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Chickpea Curry (Garbanzos)


  • 1(16 ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1onion, diced
  • 1teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
  • 5garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 -4teaspoon curry powder (or your favorite curry powder blend)
  • 1⁄2teaspoon salt
  • 1medium tomatoes, diced
  • 2 -3tablespoons olive oil
  • water


  • Saute onions in olive oil for 3 minutes.
  • Add ginger, garlic and curry powder (I use about 3 teaspoon for medium-spicy), stir and cook for another minute or so.
  • Add chickpeas and salt and a tablespoon or so of water.
  • Cook and stir about a minute.
  • Add tomatoes and cook for 5 minutes, stirring gently.
  • Add another spoonful of water if it seems dry or if it’s burning or sticking.
  • Serve with flatbread and rice.


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  • Clarely

    Really good, and FAST to make! I used susan*w’s idea of using canned chopped tomatoes–doubled the recipe and used a 15 oz can of petite diced tomatoes, undrained–mixed well with the rice. Thanks!

  • timhammond

    My currys always turn out grainy unlike what i get at restaurants.

  • Tea Girl

    Great and easy, what more could you want! I didn’t have any fresh tomatoes on hand so I did it with canned, but it was still delicious. Will make again for sure!

  • MizzNezz

    I loove chickpeas, and oh boy, this is a great way to fix them! I didn’t change a thing in this recipe. I used 3 t curry powder, and it was just right. The fresh ginger is great with the chickpeas. It was so good and so quick, I will make it a lot! Thanks SaraFish!!

  • CookingCutie

    I ended up using this as a base recipe for my final result; had other items in the fridge I wanted to use up, plus wanted to have leftovers for lunches later in the week. So I added a diced zucchini, some pre-cooked grilled chicken chunks, a few mushrooms, and some chili paste for some extra heat. Then I included a can of coconut milk because we like plenty of sauce to soak up the rice. I forgot the garlic, so would definitely add it next time, but the result was still good. It just needed a little more salt, no big deal really. My husband and I both thought this was yummy!

  • Linorama

    This is quick, easy, and delicious — we loved it! I used 2 tsp. of Tones curry powder and served with brown rice.


    LOVED IT!!!! Hubby was excited to get home and have dinner, it was delicious and we will make again.

  • marybrowne

    Really liked the flavours in this curry. I used 1/2 tin canned tomatoes for extra sauce. SO easy, and also very satisying. Thanks!

  • Charishma_Ramchandani

    I made this for lunch today and enjoyed it. What I really like about this recipe, is that its so easy and so quick to make. Moreoever, it is tasty and can be enjoyed with rotis, rice and white bread as well. I had it with white bread. Next time, I’ll make “Chitranna rice” (yellow rice with peanuts) and enjoy this dish with that. I also had some yogurt alongside with this curry. Thanks, good recipe!