Sweet Potato & Chickpea Curry

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Sweet Potato & Chickpea Curry

4 serves • PREP: 20 minutes • COOK: 20 minutes

Who says exotic can’t be easy? This is a vitamin-rich creamy curry that can be pulled together quickly for a mid-week meal. Refreshed with a kick of lime, and texture is added with a topping of roasted peanuts. Enjoy!

• 1 tbsp olive oil
• 2 shallots, thinly sliced
• 2 garlic cloves, grated
• 1 thumb-sized piece of ginger, grated
• 3 tbsp Thai red curry paste
• 1 tbsp smooth peanut butter
• 500 g sweet potato, peeled and cut into chunks
• 400 ml can ‘lite’ coconut milk
• 200 g bag baby spinach
• 200 ml reduced salt vegetable stock
• 1 lime, juiced
• 2 handfuls fresh coriander, chopped
• Salt and pepper
• Cooked Basmati rice (or other low GI rice),
to serve
• Dry roasted peanuts, to servce
• 400 g canned chickpeas
1. Melt one tbsp coconut oil in a saucepan over a medium heat. Add the shallots and cook until they begin to soften.

2. Add garlic and ginger. Cook for 1 min until fragrant.

3. Stir in Thai red curry paste, peanut butter and sweet potato and chickpeas. Then add coconut milk and vegetable stock.

4. Bring to the boil, turn down the heat and simmer, uncovered, for 25-30 mins or until the sweet potato is soft.

5. Turn off the heat and stir through baby spinach and lime juice and season with salt and pepper.
Serve over cooked rice, and sprinkle over a few dry roasted peanuts and fresh coriander.