Clean eating chickpea curry recipeHave you got 15 minutes to spare? Then you have to give a go to my clean eating chickpea curry!  This delicious Indian, vegan, one-pot is bursting with tasty flavours and hot spices.

Clean eating chickpea curry recipe 1I love a bit of Indian, who doesn’t? Except, my stomach doesn’t.  Each time I eat Indian in a restaurant I get an upset or very bloated tummy regardless of how lovely, posh, renowned the restaurant is. I think it must be the oils they use, it just doesn’t sit well with me. This is the reason why I always make my own curry, it tastes just like at the restaurant anyway and lets me control the ingredients.

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Clean eating chickpea curry recipe

Today’s clean eating chickpea curry is made only with wholesome ingredients including of course chickpea, tomatoes, spinach, spices and Provamel Soya Coconut yogurt with zero added sugar. It adds creaminess, makes the curry thicker, light and refreshing. If you find this curry is not thick enough you can always add another table spoon or two of the yogurt and stir it in or a bit of coconut flour.

Just a quick note about the onion. I have used onion slices, but if you don’t like big chunks, feel free to dice it, it won’t affect the flavour

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Clean eating chickpea curry
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Recipe type: Lunch, Dinner
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 3 - 4
  • 1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • 200g baby spinach leaves
  • 3 - 4 tbsp Provamel Soya Coconut Yogurt with zero added sugar
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 onion, diced into long slices
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • coconut flour (if you like it more thick)
  1. Start by frying the onion until softened.
  2. Stir in the garlic and fry for another 2-3 minutes until the onion is brown.
  3. Next add the turmeric, garam masala and cumin and fry for another couple of minutes
  4. Add in the chopped tomatoes and then simmer for 5 mins.
  5. Next goes in the chickpeas along with a cup of water and simmer for 10 mins.
  6. After 10 minutes add in the spinach and cook until wilted.
  7. Add salt and pepper to taste, test and adjust the seasoning accordingly
  8. Last but not the least is the yogurt, add it in, mix and serve with turmeric rice
I haven’t mention it in the recipe but you could add cinnamon too, it works very well. This clean eating chickpea curry recipe is simple, delicious, vegan, gluten and dairy-free. I have made it loads of times for a quick school night meal and it always goes down well with the whole family.

As for the side dish I made it with basmati turmeric rice, recipe in here, but it goes beautifully with cauliflower rice too! Actually my son prefers it with cauli rice , which I am very pleased about 🙂 #littlewins

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Quick turmeric rice recipe, click on the photo to get the recipe

As always please, if you make this recipe share it with me either on my Facebook,Twitter or Instagram. I would love to see it! Hashtag #HediHearts

Much love,

21 Comments on Clean eating chickpea curry recipe

  1. Jenny jones
    February 19, 2016 at 3:00 pm (2 years ago)

    Making this tonight 👌

    • Hedi Hearts
      February 19, 2016 at 6:54 pm (2 years ago)

      Let me know what you think Jenny. Hedi xxx

  2. Healing Tomato
    February 20, 2016 at 4:26 am (2 years ago)

    Chick pea curry is a Friday staple in our home! I am going to try your recipe next Friday! Yum!

    • Hedi Hearts
      February 20, 2016 at 8:12 am (2 years ago)

      Friday Curry Night sounds the best! Hedi xxx

  3. Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health
    February 20, 2016 at 4:49 pm (2 years ago)

    this is my idea of a weeknight meal…i make something similar sans the yogurt ( i use coconut milk) and use it throughout the week.

  4. Danielle Omar
    February 21, 2016 at 10:35 pm (2 years ago)

    Chickpeas are my favorite, but they hurt my tummy. I still eat them though!! 🙂

    • Hedi Hearts
      February 22, 2016 at 8:15 am (2 years ago)

      Oh no, what a shame Danielle! I couldn’t live without chickpeas especially hummus! 🙂 xx

    • tatite
      April 15, 2016 at 8:52 am (2 years ago)

      Try soaking them in water overnight before cooking them, it makes digestion easier 🙂

  5. WholeFoodBellies
    February 22, 2016 at 3:27 am (2 years ago)

    My husband gets the same tummy issues when we eat Indian food. I have never really delved into Indian cooking myself (mainly because I figured he wouldn’t eat it), but this sounds like a great recipe to get me started off – delicious!

    • Hedi Hearts
      February 22, 2016 at 8:40 am (2 years ago)

      For me homemade Indian cooking is good, but I just cant digest the restaurant stuff 🙁 Hedi xx

  6. Michelle Blackwood
    February 22, 2016 at 4:29 pm (2 years ago)

    Love this recipe! Pinning it.

  7. Gin
    February 22, 2016 at 4:47 pm (2 years ago)

    Chickpea curry is one of my favorites! I love that your version is easy to digest and not outrageously spicy. It looks so delicious!

  8. Sina @ Vegan Heaven
    February 22, 2016 at 7:16 pm (2 years ago)

    Love this curry, Hedi! 🙂 One of my favorite meals!

  9. Hauke Fox
    February 22, 2016 at 10:30 pm (2 years ago)

    Oh wow!! You added 2 of my favorite ingredients into this curry: chickpeas and spinach, I’m sold!! 😀

  10. morag
    February 23, 2016 at 4:38 pm (2 years ago)

    Hi hedi loving your rcipes can i freeze the chick pea curry ? thank you and keep up your hard work we love it…x

    • Hedi Hearts
      February 24, 2016 at 10:11 am (2 years ago)

      Hello Morag, yes you can! Thank you for such a lovely comment, means a lot. Hedi xxx

  11. Katha
    March 10, 2016 at 6:53 pm (2 years ago)

    We had this curry for dinner today and my boyfriend literally inhaled it, it’s sooooo delicious! Thank you for this great recipe, Hedi 🙂

    • Hedi Hearts
      March 10, 2016 at 7:53 pm (2 years ago)

      awww this made me so happy! Thank you Katha for a lovely comment. Hedi xxx

  12. Deirdre Nagle
    April 21, 2016 at 8:51 pm (2 years ago)

    This curry sounds yum…could I use something else instead of spinach?

  13. Bindia
    May 17, 2016 at 2:36 pm (2 years ago)

    Just forget when last time I have taste chickpeas. Going to bookmark your recipe to taste it soon.


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