Monday, March 18, 2019

Sweet Potato, Chickpea and Spinach Coconut Curry



Did you hear that? That was me squealing over this sweet potato and chickpea curry recipe from the one and only Angela Liddon from Oh She Glows. You are all some lucky readers because this is the 3rd cookbook giveaway I’ve held in about the past month. I think pretty much anybody with a pulse knows Angela’s blog. If not, today is your lucky day and the chance to win her 2nd newest cookbook, Oh She Glows Every Day!
And the crowd goes wild…..


Ingredients

  • 4 teaspoons (20ml) virgin coconut oil (I just used water instead)
  • 1 tablespoon (15ml) cumin seeds
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped (about 2 cups/500 ml)
  • 3 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 teaspoons (20ml) grated fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon (5ml) ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon (5ml) ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes, or to taste
  • 1 medium/large sweet potato, peeled & cut into 1/4-to 1/2 inch dice (about 3 cups/750ml)
  • 1 (14-ounce/398ml) can chickpeas, drained & rinsed, or 1 1/2 cups (375ml) cooked chickpeas
  • 1 (14-ounce/398ml) can diced tomatoes, with juices
  • 1 (14-ounce/400ml) can light coconut milk
  • 1 (5-ounce/142g) package baby spinach
  • freshly ground black pepper

FOR SERVING
  • cooked basmati rice, quinoa, millet, or sorghum
  • chopped fresh cilantro, unsweetened shredded coconut flakes, lime wedges (optional)


Instructions

  1. In a large saucepan, heat the oil over medium heat. NOTE: I used water instead, did not use oil. The oil is hot enough when a cumin seed sizzles when tossed into the pan. Add the cumin seeds and toast for about a minute, until fragrant and lightly darkened in color (be careful not to burn them). Immediately stir in the onion, season with a pinch of salt, and cook for 3 to 5 minutes, or until the onion is soft and translucent.
  2. Add the garlic, ginger, turmeric, coriander, and red pepper flakes. Stir to combine and saute for a couple of minutes, until the garlic softens.
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full recipe here: thevegan8.com