Vegan And Broke

Chickpea Curry

Cook Time: 25-30 Mins


Region: Asia

Difficulty: 2.5/5


We present you the most creamy and indulgent vegan chickpea curry. A dish loaded with exotic spices and coconut milk that melts in your mouth after every bite.


  • 1-2 Cup of Boiled Chickpeas (or A Can of Chickpeas) 
  • 1 Onion Diced
  • 4 Chopped Small Green Chillies 
  • 4 Minced Cloves of Garlic
  • 5g of Fresh Minced Ginger Roots
  • 1 Chopped Tomato
  • 1 Can Of Coconut Milk
  • Salt to Taste
  • 1 tsp Coriander Seeds
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 2 tsp Curry Powder (alter depending on spice tolerance)
  • Hot Water
  • 2 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Lime 
  • Freshly Chopped Coriander for Garnish


  • Mortar and Pestle
  • Pan
  • A Wooden Spatula
  • Knife
  • Chopping Board


  1. Preheat the pan over a low to medium heat.
  2. Add the whole spices to the hot pan and let the spices roast in the pan till the seeds are golden brown.
  3. Add the spices to a pestle and mortar (or a coffee grinder) and grind the spices into a fine powder.
  4. Add the oil to the pan and wait for the oil to start rippling.
  5. Add the onions and chillies to the pan and sauté till the onion starts to brown.
  6. Add the garlic and ginger to the pan and cook off the raw pungent flavours.
  7. Add the ground spices along with the curry powder and turmeric. Let the spices mix with the sauteed vegetables and release their aromas. Your kitchen should smell amazing.
  8. Add the drained chickpeas to the pan and let the flavours mix.
  9. Before the vegetables burn, deglaze the pan with both the chopped tomatoes and hot water to loosen the curry.
  10. Add coconut milk and salt to taste.
  11. Bring the curry to a boil and then cover and let the curry simmer on a low heat for 5-10 minutes or till the curry has your desired consistency. To thicken more, add coconut powder and to loosen, add warm water.
  12. Add lime juice to taste.
  13. Serve this curry into a bowl and garnish with freshly chopped coriander (optional).
  14. Best served with either cooked rice or bread of choice (i.e. roti, naan).


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