easy chickpea curry and white rice inside a bowl beside a wooden spoon and cilantro

Easy Chickpea Curry

  • Author: purelykaylie
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Cook
  • Cuisine: Indian


This easy chickpea curry is nutritious, comforting, and packed with flavor! Enjoy a bowl of this 30-minute vegan curry with basmati rice, cilantro, and lime. 



  • 1 tbsp oil (olive, avocado, or coconut)
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (1/8 tsp for less heat)
  • 1 14oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 14oz can garbanzo beans
  • 1 14oz can full-fat coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • Basmati rice, for serving
  • Cilantro, for garnish
  • Red pepper flakes, for garnish
  • Lime wedges, for garnish


  1. Add the oil and diced onion to a sauce pot over medium heat. Sauté for 3-5 minutes or until onions are translucent.
  2. Add minced garlic and sauté for 1 minute. Add all spices and seasoning. Sauté, stirring constantly, for an additional minute. 
  3. Add diced tomatoes and stir to combine. Simmer for 5 minutes. 
  4. Add chickpeas and coconut milk. Stir to combine. Simmer for 10 minutes or until slightly reduced. Then, stir in the lime juice. 
  5. Serve over rice. Garnish with fresh cilantro, crushed red pepper, and lime wedges. 


  • Nutrition information below reflects the chickpea curry only (no rice). 


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 470
  • Sugar: 10g
  • Fat: 17g
  • Saturated Fat: 11g
  • Carbohydrates: 68g
  • Fiber: 18g
  • Protein: 12g

Keywords: easy chickpea curry, chickpea curry coconut milk