Sweet Potato Curry with Kale & Chickpeas

I love any excuse to use curry! I go though phases where I cook with it all week, then I forget about it for awhile. I always come back to it though, I just ordered a few new curries from World Spice Merchant and I can’t wait to try them!

I made this one at my in-law’s house, it was a huge hit! I served this over quinoa but it would be great over brown rice or any other tasty grain! My toddler really enjoyed this as well!!

Sweet Potato Curry with Kale & Chickpeas

Serves: 4 to 6

  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 to 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 large sweet potatoes or 4 medium garnet yams, peeled and cut into large dice
  • One 16- to 20-ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed OR 2 – 2 1/2 cups cooked chickpeas
  • One 16-ounce can diced tomatoes (I used no-salt added fire roasted flavor!)
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons good-quality curry powder, or more, to taste (I used Kashmiri Curry)
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger, more or less to taste
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin, or more, to taste
  • 8 to 12 ounces chard, any variety, or a combination of chard and beet greens – I used kale
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro or parsley, or more or less to taste – I used cilantro
  • 1/4 cup raisins, optional (but HIGHLY recommended)
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Water sauté onion and garlic in a large pan until golden. Add the sweet potato dice and  cup and a half or so of water; bring to a simmer and cook until just tender, adding just enough additional water if needed, as they cook, to keep the mixture moist.

Stir in the chickpeas, tomatoes, scallions, curry powder, ginger, and cumin and bring the mixture to a simmer again; cook over low heat for 10 minutes or so, until the sweet potatoes are tender.

Meanwhile, strip or cut the kale/chard leaves (and beet greens, if using) away from the stems. Slice the stems thinly, and cut the leaves into strips.

Add the kale/chard to the skillet, in batches if necessary, and cover. Cook briefly, just until the chard wilts, then stir in. Cook over low heat for 5 minutes, or until the chard is tender but not overdone. Stir in the cilantro and optional raisins. Season with salt and pepper, then serve.

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