Chickpea Curry Recipe


I really enjoy a good curry. Especially on a rainy day, like we’ve been having lately here. Today I’m making a different kind of curry, I’m swapping meat for chickpeas. I like them and they make for a great replacement for meat, because chickpeas have plenty of protein.

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This chickpea curry turned out better than I was expecting! The flavors from the spices and sauces have come together nicely and the chickpeas give you enough of a bite to not miss the meat. I’ll definitely do this again!

Here is the written recipe, with the ingredients and step by step instructions:

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Chickpea Curry

Easy to make at home chickpea curry. It's creamy, vegan and very delicious. It will warm you up in the cold season for sure!
Servings 2 people


Cutting board
Rubber spatula
Boiling Pot


  • 1 pound chickpeas (400g, frozen)
  • 14 oz canned chopped tomatoes
  • 1 large onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 spicy pepper
  • 1 lime
  • 7 oz fat coconut milk (200ml)
  • 1 tbsp grated ginger
  • tsp garam masala
  • tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp chili flakes
  • tsp smoked chili powder
  • 2 tsp salt
  • cilantro
  • olive oil


  • First step – boil the chickpeas for 8 minutes. If you are using canned chickpeas, skip this step.
  • Finely chop the spicy pepper and the onion
  • In a preheated pan at medium heat add a good amount of olive oil and the onion. Cook for 10 minutes at low heat or until the onion becomes translucent
  • Next, add the spicy pepper and cook for another minute.
  • After that, add the crushed garlic, grated ginger and the spices. Cook everything for another minute
  • Then add the chopped tomatoes and cook for 7 – 10 minutes
  • Now add the water and the salt. Cook for another 12 minutes
  • After that, add the chickpeas and cook for another 2 minutes
  • Then, add the coconut milk and mix everything together. Cook for another 5 minutes or until the sauce gets thick.
  • Next, squeeze the juice of the lime into the pan and stir a bit.
  • Last, chop the cilantro and sprinkle it over the curry before serving.


You can also use canned or dried chickpeas. If you get dried, you need to soak them overnight and then boil them.
Cuisine: Indian

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