The Cooking Stop: Chickpea & Sweet Potato Curry

27 Feb, 2024

My daughter finds this family-size curry recipe easy to make because there’s no chopping involved. She can find chopping vegetables difficult so where possible she uses frozen ingredients.

This is also a very quick recipe to prepare because once all the ingredients are measured out, they are added to a slow cooker and left to cook. Whenever possible the recipes she cooks are 5 ingredients or less.

I suspect one of the reasons she likes this recipe is our family rule is if you cook you don’t have to clean up, so she enjoys watching everyone else load the dishwasher and tidy up.

Serves 4


2 Cups                         Curry Sauce (chili level of your choice)

2 Cups                         Frozen Sweet Potato                        

1 Cup                          Frozen Chopped Onions                   

1 Cup                          Frozen Spinach                    

1 Cup                          Chickpeas (canned)

Per Serve: 313 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 510mg sodium, 51g carbohydrates (20g sugars, 10g fiber), 10g protein.


  1. Put curry sauce into the slow cooker.
  2. Put frozen sweet potato in slow cooker.
  3. Put frozen onions in slow cooker.
  4. Put frozen spinach in slow cooker.
  5. Drain chickpeas and put in slow cooker.
  6. Turn on slow cooker to low, and leave to cook for 6 hours.

Watch this YouTube video where I show you the method my daughter uses.

Serving Suggestions

A curry needs rice or bread to accompany it. My daughter uses microwavable rice and, if we’re in for a special treat, heats some Naan bread in the Air Fryer, and serves it with mango chutney and raita as well.


This is one of the easiest one-pot recipes to cook. Because the ingredients are just left to cook for hours, the meal makes itself. All your young person needs to do is serve, so this is a great dish for them to able to make for the family or even for their friends.

I’d love to hear your feedback on how your young person found making this recipe.

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