Chickpea Masala Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

By Rena |

Simple and delicious sweet potatoes stuffed with an easy to make Chickpea Spinach Masala. A healthy and filling vegan comfort food that can be enjoyed as a main meal or a side dish.

This post is #sponsored by Deep Indian Kitchen and I received compensation, but all opinions and content are my own. 

Chickpea Masala in sweet potato

Chickpea Masala is a hearty, saucy chickpea dish with warming spices. It make for a delicious filling in a sweet potato! Easy to prep, with only a few ingredients, it’s a hearty dinner that’ll please the taste buds!

If you are after more easy and delicious Indian recipes, why not try my succulent Easy Butter Chicken or my dreamy Creamy Chickpea Cauliflower Curry!

Why this is so good

  • The chickpeas used in the Chickpea Masala are soaked and slow-cooked for hours to ensure they are soft and soak in all the flavor from our sauce
  • They cook the sauce in layers, meaning they start the sauce base with sauteed onions/spices, cook down juicy tomatoes, add in a special blend of spices, etc to form the sauce. Layering on flavor throughout the sauce making process is time-intensive, but the taste is worth it!
  • Many ingredients in the Chickpea Masala have numerous beneficial properties, including turmeric which is known to be a potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant; paprika, which can act as a temporary relief for muscle and joint pains; and fenugreek leaves, which can aid in digestive problems such as an upset stomach.
  • The chickpea masala has 13g of protein, is non-GMO, and is 100% plant-based.

 

Ingredients

  • Sweet Potatoes: Medium and thoroughly washed.
  • Chickpea Masala: Deep Indian Kitchen brand is delicious.
  • Vegetables: Onion and baby spinach.
  • Garlic & Ginger: Freshly minced for the best flavor.
  • Salt & Pepper: To taste

HOW TO MAKE CHICKPEA MASALA STUFFED SWEET POTATOES

  • Preheat oven to 400 F 
  • Prepare a Sheet pan with Aluminum foil. Place pre-washed Sweet potatoes on a sheet pan. Using a fork, poke some holes all over the sweet potato. 
  • Bake the sweet potatoes at 400F for 40-50 minutes. Until a fork goes through it easily.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the Chickpea Masala. In a skillet over medium heat, add the coconut oil. Then add the onions and garlic until they are slightly tender and cooked through for about 3 minutes. 
  • Add the spinach and mix to combine for 1-2 minutes. Next, as the spinach wilts, add the deep kitchen chicken pea Masala. Mix for another 1-2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper according to taste. 
  • Cut the baked sweet potatoes in half. Top each with the chickpea Masala. Garnish with topping options. Enjoy! 

 

Chickpea Masala filling

process shots

What is Masala?

Masala is a mix of different spices that are ground into either a paste or powder and used in Indian cooking. The spices used may include the following spices:  turmeric, saffron, fennel seeds, ginger, garlic, mustard seeds, mace, star anise, tamarind, fenugreek, bay leaves, Malabar leaves, or dried red chiles.

What are the 7 Indian spices?

The 7 main Indian spices are:

  • Cumin –  a very distinctive flavor with an earthy, nutty, spicy taste with somewhat bitter undertones and a warm, penetrating aroma with hints of lemon.
  • Coriander –  the flavor is earthy, tart, and sweet with a floral aroma.
  • Cardamom – cardamom has a complex flavor. It’s citrusy, minty, spicy, and herbal all at the same time.
  • Cinnamon – a sweet and spicy flavor.
  • Mustard seeds – a sharp, subtly spicy flavor (although seeds vary)
  • Ginger – hot, zesty and biting yet sweet and warm
  • Garam masala – adds warmth, sweetness, floral notes, and a touch of heat from the black pepper
  • Turmeric –  a warm, bitter taste.

 

sweet potato on plate

overhead shot of sweet potato

How long is Chickpea Masala Good for?

Store chickpea masala in a tightly sealed container and store it in the fridge for 3-4 days. Remove and reheat either in a saucepan or in the microwave.

Can you freeze Chickpea Masala?

You may freeze for up to 3 months! The key is storing properly to prevent freezer burn. Remove frozen chicken masala and either thaw in the fridge, or reheat in the microwave or your stovetop. It is a great recipe to cook ahead and freeze until ready to use. Also, the ready to go chickpea masala by Deep Indian Kitchen is the perfect ready to go meal that only needs to be reheated.

Chickpea Masala in sweet potatoes

recipe notes and tips

  • Choose thinner sweet potatoes. While baking, the heat will evenly cook even the very center of the thinner potatoes, getting them all hot and caramelized; whereas with the fat potatoes, the outsides will be done well before the centers have a chance to cook through.
  • Make sure to use a preheated oven – otherwise you’ll have increase cooking time.
  • Baking at a higher temperature will really caramelize the natural sugars in the sweet potatoes.
  • Garnish with fresh cilantro, sour cream and lemon.

top down shot of sweet potatoes and fillings

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Chickpea Masala Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Simple and delicious sweet potatoes stuffed with an easy to make chickpea Spinach Masala.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 2
Calories: 427kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

  • 2 medium Sweet Potatoes thoroughly washed 
  • 1 Pack Deep Indian Kitchen Chickpea Masala 
  • 1 Small Onion chopped
  • 1 Tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 1 Cup Fresh Baby Spinach 
  • 2 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 1 Tsp Minced Ginger 
  • Salt and Pepper to taste (optional) 

Toppings/Garnishes:

  • Cilantro, Sour Cream, Lemons 

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 F.
  • Prepare a Sheet pan with Aluminum foil. Place pre-washed Sweet potatoes on a sheet pan. Using a fork, poke some holes all over the sweet potato.
  • Bake the sweet potatoes at 400F for 40-50 minutes. Until a fork goes through it easily.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the Chickpea Masala. In a skillet over medium heat, add the coconut oil. Then add the onions and garlic until they are slightly tender and cooked through for about 3 minutes.
  • Add the spinach and mix to combine for 1-2 minutes. Once Spinach is wilted, add the deep kitchen chicken pea Masala.
  • Mix for another 1-2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper according to taste. Cut the baked sweet potatoes in half.
  • Top each with the chickpea Masala. Garnish with topping options. Enjoy! 

Notes

Choose thinner sweet potatoes. While baking, the heat will evenly cook even the very center of the thinner potatoes, getting them all hot and caramelized; whereas with the fat potatoes, the outsides will be done well before the centers have a chance to cook through.
Make sure to use a preheated oven - otherwise you'll have increase cooking time.
Baking at a higher temperature will really caramelize the natural sugars in the sweet potatoes.
Garnish with fresh cilantro, sour cream and lemon.

Nutrition

Calories: 427kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 138mg | Potassium: 896mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 33469IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 96mg | Iron: 2mg
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