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Baked Chickpea Sweet Potato Curry

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Baked Chickpea Sweet Potato Curry

Baked Chickpea Sweet Potato Curry  – a one-pot wonder made in one casserole dish. So easy to make, so perfect for a quick weeknight dinner. No standing around sautéing needed! Glutenfree, soy-free, nut-free option.

overhead shot of a bowl of chickpea sweet potato curry served over rice

I’ve been loving making curries in a casserole dish. It’s hands free and less active time! Today is this creamy Chickpea Sweet Potato curry. Unbelievably easy to make, comforting, and 1 Pan! Are you loving these casserole dishes?!

The chickpeas’ meaty texture really shines in this baked curry – all tender and enveloped in the rich, creamy sauce. Baked cubed sweet potatoes add substance and act as sponges to soak up all the delicious curry gravy.

side view of a bowl of vegan chickpea sweet potato curry served over rice

The gravy of this baked curry is made with coconut milk and enriched with peanut butter. Peanuts in savory dishes are amazing, trust me!  And don’t worry. It won’t be too overwhelmingly sweet but perfectly balanced by the hum of garlic and ginger, the fragrant spices and the acidity of the tomatoes.

Top shot of casserole dish with chickpea sweet potato curry

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Baked Chickpea Sweet Potato Curry Vegan

Baked Chickpea Sweet Potato Curry – a one-pot wonder made in one casserole dish. So easy to make, so perfect for a quick weeknight dinner. No standing around and sautéing needed. Glutenfree, soy-free, nut-free option.

Prep Time15 mins

Cook Time45 mins

Total Time1 hr

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: Indian

Keyword: baked curry recipe

Servings: 6

Calories: 315kcal

Author: Vegan Richa

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder or berbere spice or dry harissa spice or 2 teaspoons garam masala
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper or cayenne or omit for less heat
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 15 ounce (425.24 g) diced tomatoes with their juices or 1 cup chopped and 1 cup pureed
  • 15 ounce (425.24 g) can chickpeas drained or 1 1/4 cup of cooked chickpeas
  • 10 ounces (283.5 g) cubed sweet potatoes or about 2 1/2 cups , use other veggies such as potatoes, cauliflower, butternut squash, zucchini or a combination for variation
  • 1 cup (250 ml) coconut milk (use the whole 14 oz can for saucier) , see notes for subs
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter or almond butter or sunflower seed butter for Nutfree
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) water
  • 2 cups well-packed fresh baby spinach or 1 cup frozen spinach thawed
  • cilantro pepper flakes, and lime juice for garnish

Instructions

  • In a 9×11 or a similar size baking dish, add the oil and spread evenly. Preheat the oven to 400 deg F(205 c)

  • Then add the onion, garlic, and ginger on one side and the sweet potato on the other side.

  • Mix all the spices except salt in a bowl. Mix well and sprinkle all over.

  • Mix the onions a little bit and mix sweet potatoes to coat the spices but keep the onions and sweet potatoes separate. Sprinkle some splashes of water if needed while mixing, to help the spices stick.

  • Bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit(206 c)  for 15-16 minutes or until the onions are golden.

  • Then remove the baking dish from the oven then add in the coconut milk and peanut butter and mix in. Mix the peanut butter into the coconut milk until it’s mixed in otherwise, it will just stay in one corner of the dish.

  • Then add in the tomato, chickpeas, salt, water, and mix really well.

  • Put the dish back in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the sweet potato is cooked to preference and the sauce has thickened.

  • Remove from the oven and immediately add in the spinach and mix in. The spinach will wilt with the heat of the sauce.

  • Taste and adjust salt and flavor then garnish with cilantro, red pepper flakes, and lime juice and serve with rice, cauliflower rice or flatbread.

