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Chickpea and sweet potato curry

You can whip up this easy curry with just a few store cupboard staples – perfect for a laidback supper. Both chickpeas and sweet potatoes are rich in cancer-fighting antioxidants and fibre to boost gut health.

  • Prep time:
    10 minutes
  • Cooking time:
    30-40 minutes
  • Serves:
    4

Method

Heat a large saucepan over a medium heat and add the oil. Once hot, add the cumin seeds and fry for a minute, or until aromatic. Add the onion and a pinch of salt and cook for 5-6 minutes, or until the onion is soft and translucent. Add the garlic, chilli flakes and ginger and fry for a further three minutes.

Drain and rinse the chickpeas. Add to the pan with the tomatoes and sweet potato. Add enough water (approximately 500ml) to cover the chickpeas and sweet potatoes and bring to a simmer, stirring to mix everything together.

Cover with a lid and simmer over a medium-low heat, stirring now and again, for 30-40 minutes, or until the potatoes are soft and beginning to break apart and the sauce has thickened. Top up with a little more water during the cooking if needed.

Meanwhile, cook the rice according to the packet instructions.

Taste the curry and season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve immediately with the rice.

Ingredients

1 tbsp oil

1 tbsp cumin seeds

1 onion, finely sliced

salt and freshly ground black pepper

2 garlic cloves, crushed

½-1 tsp chilli flakes (to taste)

50g root ginger, peeled and grated

600g tinned chickpeas (undrained weight)

1 x 400g tin tomatoes

750g sweet potato, peeled and cut into bite-sized cubes

200g rice

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