Curried Yam Stew

Prep: 15 minutes Cook: 20 minutes


This one pot meal contains many of my favorite foods; garbanzos, spinach and yams. It is easy to prepare, cooks quickly and tastes delicious.


  • 4 cups garnet yams, peeled and chopped
  • 15 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 15 ounce can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup vegetable broth
  • 2 tsp curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp coriander
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 4 cups packed fresh baby spinach leaves


Place the yams, tomatoes, garbanzo beans and broth in a large pot. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and cook, stirring occasionally for 15 minutes, until yams are just tender. Add the remaining ingredients, except for the spinach leaves and mix well. Place the spinach leaves on top of the stew, cover and steam for 1 minute or so, then stir the leaves into the stew. Continue to cook, stirring frequently for 4 minutes longer. Serve at once.