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Inspired by butter and korma curries, this Creamy Chickpea Curry is not only quick and easy to prepare but has loads of flavour.

Chickpeas

Chickpeas (a.k.a. garbanzo beans) are a good source of plant-based protein, especially when combined with quinoa or high-quality grains. The high fibre content is also great at helping lower cholesterol and improving blood sugar levels. Chickpeas are therefore an excellent addition for those with diabetes or insulin resistance.

Ginger

To keep this creamy chickpea curry as basic as possible and not compromise on flavour, there simply had to be ginger. Although it is known for its aromatic and culinary properties, ginger has long been revered for its medicinal value. As far back as 2000 years ago, ginger has been used to alleviate gastrointestinal stress.

Curry Powder

Be sure to use fresh curry powder. Spices contain volatile oils that leach out over time (which is why they lose their aroma and taste). It also means they are losing much of their health benefits. Fresh is best with spices.

A Note About Spices

  • Consider visiting your local spice stores or ethnic markets. You can usually purchase by weight, which means you buy what you need, so no waste. They are also turning over stock frequently, so it’s fresher.
  • Purchase whole spices and grind them yourself. Grinding releases those potent health-promoting volatiles oils quicker, so if you want your spices to last longer – get them whole.
  • Avoid buying bulk spices unless you are using them often. You may just end up throwing most of it out, and that’s a pretty expensive exercise.
  • If spicy food is something you avoid but would like to try, then this is a great beginner recipe. Use a milder curry powder and build up to something spicier as you become more accustomed. The coconut cream helps tone down the heat and make the creamy texture of the sauce have a good mouthfeel.

To read more about Spices, read: Spice Essentials

Now enough talk, time to get cooking.

Enjoy!

Creamy Chickpea Curry

Chickpeas are a great source of plant based protein. Add the warmth of fresh ginger and curry spices, round it off with a bit of creaminess, and you have yourself a healthy and delicious comfort food.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: 30 minutes or less, dairyfree, dinner, easy, lunch, nutfree, onepan, soyfree, vegan, vegetarian
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

Spice Paste

  • tsp paprika
  • tsp curry powder medium heat
  • 1 tsp sea salt adjust to taste
  • tsp olive oil extra virgin

Onion Mix

  • 2 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 225 g onions (±2 onions) yellow, chopped
  • 14 g garlic (±2 cloves) minced
  • 24 g ginger (±2cm) fresh, grated or minced

Sauce Mix

  • 90 g tomato paste
  • 550 g diced tomato canned
  • 550 ml coconut cream canned

Protein

  • 550 g chickpeas canned, drained

Instructions

Spice Paste

  • In a small bowl add the curry powder, paprika, salt and olive oil
  • Mix into a paste and set aside

Onion Mix

  • On medium heat, add olive oil to a large pan/skillet and allow to warm
  • Add onions and sauté until they begin to soften and brown
  • Add garlic and ginger and stir

Sauce Mix

  • Turn heat to low and create a small well in the center of the pan
  • Add the spice paste and allow to warm until fragrant (±30 seconds), then stir in with the onion mix
  • Return heat to medium and add the tomato paste and diced tomato. Stir gently and deglaze the pan
  • Add coconut cream and stir until well blended

Protein

  • Add the chickpeas (or protein of your choice)
  • Bring pot to simmer and stir occasionally for 5 - 10 minutes (adjust cooking time according to your protein of choice)
  • Divide between bowls, garnish with chopped cilantro/coriander/banana and enjoy

Notes

Protein Alternatives: Use your favorite bean or lentils to keep it plant based. If you prefer to add an animal protein, consider the cooking time and if necessary brown or par cook before beginning the recipe. 
Curry Powder: I used a mild blend, but use your favorite brand or mix. This will keep the base curry profile familiar to what you and your family are accustomed to. 
Serve with: Rice, Cauli-rice, Quinoa, Naan  
Additions: Add extra vegetables like cauliflower, spinach or peas.
Leftovers: Store in an air-tight container in the fridge for up 3 days. Can be reheated or eaten cold according to personal preference.

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Inspired by butter and korma curries, this Creamy Chickpea Curry is not only quick and easy to prepare but has loads of flavour.

