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Hearty Chickpea Curry

My hearty chickpea curry will blow you away with one bite. It’s creamy, comforting, and quick! Hearty, healthy, and heart-healthy;)


Throw in other Indian flavors, such as coriander and cilantro. My dining partner hates those ingredients and I wanted her to enjoy this dish with me, so I left them out. And please, these kinds of recipes are not rituals. If you don’t have/like kale, swap it for spinach. No chickpeas? Cubed tofu, white beans, or tempeh chunks work too.

Instant Samosa Idea: Grab a whole wheat tortilla and stuff it with this curry as a filling! Irresistible.

I am not well-versed in the Indian kitchen, but the cuisine is unmatched. Do yourself a favor and indulge in it more often! My favorites: any curry, tikki masala, BAKED samosa (no deep-fried allowed, okay?), mango chutney, butter tofu, red lentil Rofi, and pistachio kulfi. This healthy chickpea curry is almost a cross between butter tofu and a curry masala!

Hearty Chickpea Curry

Yield: 2 large servings (the size of the plates in the photos)


  • 1 can (15oz.) diced or stewed tomatoes
  • 7 oz. silken tofu
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric + black pepper
  • 1 tsp onion powder OR 1/2 whole onion
  • 1 cup cooked chickpeas*
  • 1 can vegetable medley OR chopped carrots, corn, and potato cubes
  • 1-2 cups kale
  • 2 very small Yukon Gold potatoes


  1. Blend the sauce ingredients (tomatoes through onion powder) in a food processor or blender until super smooth.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and simmer for 20 minutes, until potatoes are tender. Stir intermittently.
  3. That’s it! Serve by itself, over basmati rice, or with naan.
INFO DE NUTRITION per 1/2 recipe: 260 calories | 17g protein | 14g fiber | 4g fat

*1 cup of beans is 2/3 of a 15oz can. or 170 grams.

Another confession: I hate rice. But I realize I’m in the minority with that food choice, so ignore me. What are you making for dinner tonight? (Hint: it better be this one-pot miracle.)

Best Dishes,

The Hippie Happy Foodist™

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