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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
  • Diet: Vegan


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 pot over medium heat. Sauté for 3-5 minutes or until onion becomes translucent.
  2. Add minced garlic, curry powder, garam masala, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper. Sauté, stirring constantly, for 1 minute.
  3. Add the diced tomatoes, chickpeas, coconut milk, and coconut sugar. Stir to combine. Simmer for 10-15 minutes or until slightly reduced. After, stir in the lime juice.
  4. Serve over rice. Garnish with fresh cilantro, crushed red pepper, and/or 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