Indian Chickpea & Sweet Potato Curry


Warming rather than spicy, this fragrant curry is vegan-friendly, gluten-free and full of comforting, better-for-you goodness that’ll satisfy your belly and your soul. Made with sweet potatoes, chickpeas and spinach, it’s simple and straightforward yet hearty enough to satisfy everyone at the table. The mix of vibrant colors and well-balanced flavor makes it a great choice for anything from family dinner to impressing guests.

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Indian Chickpea & Sweet Potato Curry

Prep Time 6 hours 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 7 hours 45 minutes
Servings 5 cups
Calories 610 kcal
Author Pamela Higgins



  1. In medium pot, cover chickpeas in water, ensuring water is at least 1” above chickpeas. Soak overnight or 6 to 8 hours.

  2. Drain and rinse chickpeas; return to pan. Add fresh water, ensuring water is 1” above chickpeas. Add bay leaf, if desired. Bring to boil.
  3. Turn down to simmer; cover. Cook 1 hour.
  4. Stir in pink salt. Discard bay leaf.
  5. In 5-quart sauté pan, add oil. Sauté sweet potato and onion 5 minutes. Stir in spices, chickpeas and coconut milk.
  6. Bring to boil. Cover; simmer 20 minutes.
  7. Remove from heat. Stir in spinach to wilt. Let sit till sauce thickens. Serve with fresh cilantro.

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Nutrition Facts
Indian Chickpea & Sweet Potato Curry
Amount Per Serving
Calories 610 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Carbohydrates 90g30%
Fiber 21g84%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 39250IU785%
Vitamin C 11mg13%
Calcium 480mg48%
Iron 6.5mg36%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Pamela Higgins

Pam Higgins, Certified Health Coach, AADP received her credentials from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition in 2010. Pam is the Founder of Total Health Counseling, LLC and She is a sensitive foodie and focuses on teaching clients about eating delicious food with pleasure. Pam will show you how to access your blueprint for healthy eating and lifestyle so you can be your best. Pam healed herself from years of chronic digestive and skin inflammation by accessing her own blueprint for healthy living and helps her clients find foods that nourish + balance their bodies. Pam lives in South Florida with her husband, Heman and dog, Cali. Contact Pam directly via email at