Average: 4.2 (5 votes)
Active time
1 hour
4 servings

½ large onion, chopped as you like

1 tablespoon vegetable oil of your choice

1 teaspoon cumin

½ teaspoon cinnamon

½ teaspoon turmeric

½ teaspoon coriander

½ teaspoon ground cloves

¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes

1-2 cloves garlic, minced

1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger

1 (15 oz) can chickpeas (drained and rinsed)

1 (15 oz) can diced tomatoes

2 small or 1 large sweet potato, cut in chunks

½ (15 oz) can light coconut milk

1 cup chopped spinach or other greens

  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet, and cook the onion 4-5 minutes until soft and slightly golden.
  2. Add the dry spices. Amounts don’t need to be exact; start with these amounts, and adjust to your taste later. Add the garlic and ginger then continue cooking gently for ten minutes to allow the flavors of all the spices to marry with the onions.
  3. Now add the tomatoes, chickpeas, sweet potatoes (cut large or small, depending on how you like them) and coconut milk. (Hot tip: you can use ¼ can of regular coconut milk instead of ½ can of light coconut milk.) Bring to a boil, cover, and simmer on low for 45 minutes. The potatoes will soften sooner than that, but keep cooking to develop the flavors.
  4. Just before you’re ready to serve, add the chopped greens and cook for a few minutes until the greens are wilted. Add salt to taste, and serve with brown rice or some other grain, or with some whole wheat naan.

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Calories: 250
Total Fat: 9g
Saturated Fat: 4g
Sodium: 350mg
Carbohydrate: 39g
Fiber: 9g
Protein: 8g

Yield: 4 servings

How'd it Taste?

This went over in our house better than I could have hoped! Wife doesn't usually care for Indian food but loved. Even better, the kids are it! Will definitely make again.
This was delicious! My kids ate it up, even after eyeing it suspiciously (like they always do). I added frozen peas at the end because we had just used up our spinach, but everything else was the same. I will make this again!
This was delicious and simple to make, very flavorful; made cooking Indian style quite east.
Penelope P
Too much cinnamon, liquid doesnt boil off if it’s covered
It was so different from my normal meal but I enjoyed it for dinner. Also, my husband and I had it for lunch.

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