Moroccan Curry

I hope you all survived Monday.  It was a rollercoaster here, but I managed to get through it… thanks to coffee… and chocolate.

Ethan’s first nap was fantastic.  I squeezed in both a quick workout and a shower.  Woohoo!  He has recently reverted back to his 3-4 hour sleep schedule at night, which is really unfortunate for this tired mama.


His second nap, on the other hand, was his typical 30-minute cat nap.  I wouldn’t mind his short naps so much if he actually woke up happy and rested instead of cranky and screaming.  We had to go for a walk to quiet him down since NOTHING else seemed to work.  Thank goodness it was a lovely day outside!

Anyway – enough about sleeping vs screaming babies.  I have something wonderful to share.  This curry recipe is filled with my favorite things, sweet potatoes, raisins, olives, and plenty of lovely spices.  It will make your kitchen smell fantastic!  (Sorry, the pictures do not do it justice!)


Moroccan Curry
Serves: 3
  • 1 TBS olive oil
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • 1 TBS curry powder
  • 1 small/medium onion, diced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1 sweet potato, peeled and cubed
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • ¾ cup orange juice (I used Trop50 reduced sugar.)
  • 1 small box (42g) raisins
  • ¼ cup kalamata olives, pitted and quartered
  • 1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 2 handfuls of baby spinach
  1. Warm the oil in a large pot with a lid; I used non-stick. Add the spices and stir until fragrant, approx. 1-2 minutes.
  2. Add onion and potato, and cook about 3 or 4 minutes.
  3. Add a splash of water to de-glaze the pan. Stir in bell pepper and carrots, and cook until soft. Cover, stir, cover stir, and do not let onions burn.
  4. Pour in orange juice, chickpeas, and raisins, and simmer 15-20 minutes covered, stirring occasionally.
  5. Near the end, stir in the olives and spinach. The spinach should wilt quickly. Serve.

I served this over brown rice the first night, but when I enjoyed the leftovers for lunch, I ate it as-is.  Since the recipe is not very saucy, I think I would recommend serving it without rice or quinoa.  Of course, garlic naan is always a nice addition if you have some at-hand.  #carblover


You can tell by the ingredients that this is GF, vegan, but not paleo.  Call it what you want; I call it good!  As always, if you try it, be sure to leave your thoughts in the comments.

  • What are some of your favorite curry ad-ins?
  • Raisins, yay or nay?  I know Laura’s not a fan…

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17 Responses to Moroccan Curry

  1. Omg, I love Ethan’s bear hat! So precious!

    This recipe looks fantastic – anything with sweet potatoes is an instant winner for me.

  2. Tina Muir says:

    Wow that sounds fantastic! I love curry, and I love all the ingredients inside. With my running I have to be careful of consuming spicy stuff before hard workout days, but this isnt that spicy, so it can be enjoyed anytime! Yay! Thanks for the recipe! I love it!

  3. Wow, you’re really having quite the time with Ethan’s sleep schedule! I hope it keeps betters soon!

    Love the look of this recipe! I’m a big curry fan, so this looks like something I’d love!

  4. Linz says:

    yum!! i’m not very adventurous cooking with curry, but your recipe looks great!!

  5. That looks really, really good. I’m not the biggest curry fan but I’ve found that I can handle it in certain dishes. Pinning!

  6. I LOVE curry! Must try! ps… I think we have the same carseat and stroller! xoxo

  7. lauraehall13 says:

    I love Indian food! Hold the raisins though… LOL! Real grapes are just so much better! 🙂

  8. YUM! I love curry with raisins. I may have to make this (but will likely have to add meat to get my husband to eat it.

  9. Sounds delicious. I’m a fan of golden raisins when they are plump from cooking, but in baked goods.

  10. Elena says:

    Yum!! Definitely need to try this next week!

  11. Elle says:

    Looks good… pinned!

  12. Yum! I love curries…that looks delicious, with raisins. 🙂 We had the same thing with L- short naps and she’d wake up screaming and still tired… she did eventually grow out of it and by 8-9 months started taking longer naps more consistently, but it is hard!!

  13. Kierston says:

    I love curry. And yay to raisins 🙂

  14. I go through phases with them. I will love them for a long time and then all of a sudden, want nothing to do with them

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