Notes

To make this nut-free, you can use some sunflower seed butter. You can also use 3 tablespoons of split red lentils (masoor dal) instead. Just add them with the chickpeas. They will cook and thicken the sauce.
Coconut milk substitute: Use cashew milk or oat milk or other creamy non dairy milk. You can add more nut butter to thicken the sauce if needed 
Veggie subs: use other veggies such as potatoes, cauliflower, butternut squash, zucchini or a combination for variation
Use white beans or lentils instead of chickpeas 
Oilfree: Omit the oil and use generous splashes of broth. The onion and spices will brown faster so check at 10 minutes and stir. 

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Baked Chickpea Sweet Potato Curry Vegan

Amount Per Serving

Calories 315
Calories from Fat 135

% Daily Value*

Fat 15g23%

Saturated Fat 6g38%

Sodium 498mg22%

Potassium 869mg25%

Carbohydrates 38g13%

Fiber 10g42%

Sugar 9g10%

Protein 12g24%

Vitamin A 13580IU272%

Vitamin C 17mg21%

Calcium 141mg14%

Iron 5mg28%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Ingredients:

  •  onions, minced ginger, and garlic are added to the casserole dish and  form the base of our gravy
  • spices: coriander, cumin, paprika, cinnamon, curry powder or berbere spice or dry harissa spice or 2 teaspoons garam masala,  black pepper
  • coconut milk makes this a rich and creamy curry. For a coconut-free  version, use cashew milk
  • canned diced tomatoes lend sweetness, acidity, body, and color to the tofu curry sauce
  • cooked chickpeas, drained or 1 1/4 cup of cooked chickpeas for added protein
  • cubed sweet potatoes or about 2 1/2 cups
  • peanut butter or almond butter for thickening or use sunflower seed butter for nut-free
  • well-packed fresh baby spinach

baked chickpea sweet potato curry served over rice

Tips & Substitutions:

  • To make this nut-free, you can use some sunflower seed butter. You can also use 3 tablespoons of split red lentils (masoor dal) instead. Just add them with the chickpeas. They will cook and thicken the sauce.
  • You can also use fresh tomatoes, pureed instead of canned tomatoes.
  • Instead of spinach, you can use chard or mustard greens.
  • Use other veggies such as cauliflower,  potato, butternut squash or a combination
  • Use other non dairy milks such as cashew milk or oat milk

ingredients needed for vegan chickpea sweet potato curry

How to make Baked Chickpea Sweet Potato Curry:

a casserole dish with sweet potato cubes on one side, and onions, garlic and ginger on the other side

In a 9×11 or a similar size baking dish, add the oil and spread evenly. Then add the onion, garlic, and ginger on one side and the sweet potato on the other side.

baked sweet potato cubes and onion in a casserole dish

Mix all the spices except salt in a bowl. Mix well and sprinkle all over. Mix the onions a little bit and mix sweet potatoes to coat the spices but keep the onions and sweet potatoes separate. Sprinkle some splashes of water while mixing if needed to help the spices stick.

coconut milk and peanut butter being added to a casserole dish with roasted sweet potato

Bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit(206 c)  for 15–16 minutes or until the onions are golden.

Then remove the baking dish from the oven then add in the coconut milk and peanut butter and mix in.

a casserole dish with sweet potatoes baking in coconut milk gravy

Mix the peanut butter into the coconut milk until it’s mixed in otherwise, it will just stay in one corner of the dish.

Then add in the tomato, chickpeas, salt, water, and mix really well.

tomatoes and canned chickpeas being added to baked sweet potato curry

Put the dish back in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the sweet potato is cooked to preference and the sauce has thickened.

a casserole dish with chickpea sweet potato curry in creamy gravy

spinach being added to sweet potato chickpea curry

Remove from the oven and immediately add in the spinach and mix in. The spinach will wilt with the heat of the sauce.

Top shot of casserole dish with chickpea sweet potato curry, blue green kitchen napkin on the side

Taste and adjust salt and flavor then garnish with cilantro, red pepper flakes, and lime juice and serve with rice or flatbread.

