Forget Friday night takeaways swimming in oil, it’s so simple to make your own healthy and nutritious takeout using my delicious curry recipe.

Possibly my most popular recipe from my book, this vegetarian curry is comforting, filling and aromatic. It’s also a firm family favourite in our own house, and when a recipe is devoured by the kids, you know it’s an instant winner!


Creamy Sweet Potato and Chickpea Curry

(Serves two)


  • 1tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 large diced onion
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 large sweet potatoes cut into 2cm cubes
  • 1 can of chick peas in water drained and rinsed
  • 160ml tinned coconut milk
  • 1tbsp turmeric powder
  • 1tsp of garammassala spice mix
  • 1tsp of korma or curry powder
  • ½ tsp of chili powder
  • 1tbs tomato purée
  • 500ml water



In a large saucepan fry onions and garlic together with turmeric, garamassala, curry powder and chili powder for 5 minutes over medium heat.

Add sweet potato and fry for further 10 minutes.

Add chickpeas, water and tomato purée.

Bring to boil then reduce to low medium heat, (do not place lid on saucepan), allow to simmer for around 20 minutes and if water has not reduced to half, turn up the heat a little.

Once the water has reduced to half of the original amount, add coconut milk and cook for further 10 minutes.

Serve with cooked brown rice, quinoa, cauliflower ‘rice’ or simply on its own.


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Hali Jafari is a Health and Lifestyle coach based in Bristol, UK.

She has successfully lost 11 stone and kept it off for 2 years. During this time, she has helped many others reach their weight loss goals by introducing a plan she developed herself for her own weight loss journey.

In 2015 Hali won ‘Chef of the Day’ on the cookery TV series The Box, presented by TV Chef James Martin. Her love of Middle Eastern food shows through in many of her recipes.

Hali has a passion for helping women become healthier and happier in their own skin, helping them gain confidence and live a fulfilling life by offering personal coaching sessions. You can find out more on her website:

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