onion, chopped or 2 scallions, thinly sliced
- 1-2 teaspoon canola oil (I used coconut oil)
- 2 tablespoons curry powder (1 and 1/2 for less spicy)
- 1 tablespoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 10 ounces fresh spinach, washed, stemmed and coarsely chopped
- 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and diced (about 2 lbs)
- 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained (garbanzo beans)
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can diced tomatoes, can substitute fresh if available
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro, for garnish (optional)
- basmati rice or brown rice, for serving
- You may choose to cook the sweet potatoes however you prefer.
- I like to peel, chop and steam mine in a veggie steamer for about 15 minutes.
- Baking or boiling work well too.
- While sweet potatoes cook, heat 1-2 tsp of canola or vegetable oil over medium heat.
- Add onions and sauté 2-3 minutes, or until they begin to soften.
- Next, add the curry powder, cumin, and cinnamon, and stir to coat the onions evenly with spices.
- Add tomatoes with their juices, and the chickpeas, stir to combine.
- Add ½ cup water and raise heat up to a strong simmer for about a minute or two.
- Next, add the fresh spinach, a couple handfuls at a time, stirring to coat with cooking liquid.
- When all the spinach is added to the pan, cover and simmer until just wilted, about 3 minutes.
- Add the cooked sweet potatoes to the liquid, and stir to coat.
- Simmer for another 3-5 minutes, or until flavors are well combined.
- Transfer to serving dish, toss with fresh cilantro, and serve hot.
- This dish is nice served over basmati or brown rice.
It is so good.
Last week my mother-in-law, her sister Judy, and two of my sil's (and my darling tiny daughter of course) went to Omar's Living Cuisine in Sugarhouse, UT- right next door to my sister's The O2 Spa. Culinary Utopia! Honestly. The. Best. Food. Ever.
It's all raw and healthy so you don't need to skip dessert- and we didn't! We shared all our entree's and there was not one thing I didn't adore.