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Tasty, Healthy and Easy Chickpea Curry Recipe

Now that it’s winter, we naturally turn to more comfort foods. But comfort foods can be healthy and tasty too! Try this delicious, healthy and easy chickpea curry recipe.

This is a great dish to make in winter because it keeps well in the fridge or freezer and makes for excellent meal-planning. You can serve it with rice, fill a roti wrap with the filling or serve it with pita bread. You can also lighten it up by serving it in a bowl with freshly diced tomatoes, onion and cucumber. It is also quick to make. Keen to change it up? Use brown lentils instead of chickpeas, or try a mix of both!

TIP: Control the dish’s spice and heat levels by adding fresh chillies. For a neutral oil, try heart-healthy canola. If you’re unsure about the curry powder, try ½ tsp turmeric, ½ tsp red chilli powder and 1 tsp garam masala.

What You Need:

  • Olive oil
  • 2 brown onions, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped garlic
  • 1 tsp finely chopped ginger
  • 1-2 red chillies, finely chopped (optional)
  • 2 tsp curry powder (of your choice)
  • 400g tinned tomatoes (or 4-6 chopped fresh tomatoes)
  • 400g chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • Fresh coriander, to serve


  1. Place 1 tbsp oil in a large, deep pan set over medium-high heat. Add the onion and sauté until just cooked. Add the garlic, ginger and chilli (if using). Sauté for 1 minute, then add the curry powder, adding a little extra oil if you need to and stir until fragrant.
  2. Add the tomatoes and continue to stir until well combined. Thereafter, add the chickpeas with one cup of boiled water. Stir until combined and set aside on low heat for 10 minutes.
  3. Taste the sauce and add a little salt if needed. If it’s too acidic, add a pinch of bicarbonate of soda (or sweetener of your choice).
  4. Serve with fresh coriander.

For more information on the health benefits of chickpeas, read here. Looking for more healthy vegetable dishes to try this winter? Read more here.


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