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Coconut Chickpea Curry (Vegan & Gluten Free)

Preparation 15 min 2017-05-27T00:15:00+00:00 Cook Time 30 min 2017-05-27T00:30:00+00:00 Serves 4-5     adjust servings

This Creamy Vegan Coconut Chickpea Curry is the BEST curry I've ever had! All it takes is one pot, it's loaded with homemade grinded spices and incredibly flavorful!

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons oil to sauté
  • 2 mediums onions/1 large red onion, sliced
  • 14 ounces/400g fresh tomatoes, diced (if using canned, drain the tomatoes)
  • sea salt & ground black pepper, to taste
  • 16 ounces/454g can chickpeas, drained
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 13.5 ounces/383g can coconut milk
  • 2 teaspoons coconut flour
  • 1 small lime

Instructions

  1. In a deep pot over medium high heat, add the coconut oil.
  2. Add in the onions and tomatoes. Grind some sea salt and ground black pepper over the mixture and stir together. Lower heat to medium and allow to cook down until juices of the tomatoes are naturally released and onions are soft, about 10 minutes.
  3. Add in the chickpeas, garlic, garam masala, curry powder and cumin. Stir to combine.
  4. Add in the coconut milk and stir again. Add in the coconut flour which helps to slightly thicken the curry. Bring the curry to a boil, and then reduce to medium-low so that the mixture continues to simmer for 10 to 12 more minutes.
  5. Taste the curry and season with salt and pepper if you desire. Remove the curry from the heat and squeeze a lime lightly over the top of the curry, stirring to combine. Don't skip this step!! Allow to cool slightly and then serve. Enjoy!

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Recipe Notes

  1. This recipe is vegan and gluten free.
  2. HOW TO STORE You can store this curry in an air-tight tupperware container in the fridge for up a week.
  3. A FEW NOTES 1. This curry lasts for at least 5 days in the fridge as leftovers. 2. You can serve with [whole wheat naan bread , basmati rice, or even crispy tortilla chips. 3. I substituted a can of chickpeas in the recipe for ease, but if you want you can buy dried chickpeas, soaked overnight, and then boiled until soft in replacement. 4.If you don't have coconut flour, you can use regular flour if you're not gluten free.
  4. TO ADD HEAT: 1. Crushed red pepper flakes: I would start with 1/4 teaspoon in the beginning so that that gets heated up with everything else. Taste and you can always add another 1/4 teaspoon.
    2. Harissa paste: if you have a harissa or chili paste, you can stir a little in before the simmer part so that it can heat up with everything. Even sriracha can work.
    3. Lastly, and my favourite, scotch bonnet pepper sauce which adds flavours and lots of heat. A few drops right before simmer again, and you can taste and decide whether you want to add more.