Deliciously Ella’s Sweet potato & chickpea stew

  • Preparation time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Serves: 8


2 large sweet potatoes, cut into small chunks
4 tbsp tomato purée
4 tbsp apple cider vinegar
4 cloves garlic, chopped
4 tsp turmeric
4 tsp cumin
1-2 tsp cayenne pepper (adjust according to taste)
400ml can coconut milk
2 400g cans chopped tomatoes
2 medium aubergines, chopped into bite-size pieces
400g can chick peas, drained
260g spinach
28g coriander, finely chopped
600g brown rice, cooked, to serve


1.  Steam the sweet potato for 15 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, put the tomato purée, vinegar, garlic, spices and seasoning in a large saucepan with some olive oil, and heat for a minute or two until they’re bubbling. 

3. Add the coconut milk, tomatoes, aubergine and sweet potato. Allow to come to the boil, then simmer for about 45 minutes.

4. Add the drained chick peas and spinach and cook for another 10 minutes.

5. When ready to eat, sprinkle with coriander and serve with brown rice.