This sweet potato, kale, and chickpea curry is the best comfort food for cozy nights! It’s a healthy curry recipe made with vegan and vegetarian ingredients. Combine sweet potatoes, garbanzo beans, kale, coconut milk, and warming spices to create a one-pot dinner that’s ready in 30 minutes. Serve it over rice and garnish with toasted cashews – yum!
Chickpea curry is the best type of curry! You may have already tried my easy chickpea curry, but this recipe turns things up a notch. We’ll use red curry paste instead, then add sweet potatoes, kale, and cashews. It’s a delicious yet healthy dinner for cozy nights! You can make it with just one pot in 30 minutes.
This sweet potato, kale, and chickpea curry is:
- Comforting, warming, and filling
- Vegan, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free
- Super easy to make
- Made with hearty and wholesome ingredients
- Packed with fiber and nutrition
- Great for meal prep lunches and dinners
- Best served over white or brown rice
What ingredients are in vegan sweet potato chickpea curry?
- Sweet potatoes. Sweet potatoes are loaded with vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B6, and potassium. They’re also healthy, filling, and the star ingredient of this curry!
- Chickpeas. Chickpeas, otherwise known as garbanzo beans, are packed with plant-based protein. They make this dish a perfect option for vegans and vegetarians.
- Kale. Kale is loaded with vitamins and nutrients including vitamin A, vitamin K, vitamin C, manganese, copper, and calcium.
- Coconut milk. You can use either full-fat or lite coconut milk. Full-fat will create a richer, creamier curry with a higher fat content. Lite coconut milk will create a thinner curry with a lower fat profile. Both are delicious, but I personally recommend the full-fat option.
- Vegetable broth. Vegetable broth is used instead of plain water because it provides additional flavor and nutrients.
- Red curry paste. Red curry paste is recommended, but yellow curry paste could be used instead.
- Onions and garlic. Onions and garlic enhance the flavor while also providing nutrients and antioxidants.
- Spices and seasoning. In particular, we’ll use ground ginger, cinnamon, cumin, and salt.
How to make sweet potato, kale, and chickpea curry
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First, heat a large pot or skillet on medium-low temperature. Add the oil and diced onion. Sauté 1-2 minutes, stirring frequently. Add minced garlic, ginger, cinnamon, cumin, and salt. Sauté for another minute. Add cubed sweet potatoes and red curry paste. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
Next, add the coconut milk, vegetable broth, chickpeas, and coconut sugar. Mix the ingredients together. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 15-20 minutes or until sweet potatoes are tender.
After, toss in the chopped kale. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until wilted. Serve curry over white or brown rice. Garnish with cashews or crushed peanuts.
- How should you serve sweet potato curry? There are various ways to enjoy curry – you can eat it all on its own or enjoy it with rice, quinoa, or naan bread. I recommend serving this sweet potato chickpea curry with basmati rice or jasmine rice. Additionally, cashews, crushed peanuts, fresh cilantro, and red pepper flakes are great toppings.
- Can you add spinach to curry? Yes! As the recipe is written, kale is tossed into the curry for a boost of nutrients. However, you can replace the kale with fresh spinach. If you really want to go all in, add both for maximum nutrition!
- What coconut milk is best for curry? So, there are three varieties of coconut milk: canned full-fat coconut milk, canned lite coconut milk, and coconut milk in a carton (like almond milk). When making curry, you should always use canned coconut milk. Both the full-fat and lite varieties will work, but there is a slight difference between the two.
- Full-fat coconut milk: This is ideal for homemade curry recipes. It creates a rich, creamy consistency. However, the fat content will be much higher than the lite counterpart.
- Lite coconut milk: This can be used, but the curry will be thinner and slightly less flavorful. If you are watching your fat intake, I recommend using the lite variety. Otherwise, stick to the full-fat kind.
- Can you keep leftover curry? Curry is a great meal prep recipe and leftovers always store well! Store any leftovers in a container in the refrigerator. It should keep for 2-3 days. To reheat, you can pop it in the microwave or warm it on the stove.
More vegan recipes with sweet potatoes:
- Vegan Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili
- Sweet Potato Black Bean Quesadillas
- Vegan Moroccan Stew
- Creamy Vegan Sweet Potato Soup
- Vegan Sweet Potato Mac and Cheese
- Sweet Potato Black Bean Taquitos
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This sweet potato, kale, and chickpea curry is vegan, vegetarian, and so delicious! It’s a cozy, comforting meal made with healthy ingredients. Serve it with rice and garnish with toasted cashews.
- 1 tbsp oil (olive, avocado, or coconut)
- 1 small yellow onion, diced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 3 tbsp red curry paste
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 1/2 to 1 tsp salt
- 2 large sweet potatoes, cubed
- 1 can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 can coconut milk, full-fat or lite
- 1 cup vegetable broth
- 1 tbsp coconut sugar
- 2–3 cups chopped kale, packed
- White rice or brown rice, for serving
- Cashews or peanuts, for serving
- If serving the curry with rice (highly recommended!), prepare it according to the package.
- Heat a large pot or skillet on medium-low temperature. Add oil and diced onions. Sauté for 1-2 minutes, stirring frequently. Add minced garlic, ginger, cinnamon, cumin, and salt. Sauté for an additional minute. Add cubed sweet potatoes and red curry paste. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
- Add coconut milk, vegetable broth, garbanzo beans, and coconut sugar. Mix the ingredients to combine. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 15-20 minutes or until sweet potatoes are tender. Toss in the chopped kale and cook for 2-3 minutes (until wilted).
- Serve curry over rice. Garnish with cashews or crushed peanuts.
- Nutrition information below reflects just the curry (without rice).
- Serving Size: 1/4 recipe
- Calories: 375
- Sugar: 15g
- Fat: 12g
- Saturated Fat: 6g
- Carbohydrates: 58g
- Fiber: 12g
- Protein: 12g
Keywords: sweet potato chickpea curry, vegan sweet potato and kale curry
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