Chickpeas

Chickpeas (a.k.a. garbanzo beans) are a good source of plant-based protein, especially when combined with quinoa or high-quality grains. The high fibre content is also great at helping lower cholesterol and improving blood sugar levels. Chickpeas are therefore an excellent addition for those with diabetes or insulin resistance.

Ginger

To keep this creamy chickpea curry as basic as possible and not compromise on flavour, there simply had to be ginger. Although it is known for its aromatic and culinary properties, ginger has long been revered for its medicinal value. As far back as 2000 years ago, ginger has been used to alleviate gastrointestinal stress.

Curry Powder

Be sure to use fresh curry powder. Spices contain volatile oils that leach out over time (which is why they lose their aroma and taste). It also means they are losing much of their health benefits. Fresh is best with spices.

A Note About Spices

  • Consider visiting your local spice stores or ethnic markets. You can usually purchase by weight, which means you buy what you need, so no waste. They are also turning over stock frequently, so it’s fresher.
  • Purchase whole spices and grind them yourself. Grinding releases those potent health-promoting volatiles oils quicker, so if you want your spices to last longer – get them whole.
  • Avoid buying bulk spices unless you are using them often. You may just end up throwing most of it out, and that’s a pretty expensive exercise.
  • If spicy food is something you avoid but would like to try, then this is a great beginner recipe. Use a milder curry powder and build up to something spicier as you become more accustomed. The coconut cream helps tone down the heat and make the creamy texture of the sauce have a good mouthfeel.

To read more about Spices, read: Spice Essentials

Now enough talk, time to get cooking.

Enjoy!

Creamy Chickpea Curry

Chickpeas are a great source of plant based protein. Add the warmth of fresh ginger and curry spices, round it off with a bit of creaminess, and you have yourself a healthy and delicious comfort food.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: 30 minutes or less, dairyfree, dinner, easy, lunch, nutfree, onepan, soyfree, vegan, vegetarian
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

Spice Paste

  • tsp paprika
  • tsp curry powder medium heat
  • 1 tsp sea salt adjust to taste
  • tsp olive oil extra virgin

Onion Mix

  • 2 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 225 g onions (±2 onions) yellow, chopped
  • 14 g garlic (±2 cloves) minced
  • 24 g ginger (±2cm) fresh, grated or minced

Sauce Mix

  • 90 g tomato paste
  • 550 g diced tomato canned
  • 550 ml coconut cream canned

Protein

  • 550 g chickpeas canned, drained

Instructions

Spice Paste

  • In a small bowl add the curry powder, paprika, salt and olive oil
  • Mix into a paste and set aside

Onion Mix

  • On medium heat, add olive oil to a large pan/skillet and allow to warm
  • Add onions and sauté until they begin to soften and brown
  • Add garlic and ginger and stir

Sauce Mix

  • Turn heat to low and create a small well in the center of the pan
  • Add the spice paste and allow to warm until fragrant (±30 seconds), then stir in with the onion mix
  • Return heat to medium and add the tomato paste and diced tomato. Stir gently and deglaze the pan
  • Add coconut cream and stir until well blended

Protein

  • Add the chickpeas (or protein of your choice)
  • Bring pot to simmer and stir occasionally for 5 - 10 minutes (adjust cooking time according to your protein of choice)
  • Divide between bowls, garnish with chopped cilantro/coriander/banana and enjoy

Notes

Protein Alternatives: Use your favorite bean or lentils to keep it plant based. If you prefer to add an animal protein, consider the cooking time and if necessary brown or par cook before beginning the recipe. 
Curry Powder: I used a mild blend, but use your favorite brand or mix. This will keep the base curry profile familiar to what you and your family are accustomed to. 
Serve with: Rice, Cauli-rice, Quinoa, Naan  
Additions: Add extra vegetables like cauliflower, spinach or peas.
Leftovers: Store in an air-tight container in the fridge for up 3 days. Can be reheated or eaten cold according to personal preference.

Resource Alert


Spice Mixes From Around the World

Download and print this for reference or to hang it on your wall. Follow the link below to sign up or log in to access
these documents and many more.
(PS: you are welcome to unsubscribe once you’ve done the download, no hard feelings)


A wooden frame just above the same colour shelf flanked by small white vases with spikey green plants. The frame holds a chart with spices mixes from around the world in black writing with a white background

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Dried herbs hanging by a window
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Cauliflower
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