This recipe is simply delicious, and all the ingredients mesh well to create a fantastic meal.


1/2 teaspoon cumin

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon curry

1/4 teaspoon turmeric

1 Tablespoon of chopped fresh basil leaves

1/2 teaspoon salt

A pinch of black pepper

1 cup of onion diced

2 Large garlic cloves (grated)

1 – 2 cups of sweet potatoes (diced into tiny pieces)

1/2 cup of chickpeas (cooked)

1/4 cup of green lentils

1 – 2 cups of vegetable stock

1 – 2 cups of water

1 tablespoon of freshly grated ginger

1/2 cup of couscous (cooked)


In a large pot, combine all the spices (cumin, cinnamon, salt, curry, turmeric, black pepper) and 1/2 a cup of water, and cook for about 1 – 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Then add the onion, garlic, and sweet potatoes), and let cook for about 7 minutes. Don’t forget to stir occasionally. Then add the remaining ingredients (chickpeas, ginger, vegetable stock, lentils, basil leaves), and cook on low-medium heat for about 20-25 minutes. You may wish to increase the liquid level at any time by adding an extra half cup of vegetable stock or water. Then it is ready to serve with a side of couscous.

Serving: 3 – 5 persons