Vegan chickpea curry in a white bowl with basmati rice next to cilantro.

Chickpea Curry Recipe | Vegan

Chickpea Curry will soon become your new favorite quick and easy weeknight dinner recipe that also happens to be vegetarian and vegan!

Course Dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 410 kcal
Author London


  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 sweet onion finely diced
  • 1 jalapeno finely diced
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • ½ tsp. ginger paste or grated fresh ginger
  • 1 Tbsp. curry powder mild
  • 1 tsp. coriander
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • ½ tsp. turmeric
  • ½ tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. sugar or coconut sugar
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes quartered
  • 2 15- oz. cans chickpeas drained
  • 1 15- oz. can coconut milk full fat or lite
  • Basmati rice or cauliflower rice
  • Cilantro optional


  1. In a 5-6 qt. Dutch oven or large pot over medium heat add olive oil, jalapeño, and diced onion. Sauté for 5-6 minutes, or until onions are translucent.

  2. Add crushed garlic and ginger. Sauté for 1 minute.
  3. In a small bowl whisk together curry powder, coriander, cumin, turmeric, paprika, salt, pepper and sugar. Add spices to the pan and stir until well combined.
  4. Add tomatoes, chickpeas, and coconut milk. Stir until combined. Cook curry over medium heat for 5 minutes. Reduce heat to a Medium-Low heat where contents are simmering. Cover pot or pan with a lid and simmer for 12-15 minutes. Chickpeas should be fork tender.
  5. Serve chickpea curry over cooked basmati rice or sautéed cauliflower rice with a sprinkle of cilantro. Enjoy!

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Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Chickpea Curry Recipe | Vegan
Amount Per Serving
Calories 410 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 31%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Sodium 1215mg 51%
Potassium 611mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 44g 15%
Dietary Fiber 12g 48%
Sugars 3g
Protein 13g 26%
Vitamin A 13.6%
Vitamin C 27.6%
Calcium 13.7%
Iron 32.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.