Do You Feel Like Chickpeas Tonight?

September 11, 2019

Do You Feel Like Chickpeas Tonight?

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Easy Chickpea Curry

A simple, yet delicious Indian-inspired curry for any day of the week.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Keyword chickpeas, curry
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Author D. Leecious


  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ginger 1 inch piece, peeled and grated
  • 1 jalapeno seeded and sliced
  • 2 tbsp garam masala
  • 1 tspn turmeric
  • 1 tspn salt
  • 1 tspn black pepper
  • 2 cups fresh tomato diced
  • 15 oz chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro chopped


  1. Heat olive oil in a large stock pot or dutch oven over medium-high heat.

  2. Add onion and cook until onion becomes translucent and begins to brown, about 3-5 minutes.

  3. Add garlic, ginger, and jalapeño. Continue to cook over medium heat until garlic is fragrant and jalapeño is tender, about 3-4 minutes.

  4. Add garam masala, turmeric, salt, and pepper then continue to cook for 1-2 minutes.

  5. Add tomatoes, chickpeas, and water. Stir to incorporate, making sure to use the spoon the scrape off any brown bits that have appeared on the bottom or sides of the pot.

  6. As the tomatoes break down, the mixture should take on the texture of a thick stew. Add more water if needed before bringing everything to a simmer and then cover with a lid.

  7. Once covered, cook for 15 minutes while stirring occasionally.

  8. Remove lid, reduce heat to low and mix in the lemon juice and chopped cilantro. Cook over low heat 1-2 minutes until the cilantro has wilted and turned bright green.

  9. Serve over basmati rice or with a side of naan.


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