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Baked Sweet Potato with Spinach Chana Masala [vegan] [gluten free] by The Flexitarian

Baked Sweet Potato with Spinach Chana Masala [vegan] [gluten free]

This Baked Sweet Potato with Spinach Chana Masala recipe is perhaps the ultimate easy comfort food!
5 from 1 vote
DieTARY CHOICEDairy-Free Recipes, Egg-Free Recipes, Gluten-Free Recipes, High Fibre Recipes, Low Fat Recipes, Nut-Free Recipes, Soya-Free Recipes, Vegan Recipes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Family Meals
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 people
Calories 357 kcal


  • baking tray
  • large saucepan


  • 4 medium sweet potatoes
  • 260 g spinach leaves
  • 3 to matoes
  • 400 g can chickpeas
  • 400 g can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 5 garlic cloves - crushed
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp chilli powder - according to taste
  • 1 thumb of ginger
  • 400 ml vegetable stock
  • 100 g grated creamed coconut
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • small bunch fresh coriander
  • olive oil
  • salt & pepper


  • Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6.
  • Wash the sweet potatoes. Place on a baking tray. Pierce all over with a fork. Drizzle some olive on top. Cook for 30-50mins until soft. Cooking size time will depend on the size of the sweet potatoes.
  • In the meantime, heat some olive oil in a large saucepan. Add finely chopped onion and crushed garlic, followed by garam masala, ground cumin, ground coriander, turmeric, chilli powder and grated ginger. Cook under moderate until onion is soft.
  • Add the can of chopped tomatoes and quartered fresh tomatoes, vegetable stock, grated creamed coconut and spinach. Cook under medium heat until the spinach has wilted.
  • Cook for another 10 mins to reduce some of the sauce. Add drained chickpeas. Cook for another 5 mins.
  • Season with lemon juice, salt & pepper.
  • Once cooked, split sweet potatoes in half.
  • Serve topped with spinach chana masala and a generous handful of chopped fresh coriander leaves.


Serving: 300gCalories: 357kcalCarbohydrates: 74gProtein: 13gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 1004mgPotassium: 1757mgFiber: 16gSugar: 17gVitamin A: 39278IUVitamin C: 48mgCalcium: 227mgIron: 6mg
Keyword chana masala, sweet potato
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