Curried Chickpeas

Updated: Apr 6, 2020

Quick and nutritious all in one dish! Let's get creative with this curry recipe. Instead of the basic curried chickpeas and veggie side dishes, this recipe incorporates all in one. Ensuring picky eaters eat all their veggies, this recipe includes health benefits such as antioxidants, vitamin C, folate, potassium and folic acid. This dish should be added to your weekly menu.

Yield 4 - 6 servings


  • 2 Cans chickpeas drained and rinsed.

  • 1 C Christophine (Chayote squash) roughly chopped

  • 1 C Pumpkin cubed

  • 2 Tomatoes (medium sized) roughly chopped

  • 1/2 C Okra sliced

  • 3 Pimentos roughly chopped

  • 1 C Onion roughly chopped

  • 3 Tbl Curry powder

  • 1 tsp Turmeric

  • 1 Tbl Garam masala

  • 2 tsp salt

  • 2 Tbl Coconut oil


1. Add oil to a sauce pan on medium heat.

2. Add onions, pimentos, turmeric and curry powder. Stir to combine.

3. Cook for 2 mins making sure not to burn the curry.

4. Add garlic and tomatoes. Stir for another minute.

5. Add christophine, pumpkin, okra and 1 cup water. Stir, cover and let simmer for approximately 8-10 minutes.

6. Remove cover and add Garam masala and salt. Stir to combine and remove from heat.

7. Transfer to food processor and blend until smooth or preferred consistency.

8. Return pureed ingredients to sauce pan. Turn to medium heat and simmer for 5 minutes.

9. Add chickpeas, stir to combine and simmer for another 5 - 8 minutes.

10. Remove from heat and serve with rice, quinoa or roti.

When you make this recipe, share on social media and tag @youthful_vegan so I can see! Use the hashtags #YVpickyeaterscollection and #YVcurriedchickpeas in your post!

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