Chickpea Curry

by | May 6, 2022 | Entrées

This rich Chickpea Curry made with coconut milk, tomato and ultra-flavourful spices takes less than an hour to make.

I love Indian food. It’s for sure one of my favourite cuisines. We like to order it in sometimes, but many recipes are also very easy to make at home, like this Chickpea Curry!

I’ve made a similar version of this using red lentils, but sometimes it’s nice to switch things up. There’s really nothin’ like the combo of ultra-flavourful spices like cumin, coriander, and turmeric, paired with ginger, garlic, coconut milk, and tomato… oof! When you let it simmer a nice long while, it’s perfection.

This recipe is also great for busy weeknights as it allows you to simply add ingredients to a pot, cover, and simmer for 45 minutes or so. Along with some basmati rice and naan bread, you have yourself a very easy and tasty meal.

How to Make Chickpea Curry

For this recipe you will need:

  • coconut milk
  • canned tomato
  • chickpeas
  • vegetable broth
  • ginger
  • garlic
  • spices: garam masala, curry powder, salt and pepper
  • spinach
  • basmati rice
  • naan bread
  • cilantro for topping, optional

First you’ll sauté your garlic, ginger and spices in a large pot. Then, add in coconut milk, tomatoes, broth, and chickpeas. While that simmers, cook up your rice. Toward the very end, toss in some spinach until nice and wilted. That’s it! Serve with naan bread and rice.

5 from 1 vote

Chickpea Curry

A rich chickpea curry made with coconut milk, tomato, ginger and spices.

Servings 4 servings
Author Meghan Livingstone


  • 1 398ml can full-fat coconut milk
  • 1 398ml can diced tomatoes
  • 1 540ml can chickpeas (19fl oz)
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2-inch chunk fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 tbsp garam masala
  • 1 tbsp curry powder
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 large handfuls baby spinach
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • pinch pepper, or to taste

For serving

  • basmati rice
  • naan bread
  • cilantro for topping, optional


  1. In large pot, sauté ginger and garlic in olive oil. Add spices and stir.

  2. Add coconut milk, canned tomatoes, broth, chickpeas, and salt and pepper to pot. Stir well. Bring to boil and then turn down to a simmer, for about 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  3. Toward the end of cooking, once mixture has thickened, add in spinach and cook an extra 5 minutes until well wilted.

  4. Serve with basmati rice, hot naan bread, and cilantro for garnish!

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  1. Gina

    5 stars
    Omg we just tried this tonight. So insanely easy and delicious!

    • Meghan

      Yay so glad you loved it!! It’s one of our favourites!

  2. Kirsten Barber

    Hi Meghan, firstly, I think you’re fabulous! Although I’ve been watching you on YouTube for years, this is my first time commenting 🙈 I am trying to share some of your recipes with my daughter, however due to allergies to peanut and coconut, this is a bit of a challenge. Could you please let me know if there would be a way to make your Chickpea curry without coconut milk and what we might substitute for it? Your time and answer would be very appreciated ☺️


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Meghan Livingstone, CNP

Hi, I’m Meghan. I’m a Certified Holistic Nutritionist, blogger, and YouTuber with a passion for healthy, simple living. I’m here to inspire you to listen to your body, eat wholesomely, and create a fulfilling life.