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CURRIED CHICKPEA STUFFED SWEET POTATOES

mayurisjikoni
Curried Chickpea Stuffed Sweet Potatoes is a healthy, delicious, filling and easy to make healthy meal. Enjoy it for lunch or dinner and it is a perfect hot meal for the cold season.
5 from 15 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Healthy Meal, Main Meal
Cuisine fusion
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

FOR THE SWEET POTATOES

  • 4 large sweet potatoes

FOR THE CURRIED CHICKPEAS/CHICKPEA CURRY

  • 1 cup chickpeas cooked
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 medium onion peeled and chopped
  • 4-6 cloves of garlic peeled and minced
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 1 tsp green chilli paste
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • ½ tsp cumin powder
  • ½ tsp garam masala optional
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 cup tomato puree
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ cup water

Instructions
 

BAKING THE SWEET POTATOES

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  • Wash the sweet potatoes well.
  • Make some cuts in the potatoes on all for sides.. just slide in a sharp knife and remove.
  • Wrap the sweet potatoes in some aluminum foil.
  • Place them on a baking sheet.
  • Bake the sweet potatoes for 30 -45 minutes.
  • Stab each potato with a knife. If the knife goes in easily then the sweet potatoes are baked well.
  • Remove from the oven. Unwrap them.
  • Cut a long slit lengthwise on top of each sweet potato.
  • Using a teaspoon, scoop out little bit of the flesh to make some space for the curried chickpeas.

PREPARATION OF THE CURRIED CHICKPEAS/CHICKPEA CURRY

  • While the sweet potatoes are baking, get the curried chickpeas ready.
  • Heat oil in a pan over medium heat.
  • Add cumin seeds and allow them to sizzle.
  • Add chopped onion. Stir fry till they are soft.
  • Add garlic, ginger and green chilli pastes. Stir fry for a minute.
  • Add garam masala, coriander, cumin, turmeric and chilli powder. Mix well.
  • Add salt and the tomato puree. Mix well.
  • Add water. Cover the pan and allow the curry to cook over low heat for 5-10 minutes.
  • Remember to stir it in between so that the curry does not burn.
  • When the curry becomes thick, remove the pan from the heat. Keep it covered in the pan till required.

PREPARATION OF CURRIED CHICKPEA STUFFED SWEET POTATOES

  • To each scooped out sweet potato add about 2-3 tbsp of the chickpea curry. Make sure you heat the curry up before adding to the sweet potatoes.
  • Add about 1-2 tbsp of thick plain yogurt on top of each stuffed sweet potato.
  • Garnish with some chopped coriander/cilantro and sprinkle some chilli flakes if you want to.
  • Serve immediately.

Notes

  • Use a leftover curry to stuff the baked sweet potatoes.
  • Can prepare the chickpea curry ahead.
  • Use the scooped out sweet potato flesh to prepare pattis, stuffed parathas, in a soup or add to a curry. Or simply mash it with some butter, fresh herbs and serve as a side dish.
  • Make sure you bake the potatoes in a baking sheet as sometimes the sweet natural water from the potatoes oozes out.
  • Baking time will depend on the size of the sweet potatoes.
Keyword baked sweet potatoes, curried chickpea stuffed sweet potatoes, stuffed sweet potatoes