Curry Chickpeas

Jamaican Curry Chickpeas

This Curry Chickpeas recipe is a healthy dinner you can’t miss out on. Simmered in a delicious coconut milk sauce, it’s great for those busy weekdays and perfect for everyone in the family. 

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This recipe is one that started it all for me. 

When I first started my cooking journey, one of the first things I tried cooking was chickpeas. 

To my surprise, it wasn’t as easy as I thought. 

When I first made this dish, the chickpeas were still hard, and the entire meal was just a disaster.

But I didn’t quit, so this recipe has been through extensive trial and error, and I am satisfied with the results. 

(Until more ways to improve this and other recipes). 

Chickpeas Burger for Breakfast - TheShyFoodBlogger

Here are other chickpea recipes to try: 

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What Is Chickpea?

Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, are a staple legume used in varying dishes. 

This basic legume has been the key ingredient in many Mediterranean and Middle Eastern meals, such as hummus, falafels, patties, stews, soups, and curry.

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Hummus made from chickpeas

This annual legume is very popular in the vegan world as it’s also used to replace many meat-type dishes. 

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Hence, my vegan burger made with chickpeas is definitely one example. 

Ingredients To Use

  • Chickpea – I used dried chickpeas, which I pressure-cooked until soft and tender. You can also use canned chickpeas for an easier cooking time. 
  • Seasoning – onion, garlic, salt, all-purpose seasoning, curry powder, turmeric powder, thyme leaves, ginger, jalapeno powder
  • Milk – it is best to use dairy-free milk for this dish, such as coconut or almond milk.
  • Carrots 
  • Tomato
  • Irish Potato
  • Water 
  • Oil 

How To Make Jamaican Curry Chickpeas

In this recipe, I’ve gone through many errors in getting this right. 

If you’re like me, I prefer to use dried chickpeas, then stored for later use, such as this dish. 

Dry Chickpeas - TheShyFoodBlogger

To learn how to cook dried chickpeas, you can get the steps here

  1. Heat oil in a medium pan. Add curry powder and burn for 1 minute. Saute onion and garlic for 1 minute. 
  2. Add milk to saute onions, then stir in the following ingredients: all-purpose seasoning, turmeric powder, ginger, and jalapeno powder. Allow to simmer for 5 minutes. 
  3. Add the water, chickpeas, irish potato, carrots, and salt, and allow to cook for 10 minutes. Stir occasionally. 
  4. Stir in tomato and thyme and cook for 5 minutes. Adjust with salt if needed. Remove from heat. 
  5. Serve with flatbreads. 

Serving Suggestions

Flatbreads are the perfect side dish to go with Curry Chickpeas. You can also try it with: 

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  • Roti 
  • Steamed Rice 
  • Chutney
  • Samosas
  • Salads

Why You Should Make This Recipe?

  • Healthy and Vegan-Friendly – if you want to add healthiness to your daily meals, this recipe is for you. Chickpeas are high in protein, fiber, and healthy fat.
  • Budget-Friendly Meal – everyone loves a good-tasting dinner that is inexpensive. You can make this recipe right now with the ingredients in your cupboard.
  • Quick and Easy – my favorite part of this recipe is how it’s easy to make. And can be ready in 20 minutes or less. 
Flatbread served with Curry Chickpeas - TheShyFoodBlogger

Storage and Reheating

You can keep any leftovers in an airtight container in your refrigerator for up to 4 days. Once ready to reheat, place it in a pan on medium to low heat, then stir until heated.

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Flatbread served with Curry Chickpeas - TheShyFoodBlogger

Curry Chickpeas (Vegan-Friendly)

This vegan-friendly meal is amazingly delicious. Packed with lots of protein and fibre it is great for anyone looking to go on the healthier side.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Caribbean, Indian
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1 ½ cups chickpeas cooked
  • ¾ cup almond milk coconut milk
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 2 tsp thyme leaves
  • 1 medium tomato diced
  • 3 tbsp. All-purpose seasoning
  • 1 tbsp. Curry powder
  • 1 tbsp. Turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp. Ginger flavoring
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 2 tbsp. Jalapeno Powder
  • 1 medium irish potato diced
  • 1 medium carrot sliced
  • Vegetable oil

Instructions
 

  • Heat oil in a medium pan. Add curry powder and burn for 1 minute. Saute onion and garlic for 1 minute.
  • Add milk to saute onions, then stir in the following ingredients: all-purpose seasoning, turmeric powder, ginger, and jalapeno powder. Allow to simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Add the water, chickpeas, irish potato, carrots, and salt, and allow to cook for 10 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  • Stir in tomato and thyme and cook for 5 minutes. Adjust with salt if needed. Remove from heat.
  • Serve with flatbreads.

Notes

Serving Suggestions: 

  • Roti 
  • Steamed Rice 
  • Chutney
  • Samosas
  • Salads
  • Flatbreads
Keyword Jamaican Food
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