Sweet Potato and Chickpea Masala Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Sweet Potato and Chickpea Masala Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Sweet Potato and Chickpea Masala

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"I had some leftover bread that has a short shelf-life. So, I guess this spicy recipe goes well with it. Decided to add sweet potato to the original chana masala, as I didn't want that to go to waste, too. And it tasted good!"

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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    45 mins


  1. Melt ghee with oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute ginger and garlic in the ghee mixture until aromatic and lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Add onion; continue to saute until the onion is soft and translucent, about 5 minutes more.
  2. Mix curry powder, cumin, coriander, chili powder, garam masala, and turmeric together in a bowl; add to the skillet and stir. Stir enough water into the skillet to get the mixture to be paste-like; cook to let the flavors intensify for about 30 seconds.
  3. Stir sweet potato, chickpeas, 1 cup water, and salt into the mixture in the skillet; cook at a simmer until the sweet potato is just tender, about 10 minutes. Thin the mixture with more water if too thick.
  4. Stir tomatoes into the sweet potato mixture, bring to a boil, and cook until the liquid reduces to a thick gravy, about 5 minutes. Garnish with cilantro.
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  • Cook's Notes:
  • I add a teaspoon of chili powder to make it extra hot and spicy. To those who can't stand the heat, just do without it.

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Jul 21, 2014

I have made this recipe twice now, with and without the tomatoes. This is a very good side dish with Curry Stand Chicken Masala or just over rice on its own. Very easy. My guest loved it. Last night a added 1 seeded and chopped jalepeno pepper to kick it up. The pepper also added some color.

May 21, 2014

Fantastic! I followed this recipe exactly and it came out to a PERFECT consistency with plenty of flavors! I highly recommend this recipe paired with Tandoori Chicken II and a side of Indian Style Basmati Rice (both on the website). Thanks OP, this dish was welcomed very well by the family!


5 Ratings

Mar 17, 2014

So disappointing! This sounded so tasty and it was completely void of flavor. I added the chili powder and basically it was just flavorless, but hot. I really wanted this to be good, but it wasn't.

Mar 12, 2014

Followed the recipe except only one large sweet potato and a cup of peas. Excellent and very healthy. I only used 1/2 Tbsp. Oil and no butter. Didn't miss the extra fat at all. Flavorful...a keeper.


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  • Calories
  • 515 kcal
  • 26%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 96 g
  • 31%
  • Cholesterol
  • 11 mg
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 10.9 g
  • 17%
  • Fiber
  • 16.9 g
  • 68%
  • Protein
  • 11.7 g
  • 23%
  • Sodium
  • 1244 mg
  • 50%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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