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Chickpea Curry in a hurry

Chickpea Curry in a hurry

Serves: 2

Category: Main Dishes - Vegan
Tags: Quick and Easy

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Who needs take-out? This quick dinner is just as fast and certainly much better for you.

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1 1/2 cups cooked chickpeas or 1 (15 ounce) can no-salt-added or low sodium chickpeas, drained
1/2 cup no-salt-added or low-sodium vegetable broth
1 1/2 cups diced tomatoes
1 teaspoon garlic powder
2 teaspoons curry powder
1/3 cup unsweetened dried coconut
1 10-ounce box or bag frozen chopped spinach


In a large saucepan, add all ingredients except spinach. Bring to boil over high heat, cover and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes. Add frozen spinach, break up blocks of spinach with fork, cover, and continue cooking until the spinach is cooked, about 5 more minutes. Stir well before serving.

Calories 358; Protein 19 g; Carbohydrates 51 g; Sugars 11 g; Total Fat 12 g; Saturated Fat 7.1 g; Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 161 mg; Fiber 17.8 g; Beta-Carotene 10610 ug; Vitamin C 28 mg; Calcium 276 mg; Iron 7.8 mg; Folate 442 ug; Magnesium 197 mg; Potassium 1280 mg; Zinc 3.3 mg; Selenium 15.9 ug

Comments (32):



03/20/2011 02:39 PM

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The coconut and curry gives this dish a wonderfully rich and deilcious flavor! This recipe is a keeper. I expect to double it next time because everyone will want more. I used fresh spinach, canned chickpeas and red curry paste.


05/27/2013 09:01 PM

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This is my favorite main dish so far. Today, I'd already eaten about 12 ounces of spinach and other cooked greens at breakfast and lunch, so I put in peas and raisins instead and had a big salad on the side. Yum!! I used fresh Campari cherry tomatoes instead of canned. You can make this dish for one person, just throwing in whatever proportions seem right without measuring if you wish. I used canned chickpeas, already cooked.
This comment was last edited on 05/27/2013 09:08 PM


09/24/2013 02:35 PM

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Is it really 1 tablespoon of garlic powder or is that a typo, meaning 1 teaspoon.


10/01/2013 05:22 PM

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I made this for dinner tonight. So super delicious. I made some changes. I did not have any vegetable broth so I made my own using what vegetables I had at home. I used carrots, leek, celery, garlic, and thyme. I liquefied the cooked vegetables using my blender. Some other changes I made I added coconut milk, kale (did not have any spinach at home) and some more spices. So good will do this again!
This comment was last edited on 10/01/2013 05:26 PM


10/29/2013 11:05 AM

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I made this two nights ago, and I wish I had doubled or even tripled the recipe. It was SO good. It came together so quickly, smelled great and reheated well the next day. Next time, I will probably add more veggies to it or experiment with other leafy greens instead of spinach.


01/15/2014 07:24 AM

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Delicious. I have made this several times and it's been great every time. Wonderful when you need something quick and easy.

CaroleBA, I used a tablespoon of garlic powder and it was fine, not a typo.
This comment was last edited on 01/15/2014 07:25 AM


01/16/2014 01:59 AM

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I love this recipe!!! It's so quick and easy and delicious. I now make a double recipe each time and may increase it to triple each time. If you like curry at all - give it a try. If I knew how to give it five stars - I would do so.
This comment was last edited on 01/19/2014 03:30 PM

Bruce Spence

11/02/2014 04:47 PM

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This will definitely be a regular dish for me. The next day (leftovers!) I, experimented and added a dash of Ceylon cinnamon, a tsp of ground coriander and a teaspoon of ground turmeric, and it turned out amazing.

LoisH, to rate it click on the stars above, below the photo.
This comment was last edited on 01/17/2016 06:36 PM


11/04/2014 04:57 PM

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This will definitely be a regular dish for me. The next day (leftovers!) I, experimented and added a dash of Ceylon cinnamon, a tsp of ground coriander and a teaspoon of ground turmeric, and it turned out amazing.

LoisH, to rate it click on the stars above, below the photo.


01/25/2015 03:45 PM

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vaporz - thanks for telling me how to rate it!

vaporz replies:

05/05/2017 06:22 PM

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You're welcome Lois!

Queen Bee

01/25/2015 04:29 PM

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We love this dish and it was quick and easy to make. I think it is the combination of curry and coconut that gives it a unique and amazing flavor. I used a little tomato paste instead of the diced tomatoes and I replaced the spinach with cabbage. I will try some of the other variations mentioned above.

I also added some freeze-dried jalapeno peppers to give it a little extra kick. Perfect.
This comment was last edited on 01/28/2015 01:36 PM


02/05/2015 09:13 PM

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So delicious! I usually don't like coconut, but I added it anyway and so glad I did! I also added onions and doubled the garlic. Next time I'll double the entire recipe so we'll have leftovers. I used canned diced tomatoes with the juice. Canned chickpeas too.


02/16/2015 03:03 PM

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I love this recipe! Taste delicious and goes together quickly with just a few ingredients.


