Sweet Potato Tempeh Stew

Serving size:
 4 Servings


    • 1 T
    • olive oil
    • 1
    • onion (diced)
    • 2 clv
    • garlic (minced)
    • 1 T
    • ginger (grated)
    • 1 t
    • coriander seeds
    • 1⁄4 t
    • red pepper flakes
    • 1⁄4 t
    • salt
    • 3 c
    • vegetable stock (or water)
    • 2 lb
    • sweet potatoes (peeled, and cut into 1/2-inch cubes)
    • 8 oz
    • tempeh (cut into cubes)
    • 1 c
    • yogurt (plain, divided)
    • 1⁄4 c
    • pumpkin seeds (toasted)
30 minutes
Ready in
30 minutes


Along with tempeh and sweet potatoes (a perfect pair!), this hearty stew is scented with warming spices and is served garnished with a dollop of yogurt and nutty toasted pumpkin seeds.

Adapted from www.thekitchn.com.


Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a large, heavy stock pot. Add the onion and garlic and sauté until onion is translucent. Stir in the ginger, cardamom pods, coriander, red pepper flakes, and salt. Sauté for one more minute. Add the vegetable stock or water, then add the cubed sweet potatoes. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, and simmer for 10 minutes. Add the tempeh, and simmer for 8-10 minutes, until the tempeh is cooked through and the sweet potatoes are tender.

Taste, and adjust seasonings if needed. Stir in 1/2 cup of the yogurt, then serve. Top each bowl with a dollop more of yogurt and a sprinkle of the toasted pumpkin seeds.


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