Sweet Potato and Chickpea Vegan Curry ┃Vegan Meal Prep Recipe

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Sweet Potato Chickpea Vegan Curry is a standard around our house and I’m sure it will be in your house too! Whether you are new to making curry, or just looking for an alternative to the standard curry recipe you use, this is sure to please!

This curry recipe is SO easy to make, takes less than 30 minutes to cook, and makes an excellent vegan meal prep recipe!

I don’t remember when I first had a vegan curry dish, but I feel like it has always been one of my favorite vegetarian meals. It is just so packed full of both savory and sweet flavors, so creamy, so simple to make, and, because it is the vehicle for a variety of veggies and proteins like beans, lentils, or tofu, it is packed full of nutrition too!

Sweet Potato Chickpea Curry is great for meal prep!

t Potato Chickpea Curry is great for meal prep!There are a huge variety of vegan curry recipes out there, and I myself have a handful of favorite ways to make it, but this Sweet Potato and Chickpea Vegan Curry is one of my new faves! It really is so quick and easy and is great for a vegan meal prep item because it makes several servings that can be packed up with rice and re-heated in the microwave or on a stove top.


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How to spice up your curry

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This easy vegan curry recipe features coconut milk as the main sauce component, making it thick and creamy, with a flavor that evokes the most delicious Asian cuisine. The curry flavor here comes from your favorite orange or red powdered curry blend. I used one from Seasonality Spices called Freeport Curry. Their spice blends are amazing, but this is by far my favorite! You can find it on their Etsy shop here https://vegerarchy.com/freeport-curry .

You can also use a Masaman Curry paste instead. It is sooo delicious in this recipe!


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Curry is very versatile!

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The great thing about vegan curry is that it is essentially a delicious sauce that can be used for a myriad of different vegetables and proteins. Of course, since this is a vegan version of this classic Asian dish, I am using chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans as the protein.

Sweet potato is another star ingredient, with the addition of green beans to add a little contrasting color and texture. You could add mushrooms, or use green peas instead green beans. Maybe you like zuchinni or tofu – you could add those too!

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Another ingredient that I have started using recently is this Better Than Bouillon vegetable broth paste. It is really easy to use, is much more convenient than opening a whole container of veggie broth, and really boosted the flavor of this vegan curry recipe up a notch!

Just add a teaspoon to a bowl with little bit of water or coconut milk in it, stir to dissolve, then add it to the rest of the coconut milk in the pan. No need to add any extra salt to your recipe!

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Stove Top or the Instant Pot

This delicious Sweet Potato and Chickpea Curry can be made on the stove top or in an Instant Pot. You can even make it in a slow cooker!

I absolutely love my Instant Pot and I will use it any chance I get. It is so convenient because you can just throw all your ingredients in, set it, and forget it! (until you get hungry anyway!)

Go walk your dog, do the dishes, watch some Netflix – whatever! Your curry will be ready when you are!

See how I make it in the Instant Pot here:

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Curry is great any time!

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Sweet Potato and Chickpea Vegan Curry

This super tasty vegan curry recipe has great depth of flavor from the curry powder and a sweet creaminess from the coconut milk and sweet potatoes. Super easy to make and great as an easy vegan meal or meal-prep recipe.

Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Asian, Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 250 kcal
Author Jones LeFae


  • 1 Tbsp Coconut oil or extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion chopped
  • 2 cups Sweet potato cubed
  • 1 can (15 oz) chickpeas (garbanzo beans) drained and rinsed
  • 1 Tbsp Curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp Red pepper flakes
  • 1 can Coconut milk full fat or reduced fat
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 Tbsp Better Than Bouillon or 1 cup veggie broth
  • 1 cup fresh green beans cut into 1" segments
  • 1/4 cup Golden raisins
  • 1/4 cup All-purpose flour You can also use gluten-free


  1. Put the coconut or olive oil in a large saucepan on medium heat. Add the onions and let cook for 5 minutes until they have started to soften. Then add the sweet potatoes, curry powder, and red pepper flakes and sautee for another 5 minutes, stirring frequently.

    Add the drained and rinsed chickpeas and stir together.

  2. In a small mixing bowl, dissolve the Better Than Bouillon in the hot water. If you are using pre-made veggie broth you can skip this step.

    Add the broth and the coconut milk to the pan with the potatoes and chickpeas. Stir to combine the mixture.

    *The coconut milk will be much easier to use if you heat the can in some warm water first. This helps to melt the cream that forms at the top of the can. Shake the can well before opening.

  3. Cover and lower the heat to medium-low* to let the mixture simmer gently for 10-15 minutes. *Cooking temperatures and times may vary slightly according to your stove, altitude, and other factors. Adjust accordingly.

    Then add the raisins and green beans and simmer for another 10 minutes.

    Test to make sure the sweet potatoes are soft. When they are, it is ready!

  4. If you want to make this dish more spicy, you can add more red pepper flakes or about 1 Tbsp of Sriracha sauce.

    You can serve this with rice, couscous, quinoa and/or naan bread.

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