Moroccan Sweet Potato Stew

"this is a great vegetarian side dish."
 
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Ready In:
1hr 50mins
Ingredients:
17
Serves:
10
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ingredients

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directions

  • Place the onions and garlic into a large pot with 1/4 cup water. Cook, covered, over low heat until tender, about 10 to 12 minutes, adding more water as necessary to prevent scorching.
  • Stir in the turmeric, cinnamon, curry, cumin, nutmeg, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Cook for 3 minutes. Stir in the sweet potatoes, bell pepper, eggplant and broth. Raise the heat to medium and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, for 5 minutes.
  • Add garbanzo beans and tomatoes, and simmer, covered, until sweet potatoes are tender, about 45 to 60 minutes, stirring occasionally. Garnish with fresh cilantro before serving.

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Reviews

  1. Lynette S.
    I love the spices, sweet potatoes, and garlic. Yum!
     
  2. HawaiianBaker
    This was okay, but not stellar. I did make several major changes, so you'll have to take my rating with a grain of salt. 1) Sub carrots for eggplant, 2) Made it in a crock pot, 3) Used about 2 cups chicken stock and 1 cup water, 4) Sub green bell pepper for red, 5) Used only 1 (15 oz) can of chickpeas. I garnished with raisins and walnuts (suggested by another reviewer) and that made it quite a bit better. Served over white rice. My husband liked it.
     
  3. scorpiofood
    Loved this-- was out of cumin and substituted chili powder which worked well-- still a nice balance of spicy and sweet. I chopped the eggplant and sweet potatoes into larger pieces. Also used veggie stock rather than water.
     
  4. anna.zhuravel
    Excellent recipe. Next time I make it, I would make three modifications: 1. Omit curry. The mix of spices is complex and interesting as it is without a curry, which is a mix of spices itself. 2. I would cut the sweet potatoes and eggplant into larger chunks than the red pepper. More sweet potatoes can be added. 3. Stock can be substituted with water. This stew is great served hot over bed of rice or couscous. It would be a delicious side dish to grilled halibut or other firm-flesh fish.
     
  5. Geema
    The spices in this dish were nicely balanced and blended in perfectly with the vegetables. I served this dish with couscous and topped with raisins and cashews. My DH and I both cleaned our plates, but both thought the vegetables tasted "watery". I recommend using only 1 can of tomatoes, or leaving them out all together, relying on the broth for cooking. You always post great curry recipes, Chia.
     
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Tweaks

  1. Lynette S.
    I substituted 1/2 large yellow, red, orange, and green peppers for the eggplant cut into 1 inch pieces and added two jalapeno peppers, seeded and diced.
     

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