Sometimes, weekly dinners are lazy, cheap, and get old pretty quickly. These chickpea curries are a great transition if you’re looking for more delicious plant-based meals, but don’t want to put in much effort. Chickpeas are high in protein and can be eaten cooked, or can be ground into a flour. They’re a wonderful addition to curries because they not only add flavor, but are filling! Here are 15 delicious high-protein chickpea curries from our Food Monster App!
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1. Palak Chole: Indian Spinach and Chickpea Curry
Feel like having Indian food for dinner? Try this Palak Chole: Indian Spinach and Chickpea Curry by Aurora Steen! It’s a spicy, comforting spinach and chickpea curry that’s full of vibrant flavor. So yum!
2. Chickpea Lentil Coconut Curry
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This Chickpea Lentil Coconut Curry by Kristina Jug & Mitja Bezenšek is easy and quick to make. This recipe makes about 4-6 portions, so it’s perfect for meal-prep and also freezes very well! So when you are in a pinch, just take one from the freezer, defrost, reheat and serve with rice or with a nice warmed up pita bread.
3. Lentil and Chickpea Yellow Curry
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This Lentil and Chickpea Yellow Curry by Florian Nouh is spicy, hearty, packed with protein, and made with just six ingredients in two easy steps. Lentils are stewed in a coconut milk based yellow curry until fragrant, then served with chickpeas and any additional veggies and fresh herbs of your choice. Get ready for the most incredible, delicious, and simple curry.
4. Chickpea and Cauliflower Curry
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This Chickpea and Cauliflower Curry by Kristen Genton is filled with all the protein you could ever want, and even more flavor! It is so well spiced and the textures compliment each other so well. Give it a go!
5. Apple Chickpea and Coconut Curry
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This hearty Apple Chickpea and Coconut Curry by Laura Nockett is loaded with flavor and is super satisfying. It may seem weird to put apples in curry, but trust us you won’t regret it! They give an extra natural sweetness that really strengthens and compliments the curry flavor. And, bonus, it’s vegan!
6. Roasted Red Pepper, Chickpea, and Spinach Curry
This Roasted Red Pepper, Chickpea, and Spinach Curry by Sonja Trurnit is to die for! Chickpeas and spinach are blanketed in a rich, red pepper and coconut sauce. Not only is it spicy and fragrant, it is also good for you. If you’re looking for something that is rich in iron, look no further. What more could you want for dinner?This curry is to die for! Chickpeas and spinach are blanketed in a rich, red pepper and coconut sauce. What more could you want for dinner?
7. Chickpea Masala Curry
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This spicy, creamy Chickpea Masala Curry by Taryn Fitz-Gerald has a smoother sauce than the traditional chunky dish, which allows the texture of the chickpeas to really stands out! This recipe won’t break the bank on top of being delicious, nutritious and affordable. The best thing about curries, in general, is that they taste amazing, if not better the next day! So it’s great to cook a big pot of this and have the leftovers for lunch the next day. Dinner and lunch sorted!
8. Chickpea Tofu Masala Curry
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This thick, rich, aromatic Chickpea Tofu Masala Curry by Pallavi Gupta will have your senses spinning with the depth of flavor and excellent texture of the dish. The home made masala paste lays the foundation for this exceptional dish and then a tomato curry added to the mix and thickened with soaked cashews and poppy seeds and the dish climaxes with tender chunks of chickpea tofu.
9. 20-Minute Chickpea and Spinach Curry
This protein-packed 20-Minute Chickpea and Spinach Curry by Dana Sandonato is the perfect meal in a pinch! If you’re a fan of chickpeas alone, you need this dish in your life. This curry will fill you up without weighing you down and — the kicker — you can make it ahead of time and it freezes beautifully. The leftovers are delicious, if not better since the flavors mingle and get to know one another over time. Serve it over fluffy rice, with naan, as a side, or eat it on its own.
10. Easy Cauliflower Chickpea Curry
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This easy vegan Easy Cauliflower Chickpea Curry by Taylor Kiser is ready in 20 minutes! It uses coconut milk and tomatoes to make it thick and so creamy! It’s the kind of curry-in-a-hurry that gets you from the HANGRY-gotta-make-food side of dinner to the full-belly-happy side, without a lot of work, weird ingredients or TIME at all.
11. Everyday Chickpea Curry
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In terms of one pot, nourishing and soul-satisfying meals, this Everyday Chickpea Curry by Meredith Youngson (Chana Masala) certainly takes the cake. There are a certainly a plethora of recipes for this dish, and rightfully so. However, this recipe is a wildfire of flavor. It is just the right compromise of warming heat, tangy tomato gravy, with a backbone of spices and aromatics.
12. Hearty Pumpkin Chickpea Curry
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Pumpkin and coconut milk are the chocolate and peanut butter of the savory world. The news hasn’t full broken yet, so the couple has yet to get the attention they deserve, but trust us when we say the pair makes for creamy, indulgent food like you have never had before. What better time to make this Hearty Pumpkin Chickpea Curry by Melanie Sorrentino than now?
13. Beet and Chickpea Coconut Curry
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This comforting Beet and Chickpea Coconut Curry by Anarki “AJ” Tjon Affo is for beet lovers and haters alike. Red beets and protein-rich chickpeas are cooked in a creamy, spiced tomato-coconut curry. If you’ve never given beets a second thought, this dish will make you see them in a whole new light.
14. 15 Minute Chickpea and Spinach Curry
Even though this chickpea curry only has a few Ingredients it’s packed full of flavor and has lots of super healthy spinach! This 5 Minute Chickpea and Spinach Curry by Niki Webster can be eaten on its own as it’s really substantial, but is always delicious with flatbreads, or some whole- grain rice or quinoa.
15. Coconut Curried Chickpeas with Wilted Greens
This delicious curry is the perfect weeknight dinner: it comes together in under thirty minutes, and everything cooks in one pot. Tender chickpeas and mountains of fresh spinach are sautéed with chopped garlic and onions, simmered in a rich and creamy coconut curry sauce topped with a splash of lemon. Simply seasoned with a few shakes of salt and pepper, this intensely satisfying Coconut Curried Chickpeas with Wilted Greens by Adam Merrin and Ryan Alvarez is the perfect example of how the most basic dishes can often be the most flavorful.
If you love chickpeas, check out these 10 Things You Won’t Believe You Can Do With Chickpeas!
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