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5 vegan chickpea curry recipes you’ll always go back to

by Malou Herkes

published on 5 April 2019

Chickpeas are a wonderfully versatile pulse; filling, flavourful, and packed with protein, they make an excellent addition to most soups and stews, and are particularly good at absorbing the rich, spicy flavours of curries. These five vegan chickpea curry recipes are store-cupboard staples that you will go back to again and again, and are especially useful if you’re on a budget, or are embracing a plant-based diet. Serve your curry up with rice or naan, and add some toasted nuts for an extra protein hit.

Meera Sodha’s Spinach, Tomato and Chickpea Curry

Meera Sodha’s Spinach, Tomato and Chickpea Curry

This is Meera Sodha’s take on a classic; “it’s a bit perkier than your average curry-house chana saag, and uses just wilted spinach”, writes. From Fresh India, a cookbook packed with vibrant, authentic, and flavoursome vegetarian and vegan recipes. 

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Meera Sodha

Chickpea Tikka Masala

Chickpea Tikka Masala

A vegan twist on the nation’s favourite dish, this tikka masala from The Happy Pear: Recipes For Happiness is ready in just 15 minutes. This version is made with chickpeas and aubergine for rich, creamy, and satisfyingly filling results. 

Beetroot, Chickpea and Coconut Curry

Beetroot, Chickpea and Coconut Curry

Roasted spiced beetroot and chickpeas form the base for this one-pan curry from The Green Roasting Tin. All cooked effortlessly in one tin, the coconut milk reduces down quickly to make a simple and delicious curry sauce.  

Sweet Potato, Chickpea and Spinach Coconut Curry

Sweet Potato, Chickpea and Spinach Coconut Curry

by Angela Liddon

Sweet potato forms the bulk of this vegan curry, paired with chickpeas, warming spices, coconut, and tomato. From Angela Liddon’s Oh She Glows Every Day, she describes it as “a thick, stew-like curry – not runny or soupy. It’s the kind you’ll love to scoop up with a hunk of bread”.

Caribbean Chickpea Curry with Coconut Rice

Caribbean Chickpea Curry with Coconut Rice

by Heather Thomas

This Caribbean-inspired curry served up with fragrant coconut rice is warming, filling and a great vegan dish to make on the weekend, with plenty of leftovers to last the week.

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