Recipe: Sweet potato boat with chickpeas

Alpa Momaya

May 17, 2022

Sweet potato boat with chickpeas

Sweet potato boat with chickpeas

If you wish to have a nutritious dinner with minimal ingredients, this recipe is the one for you. Sweet Potato Boat with chickpeas, is a quick to serve dinner option that you can even serve at dinner parties. Ths fancy looking dish with a vegan sauce is all you need. A great combination of carbohydrate, protein and iron, this dish can fulfill all your nutritional requirement for the day.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Course Appetizer
Calories 272 kcal


  • 4 pieces Sweet Potatoes
  • 1 cup Boiled Chickpeas
  • 2 Onion, chopped
  • 1 Tomato, chopped
  • 2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 cup Baby Spinach, roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp Tahini/Mustard Sauce
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin
  • 3 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • Chilli Flakes for serving


  • Prepare the filling first by boiling some chickpea and spinach, till they are cooked to perfection.
  • In a separate vessel, powerboil some whole sweet potatoes, till they are half cooked.
  • Now heat the olive oil in a pan over a low heat.
  • Sauté some cumin, minced garlic, and chopped onions till they are golden brown.
  • Add in the chopped tomatoes, salt and chilli powder and cook until the tomatoes turn into a gravy-like consistency.
  • Combine the boiling chickpeas and spinach with the gravy.
  • Next, take the sweet potatoes and cut them in half. Scoop some sweet potato out of the centre to create a cavity.
  • Combine the scooped out potatoes with the chickpea filling.
  • Fill the sweet potatoes with the mixture.
  • Garnish with crushed pepper and chilli flakes.
  • Bake the potatoes for 10 minutes, then serve with tahini/mustard sauce on the side.
Keyword chickpeas, sweet potatao

About the Author

As the holder of a Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics from the University of Mumbai, Alpa Momaya has always understood the value of good nutrition in an individual's life. She is a Registered Nutritional Practitioner (Canada) with over 15 years of experience in the field. Specializing in Clinical Nutrition, Pre & Post Natal Diets, and Weight Management, Alpa found her calling as a Sr. Nutritionist with HealthifyMe. Alpa's love for cooking and good nutrition has seen her contribute several recipes to the HealthifyMe database over the years. Additionally, she takes a keen interest in reading and painting.

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