Storage: refrigerate for upto 3 days. Freeze for upto a month

a serving of vegan baked sweet potato chickpea curry served with rice sprinkled with cilantro

 

Baked Chickpea Sweet Potato Curry

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Baked Chickpea Sweet Potato Curry

overhead shot of a bowl of chickpea sweet potato curry served over rice

Baked Chickpea Sweet Potato Curry

Baked Chickpea Sweet Potato Curry  – a one-pot wonder made in one casserole dish. So easy to make, so perfect for a quick weeknight dinner. No standing around sautéing needed! Glutenfree, soy-free, nut-free option.

overhead shot of a bowl of chickpea sweet potato curry served over rice

I’ve been loving making curries in a casserole dish. It’s hands free and less active time! Today is this creamy Chickpea Sweet Potato curry. Unbelievably easy to make, comforting, and 1 Pan! Are you loving these casserole dishes?!

The chickpeas’ meaty texture really shines in this baked curry – all tender and enveloped in the rich, creamy sauce. Baked cubed sweet potatoes add substance and act as sponges to soak up all the delicious curry gravy.

side view of a bowl of vegan chickpea sweet potato curry served over rice

The gravy of this baked curry is made with coconut milk and enriched with peanut butter. Peanuts in savory dishes are amazing, trust me!  And don’t worry. It won’t be too overwhelmingly sweet but perfectly balanced by the hum of garlic and ginger, the fragrant spices and the acidity of the tomatoes.

Top shot of casserole dish with chickpea sweet potato curry

MORE INDIAN COMFORT FOOD

Print Recipe

Baked Chickpea Sweet Potato Curry Vegan

Baked Chickpea Sweet Potato Curry – a one-pot wonder made in one casserole dish. So easy to make, so perfect for a quick weeknight dinner. No standing around and sautéing needed. Glutenfree, soy-free, nut-free option.

Prep Time15 mins

Cook Time45 mins

Total Time1 hr

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: Indian

Keyword: baked curry recipe

Servings: 6

Calories: 315kcal

Author: Vegan Richa

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder or berbere spice or dry harissa spice or 2 teaspoons garam masala
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper or cayenne or omit for less heat
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 15 ounce (425.24 g) diced tomatoes with their juices or 1 cup chopped and 1 cup pureed
  • 15 ounce (425.24 g) can chickpeas drained or 1 1/4 cup of cooked chickpeas
  • 10 ounces (283.5 g) cubed sweet potatoes or about 2 1/2 cups , use other veggies such as potatoes, cauliflower, butternut squash, zucchini or a combination for variation
  • 1 cup (250 ml) coconut milk (use the whole 14 oz can for saucier) , see notes for subs
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter or almond butter or sunflower seed butter for Nutfree
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) water
  • 2 cups well-packed fresh baby spinach or 1 cup frozen spinach thawed
  • cilantro pepper flakes, and lime juice for garnish

Instructions

  • In a 9×11 or a similar size baking dish, add the oil and spread evenly. Preheat the oven to 400 deg F(205 c)

  • Then add the onion, garlic, and ginger on one side and the sweet potato on the other side.

  • Mix all the spices except salt in a bowl. Mix well and sprinkle all over.

  • Mix the onions a little bit and mix sweet potatoes to coat the spices but keep the onions and sweet potatoes separate. Sprinkle some splashes of water if needed while mixing, to help the spices stick.

  • Bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit(206 c)  for 15-16 minutes or until the onions are golden.

  • Then remove the baking dish from the oven then add in the coconut milk and peanut butter and mix in. Mix the peanut butter into the coconut milk until it’s mixed in otherwise, it will just stay in one corner of the dish.

  • Then add in the tomato, chickpeas, salt, water, and mix really well.

  • Put the dish back in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the sweet potato is cooked to preference and the sauce has thickened.

  • Remove from the oven and immediately add in the spinach and mix in. The spinach will wilt with the heat of the sauce.

  • Taste and adjust salt and flavor then garnish with cilantro, red pepper flakes, and lime juice and serve with rice, cauliflower rice or flatbread.

