Spicy African Chickpea and Sweet Potato Stew

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by janem123

Adapted from Howstuffworks.com

Top Review by Maito

This is tasty, and comforting on a fall night. We used less salt, fresh ginger, whole wheat couscous and subbed spinach for the okra. Thanks!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook couscous according to package directions.
  2. Place garlic and salt into bowl of food processor and blend until garlic is finely chopped.
  3. Add paprika, cumin seeds, black pepper, ginger, and allspice. Process 15 seconds.
  4. While processor is running, pour olive oil through cover opening until mixture forms paste.
  5. In a large saucepan, combine the completed spice paste, sweet potatoes, broth or water, tomatoes with juice, chickpeas, and okra. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, for 15 minutes.
  6. Uncover and simmer 10 minutes more or until vegetables are tender.
  7. Serve stew with couscous and hot pepper sauce.

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