Creamy Coconut Chickpea Curry

Serving Size: 4-6 servings

Introduction: Savor the rich and aromatic flavors of our Creamy Coconut Chickpea Curry, a delightful fusion of spices and textures that promises to tantalize your taste buds. Bursting with the warmth of Indian spices and the creaminess of coconut milk, this curry is a comforting and satisfying dish perfect for any occasion.



  • 3 tsp Ground coriander
  • 1 tsp Ground cumin
  • 1 tsp Mild Indian curry powder
  • 1 tsp Garam masala
  • 1/4 tsp Pure ground chili (adjust to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp Sweet paprika
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric
  • 1 tsp Salt (adjust to taste)
  • 1 tsp Coconut sugar (adjust to taste)

Other Ingredients:

  • 1 large Onion, diced
  • 1 tbsp Grated ginger
  • 1 tbsp Crushed garlic
  • 1 400g can Diced tomatoes OR 1 1/2 cup fresh tomatoes, blended into a puree
  • 1 400ml can Pure coconut milk
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1-2 400g cans Chickpeas, rinsed
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • Handful of fresh Cilantro/Coriander, chopped


1. Preparing the Spice Blend:

  • In a small bowl, combine the ground coriander, cumin, mild Indian curry powder, garam masala, ground chili, sweet paprika, turmeric, salt, and coconut sugar. Adjust the quantities according to your taste preferences, keeping in mind the desired level of spiciness and sweetness.

2. Sautéing the Aromatics:

  • In a large pot or deep skillet, heat a splash of olive oil over medium heat. Add the diced onion and sauté until it begins to soften, releasing its sweet aroma.
  • Stir in the grated ginger and crushed garlic, cooking for another minute until fragrant. This aromatic base forms the foundation of our flavorful curry.

3. Incorporating the Spice Blend:

  • Sprinkle the prepared spice blend over the sautéed aromatics, allowing the spices to toast and release their flavors. Add a splash of water to prevent the spices from burning, stirring continuously for optimal distribution.

4. Adding the Tomatoes and Chickpeas:

  • Pour in the blended tomatoes, whether from a can or freshly pureed, along with a cup of water. Stir to combine, creating a luscious tomato base for the curry.
  • Gently fold in the rinsed chickpeas, allowing them to absorb the aromatic tomato sauce and spices as they simmer to perfection.

5. Infusing Creaminess with Coconut Milk:

  • Slowly pour in the pure coconut milk, stirring well to incorporate its creamy richness into the curry. Adjust the consistency by adding more coconut milk or water as desired.
  • Squeeze the juice of half a lemon into the curry, adding a subtle tanginess that balances the richness of the coconut milk and spices.

6. Simmering to Perfection:

  • Allow the curry to simmer gently over low heat for approximately 10 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together and the chickpeas to soften slightly. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking and ensure even cooking.

7. Garnishing and Serving:

  • Just before serving, sprinkle a generous handful of freshly chopped cilantro or coriander over the creamy coconut chickpea curry. This adds a burst of freshness and vibrant color to the dish.

8. Enjoying the Culinary Delight:

  • Serve the Creamy Coconut Chickpea Curry hot, accompanied by fluffy rice, warm naan bread, or your favorite grain. Garnish with additional cilantro if desired, and savor each spoonful of this comforting and nourishing dish.

Nutritional Benefits and Tips:

  • Plant-Powered Protein: Chickpeas are a rich source of plant-based protein, making this curry a satisfying and nutritious meal option for vegetarians and vegans alike.
  • Heart-Healthy Coconut: Coconut milk adds a creamy richness to the curry while providing essential fatty acids and promoting heart health.
  • Customization: Feel free to customize this recipe by adding additional vegetables such as diced bell peppers, spinach, or carrots for extra nutrition and flavor.

Elevate Your Dining Experience: Immerse yourself in the tantalizing flavors of our Creamy Coconut Chickpea Curry, a culinary masterpiece that embodies comfort and sophistication. Whether enjoyed as a hearty meal or a delectable side dish, this curry is sure to delight your senses and leave you craving more. Elevate your dining experience with this sumptuous dish that brings together the vibrant spices of India and the creamy goodness of coconut milk.

Creamy Coconut Chickpea Curry

I didn’t follow a strict recipe so these are very approximate amounts for the spices adjust to taste. but its soo yummy.


•3 TSP coriander ground

•1 TSP cumin ground

•1 TSP mild Indian curry powder

•1 TSP Garam masala

•1/4 TSP pure ground chilli or more (depending on how spicy you like)

•1/2 TSP sweet paprika

•1/2 TSP turmeric

•1 TSP salt (more to taste)

•1 TSP coconut sugar (or to taste)

The rest:

•1 large onion diced

•1 tbsp grated ginger

•1 tbsp crushed garlic

•1 400g can of diced tomatoes OR 1 1/2 cup fresh, blended to a puree

•1 400ml can pure coconut milk

•1 cup of water

•1-2 400g cans Chickpeas rinsed

•Juice of half a lemon

•Handful of fresh Cilantro/Coriander chopped

First blend the tomatoes in a blender. Cook the onion in olive oil till starting soften, add the ginger and garlic cook for another minute. Add in the spices ingredients with a splash of water cook for another minute or so. Add in the tomatoes, water and chickpeas simmer for 10 mins, and in the coconut milk, lemon, coriander cook for another 5. I think that was it !