Notes

To make this nut-free, you can use some sunflower seed butter. You can also use 3 tablespoons of split red lentils (masoor dal) instead. Just add them with the chickpeas. They will cook and thicken the sauce.
Coconut milk substitute: Use cashew milk or oat milk or other creamy non dairy milk. You can add more nut butter to thicken the sauce if needed 
Veggie subs: use other veggies such as potatoes, cauliflower, butternut squash, zucchini or a combination for variation
Use white beans or lentils instead of chickpeas 
Oilfree: Omit the oil and use generous splashes of broth. The onion and spices will brown faster so check at 10 minutes and stir. 

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Baked Chickpea Sweet Potato Curry Vegan

Amount Per Serving

Calories 315
Calories from Fat 135

% Daily Value*

Fat 15g23%

Saturated Fat 6g38%

Sodium 498mg22%

Potassium 869mg25%

Carbohydrates 38g13%

Fiber 10g42%

Sugar 9g10%

Protein 12g24%

Vitamin A 13580IU272%

Vitamin C 17mg21%

Calcium 141mg14%

Iron 5mg28%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Ingredients:

  •  onions, minced ginger, and garlic are added to the casserole dish and  form the base of our gravy
  • spices: coriander, cumin, paprika, cinnamon, curry powder or berbere spice or dry harissa spice or 2 teaspoons garam masala,  black pepper
  • coconut milk makes this a rich and creamy curry. For a coconut-free  version, use cashew milk
  • canned diced tomatoes lend sweetness, acidity, body, and color to the tofu curry sauce
  • cooked chickpeas, drained or 1 1/4 cup of cooked chickpeas for added protein
  • cubed sweet potatoes or about 2 1/2 cups
  • peanut butter or almond butter for thickening or use sunflower seed butter for nut-free
  • well-packed fresh baby spinach

baked chickpea sweet potato curry served over rice

Tips & Substitutions:

  • To make this nut-free, you can use some sunflower seed butter. You can also use 3 tablespoons of split red lentils (masoor dal) instead. Just add them with the chickpeas. They will cook and thicken the sauce.
  • You can also use fresh tomatoes, pureed instead of canned tomatoes.
  • Instead of spinach, you can use chard or mustard greens.
  • Use other veggies such as cauliflower,  potato, butternut squash or a combination
  • Use other non dairy milks such as cashew milk or oat milk

ingredients needed for vegan chickpea sweet potato curry

How to make Baked Chickpea Sweet Potato Curry:

a casserole dish with sweet potato cubes on one side, and onions, garlic and ginger on the other side

In a 9×11 or a similar size baking dish, add the oil and spread evenly. Then add the onion, garlic, and ginger on one side and the sweet potato on the other side.

baked sweet potato cubes and onion in a casserole dish

Mix all the spices except salt in a bowl. Mix well and sprinkle all over. Mix the onions a little bit and mix sweet potatoes to coat the spices but keep the onions and sweet potatoes separate. Sprinkle some splashes of water while mixing if needed to help the spices stick.

coconut milk and peanut butter being added to a casserole dish with roasted sweet potato

Bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit(206 c)  for 15–16 minutes or until the onions are golden.

Then remove the baking dish from the oven then add in the coconut milk and peanut butter and mix in.

a casserole dish with sweet potatoes baking in coconut milk gravy

Mix the peanut butter into the coconut milk until it’s mixed in otherwise, it will just stay in one corner of the dish.

Then add in the tomato, chickpeas, salt, water, and mix really well.

tomatoes and canned chickpeas being added to baked sweet potato curry

Put the dish back in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the sweet potato is cooked to preference and the sauce has thickened.

a casserole dish with chickpea sweet potato curry in creamy gravy

spinach being added to sweet potato chickpea curry

Remove from the oven and immediately add in the spinach and mix in. The spinach will wilt with the heat of the sauce.

Top shot of casserole dish with chickpea sweet potato curry, blue green kitchen napkin on the side

Taste and adjust salt and flavor then garnish with cilantro, red pepper flakes, and lime juice and serve with rice or flatbread.

Storage: refrigerate for upto 3 days. Freeze for upto a month

a serving of vegan baked sweet potato chickpea curry served with rice sprinkled with cilantro

 

Baked Chickpea Sweet Potato Curry