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Coconut Chickpea Curry Recipe

This coconut chickpea curry can be whipped up in under 30 minutes, it’s packed with flavour and goodness and even like me if you aren’t vegan or vegetarian it’ll become one of your favourites.

Equipment for this Recipe

Chopping Board

Chefs Knife


5.0 from 1 reviews
Coconut Chickpea Curry Recipe
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Serves: 4
  • 1 Onion, diced
  • 1 tsp Oil
  • 3 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1 tsp Ground Coriander
  • 1 tsp Curry Powder
  • ½ tsp Cumin
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, crushed
  • 4 Tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • ¼ tsp Pepper
  • 425g / 15oz Canned Chickpeas, drained
  • Juice of a Lime
  • 1 Cup Coconut Cream
  1. Heat the oil over medium heat in a medium sized frypan.
  2. Peel and dice the onion and add to the pan. Cook for about 5 minutes until softened and translucent.
  3. Add the spices and crushed garlic to the pan and cook for about 30 seconds over low heat or until very fragrant.
  4. Add the chopped tomatoes and cook for about 5 minutes over medium heat until it has formed a thick paste. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Add the chickpeas and coconut cream. Stir until everything is evenly combined and simmer for 10 minutes or until thickened slightly.
  6. Add the lime juice and taste for seasoning, add more salt if needed.
  7. Serve with rice and flat bread.
Canned tomatoes can be used instead of fresh, you'll need a 400g / 15oz can.
This curry reheats and freezes perfectly.
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Carolyn Whittaker

Sunday 21st of March 2021

This dish is so delicious! I didn't have Garam Marsala so I used allspice. My family loves it! Also added some leftover diced chicken. Will definitely make again!

Tracey Pursall

Thursday 17th of September 2020

16/9/20. Made this today gorgeous so yummy ,we are not vegans or vegetarians. My partner said he would add more heat to it ,I like it as it is, I added two chestnut mushrooms, I added a desert spoon tomato sauce just to slightly sweeten it. Thankyou carina I have cooked loads of your recipes 10/10.


Sunday 20th of September 2020

I'm so happy you enjoyed this recipe, it's one of my favourites!


Thursday 3rd of September 2020

Hey Carina!

I don’t know if you remember me from my YouTube days but I just wanted to pop on here and say that I love your recipes! My family and I LOVE your Chocolate Salted Caramel Tart and I just tried your Coconut Chickpea Curry last night and it was AMAZING!



Tuesday 11th of August 2020

The coconut cream is different than coconut milk? Can you use coconut milk or will the sauce be to thin?


Wednesday 1st of July 2020

Love this recipe. Simple list of ingredients and easy steps to follow. The curry dish looks just like your video and tastes yummy!

Would have loved to have more sauce for the bread.