Curry is a Great Post-Holiday Reset
When Thanksgiving has come and gone, try this flavorful Coconut Sweet Potato and Chickpea Curry which will reset your digestion and put an end sugar cravings!
This one-pot meal is a crowd pleaser and reheats well. You can serve by itself or with some jasmine or basmati rice.
This Curry is Packed with Digestive Spices and Nutritious Vegetables
Coconut Sweet Potato and Chickpea Curry is mildly spiced with fresh ginger, turmeric, cumin, and just a pinch of cayenne pepper, and is loaded wth vegetables, including sweet potatoes, onion, carrot, celery, and zucchini. Getting enough cooked sweet vegetables into your meals is important for stabilizing blood sugar and preventing the urge to grab for sweet treats after dinner.
Vary Your Ingredients to Make a Different Curry Each Time
One reason I love this recipe is that you can vary the vegetables – use butternut or kabocha squash instead of sweet potato, broccolini instead of zucchini, leeks instead of onion, and so on. Use what you have on hand to make a unique version of this recipe until waiting until you have every single ingredient to start making it!
Also, consider leaving the chickpeas out if you want a vegetable curry to go alongside baked chicken. Just substitute an extra cup or two of vegetables.
- 1 tablespoon virgin coconut oil
- 1 yellow onion, diced
- 2 carrots, diced
- 2 stalks celery, diced
- 2 cups sweet potato, diced
- 1 medium zucchini, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1-2 tablespoons fresh ginger, grated
- ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
- 1 teaspoon cumin powder
- ⅛ teaspoon cayenne powder
- 1-2 cups cooked chickpeas (with cooking
- broth, if homemade)
- 1 cup vegetable stock or water
- 1 can full-fat coconut milk
- sea salt and black pepper, to taste
- 1-2 cups lacinato or curly kale, destemmed and chopped
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- ½ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
- Heat Dutch oven or soup pot over medium heat for about 1 minute. Add coconut oil and sauté onion, carrots, and celery with a generous pinch of salt for about 5 minutes.
- Add sweet potato, zucchini, garlic, ginger, spices, chickpeas, and vegetable stock. Simmer about 5 minutes, then add coconut milk.
- Season with a teaspoon sea salt and a few grinds black pepper.
- Add kale (if using), bring back to a gentle boil, then simmer until vegetables are fork tender.
- Add a little more sea salt and black pepper to taste.
- Stir in lime juice and cilantro.
- Serve with fresh jasmine rice or quinoa.