Makes 6 Servings
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 cup chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 cups cubed sweet potatoes
1 cup sliced carrots
1/2 cup chopped celery
19 oz (540ml) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed well
28 oz (796ml) can diced tomatoes
1/4 cup dried apricots, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup raisins
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp EACH ground ginger, turmeric and nutmeg
1 bay leaf
In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. When pan is hot, add onion and saute for 8 to 10 minutes. Add garlic and saute for another minute.
Add sweet potatoes, carrots, celery, chickpeas, tomatoes, apricots, raisins, cinnamon, ginger, turmeric, nutmeg and bay leaf. Cover and bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for 45 minutes. Serve warm.