1-Pot Green Curry with Chickpeas, Kale, and Sweet Potato
A 1-Pot Thai- and Indian-style fusion green curry made with sweet potatoes, plenty of fresh aromatics, chickpeas, creamy coconut milk, and seasonal greens. The result is a vibrant, creamy, satisfying curry perfect for weeknight meals, meal prep, and beyond!
Heat a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Once hot, add water, shallot or onion, and ginger. Sauté for 3-4 minutes, stirring frequently, until fragrant and onion is translucent.
Add garlic and sauté for a few minutes more. Then add curry paste (starting with the smallest suggested amount and adding more later if needed) and stir. Cook for 2 minutes more.
Add sweet potatoes, half of the coconut aminos, and curry powder and stir to coat. Cook for 2-3 minutes to infuse the curry paste and powder into the potatoes. Then add coconut milk, water or vegetable broth, the remaining half of the coconut aminos, and stir. Bring to a simmer over medium heat.
Once simmering, add the chickpeas and slightly reduce heat. You want a simmer, not a boil, which should be around low to medium-low heat.
Cover and cook for 10-12 minutes, stirring occasionally. Keep at a simmer — lower the heat if boiling.
At this time, taste and adjust the flavor of the broth as needed, adding maple syrup or coconut sugar for sweetness (optional), coconut aminos for saltiness / depth of flavor, curry powder for spice and depth of flavor, or curry paste for more bright, citrus notes (this paste tends to lighten flavors with its acidic notes). Don't be shy with seasonings — this curry should be very flavorful.
Once the broth is to your liking, add greens of choice, stir, and cover. Cook for 2-3 minutes, or until greens are vibrant in color and just wilted. Turn off heat and let the curry rest uncovered for a few minutes before serving.
Serve as is, or over rice, quinoa, steamed vegetables, or greens (optional). Garnish with desired toppings such as cilantro, lime or lemon, or roasted cashews for added texture and protein.
Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days or in the freezer up to 1 month. Reheat on the stovetop. Add additional coconut milk if it needs more moisture.
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated with homemade green curry paste and water instead of vegetable broth, and without optional ingredients. *Curry powder is not a common ingredient used in traditional Indian cooking, but rather an invention of the British to evoke the flavors of Indian cuisine. The term "curry" in Indian cooking refers to a sauce or gravy served with vegetables or meat. (source)