03/28/2015 06:40 PM

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If you're someone who likes curry but has never bought it to cook with - you may not be sure which one would work well with this recipe. I've had yellow, green and red curry at restaurants. This is the curry I use with this recipe and love the flavor: McCormick Gourmet Collection Curry Powder 100% Organic. I like it with double the amount called for in the recipe but try it first with the amount called for and then add more if you want more.


04/10/2015 11:08 AM

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I have made this several times; just now saw I never put a rating/comment. It is wonderful. I sometimes put in extra spinach (can you ever have too much spinach? No!) Also, I put Rawmesan on my serving. That adds a great nuttiness. This is super easy and yummy. Last time I used carrot juice in place of the vegetable broth. Well I tried to put 5 stars, and for some reason I can't get the stars to work. *****
This comment was last edited on 04/10/2015 11:09 AM


02/07/2016 08:27 PM

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This recipe is extraordinary. I make it often and usually quadruple as it freezes very well. I like to mix the vegetable broth, half the tomatoes, all of the spices, and half of the coconut In my vitamix. I also add a little extra hot curry, a large medjool date (4 when I quadruple) and 1/4 cup of soy milk. I blend that mixture until it's super creamy and then add to the rest of the ingredients and simmer on the stove. My non-nutritarian family members love it.


07/03/2016 12:16 AM

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We enjoyed this recipe tonight for the first time. We loved it!


09/17/2016 03:06 PM

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Super delicious! Super quick and easy. A keeper.
This comment was last edited on 09/17/2016 03:07 PM


04/09/2017 11:28 PM

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This dish was really good. I added a small diced Yukon potato, red bell pepper and peas along with the spinach. I also saw that some folks had added cinnamon and turmeric so I tried that as well and it turned out delicious! 


04/12/2017 08:59 PM

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We make this pretty regularly in our house since we tried it in the 10 in 20 recipe booklet. We add broccoli, mushrooms, and onions. In addition to curry powder we also add garam masala. We always double the recipe!


07/25/2017 02:23 AM

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 I never tried this recipe because it did not look good to me on paper. Then my wife and her friends did the 10 pounds in 20 days challenge and  they made this recipe. It was so delicious I could hardly believe it. It also cooks up superfast.

This comment was last edited on 07/25/2017 02:24 AM


08/17/2017 01:29 PM

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I don't like the way that curry powder smells, so I didn't think I'd like this.  But since it's on the 10 in 20 plan that I'm on, I made it anyway, and I'm glad I did!   I used a couple of garlic cloves instead of powdered garlic, and fresh spinach instead of frozen.  My husband loved it too!  The next time that I make it I'll at least double the recipe so that I can freeze some.  Five stars!

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03/04/2018 10:19 PM

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Did you use canned or fresh tomatoes?

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09/29/2018 08:31 PM

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Canned. I've now made it with fresh and with frozen spinach. Fresh is so much better.


09/07/2017 11:19 AM

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Hi I don't know how to make the 5 star rating stick to the comment.... but we LOVE this dish. We don't like curry so that is the only thing omitted. We make it and freeze portions. It is a great cold day treat.



09/19/2017 08:45 PM

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This was really awful!  I could barely eat it.  I won't be making this again.


10/29/2017 12:43 PM

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I made these modifications and like it much better:
2 15 oz cans chickpeas
28 oz can diced tomatoes
2 garlic cloves diced
4 tsp curry powder
1/2 c unsweetened dried coconut
1 lb baby kale
Combine all ingredients and stir over high heat until kale wilts. Simmer 10 minutes. Makes 4 serviings.

This comment was last edited on 10/29/2017 12:46 PM


01/24/2018 06:30 PM

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Super easy and flavorful. I could see me making this frequently, especially on week nights.  I did add more of the spices then required and put this over some brown rice I had left over.  Great ideas on tweaks for the recipe below.


06/20/2018 09:16 PM

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So easy and so delicious. I like to add mushrooms and onions and extra curry powder. I double it for plenty of leftovers! 


07/11/2018 03:52 PM

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I like this!  I made some changes:  I doubled it, put in a lot more spice (mostly varieties of curry powder from Penzey's), added a chopped onion, some lite low sodium coconut mik, and a package of frozen pineapple (snipped into smaller pieces) and used fresh spinach.  It would be nice with added carrots and mushrooms too. 

This comment was last edited on 07/11/2018 03:55 PM


02/28/2019 07:06 PM

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My husband and I loved this. It had a lot of flavors going on. I was pleasantly surprised.


04/23/2019 07:53 PM

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Do yourself a favor and go to the Indian market to get correct spices. I was able to fix this with spices from my masala daba because we eat lots of chickpea curry without added salt. It was missing the green mango taste present in Chana Masala or Punjabi Chile Masala.


04/23/2019 07:54 PM

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Chole not Chili masala


05/03/2019 04:23 AM

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Love this recipe! So quick and easy.
I used fresh greens.
Iv only just started to eat chickpeas and only just eaten hummus a couple of weeks ago, now I’m addicted 😂