Monday, 18 September 2017

Slow-Cooked Sweet Potato and Chickpea Curry



With Autumn upon us and the temperature dropping rapidly here in the UK, I've begun using my crock-pot again. One of my favourite ways to prepare dinner, it's perfect for creating wholesome, mouth-watering meals without having to spend hours slaving away in the kitchen. There's nothing better than coming home from work to the beckoning smell of cooking, knowing that a tasty plate of food is just minutes away.

This curry is one of my ultimate go-to recipes - it's so hearty and comforting and is guaranteed to have you going back for second helpings! Packed with deliciously healthy ingredients, it's far better for you than a greasy takeaway.

I like to serve my curry with rice and poppadoms, but it tastes great on it's own, too.

You will need: 
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
- 1 heaped teaspoon of the following: garam masala, ground coriander, cumin and turmeric
- 1 inch of fresh ginger, chopped
- 1 large sweet potato, diced into bite-size pieces
- 1 tin of chickpeas (400g) drained
- 1 tin of chopped tomatoes (400g)
- 1 can of coconut milk (400ml)
- Handful of spinach

To serve:
- A few sprigs of fresh coriander
- Lime wedge

Directions:
- Gently fry off your spices in a little coconut oil, careful not to burn them. Add the onion and garlic and cook for a few minutes before transferring to your crock-pot (if you're lazy like me, you can skip this step and bung everything straight in - your curry will still taste delicious, I promise!)
- Add your sweet potato, chickpeas, chopped tomatoes and ginger. Give everything a quick stir, pop the lid on and cook on high for 4 hours
- Add your coconut milk and spinach. Stir once again and cook for a further 30 minutes
- Serve alone or with a generous helping of wholegrain pilau rice



This recipe makes a fairly generous amount - I usually pop it in an air-tight container and keep it in the fridge. Anyone who regularly uses a crock-pot will know that the leftovers often taste even better, as the flavours have had more time to mingle *drool*

Enjoy! x

9 comments:

  1. This looks like a great recipe and your shot is perfect. Great photography Kate!

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  2. This looks and sounds delicious!

    Sara - Flemingo

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  3. ugh for real, slow cookers are the BEST. i genuinely do not know what i'd do without mine! coming home from work and smelling something cooking away waiting for me is one of the best feelings ever, right!? thanks for this recipe too, looks divine ♥

    katie. xx lacoconoire.com

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  4. I'm a sucker for an Indian but this looks just as good and as you say - so much healthier for you too!

    Musings & More

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  5. This recipe seems so good! I love currys and sweet potato, so the two together must taste so good haha. The recipe seems fairly easy as well, exactly what I'm looking for!

    Julia x
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