Chickpea And Potato Curry

chickpea and potato curry with bowl of rice

Chickpea And Potato Curry

This cheap and easy chickpea and potato curry is the perfect weekday dinner. It is gluten-free, vegan and can be prepared in less than 30 minutes.

As a big fan of curries, they are my go-to option whenever I am looking for a quick lunch or to clear out my pantry. They are fabulous for batch cooking, therefore, I always make a big pot of curry and freeze the leftovers in individual portions to take them with me to work. This Vegan Leek And Bean Chilli and this Moroccan-Spiced Sweet Potato And Lentil Soup are also great recipes for cold days and batch cooking alike.

It wasn’t until I moved to Ireland that I noticed how much I actually liked chickpeas. While back in Germany, I might have eaten the odd bit of hummus but it never occurred to me to use them as an ingredient until my boyfriend started serving them in salads.

Since then I have discovered many different uses for chickpeas. Apart from being the star of my chickpea and potato curry, I enjoy eating them in form of Spicy Oven- Roasted Chickpea Snack Roasted Carrot Hummus or my Mediterranean Chickpea Bake

pot of chickpea and potato curry

Health Benefits of Chickpeas

Chickpeas are a type of legume that offers a range of health benefits. Chickpeas may help to increase satiety, boost digestion, keep blood sugar levels stable, increase protection against disease and more.

Most of all, chickpeas nutrition is a potent package of protein, vitamins and minerals, which is why they are often included in many healing diets.

Just one cup of chickpeas contains (in daily recommended values):

  • 268 calories
  • 12.5 grams of dietary fibre
  • 14.5 grams of protein
  • 4.2 grams of fat
  • 84% manganese
  • 71% folate
  • 29% copper
  • 28% phosphorus
  • 26% iron
  • 17% zinc


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Chickpea And Potato Curry

This cheap and easy chickpea and potato curry is the perfect weekday dinner. It is gluten-free, vegan and can be prepared in less than 30 minutes.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: budget, comfort food, easy
Servings: 4
Calories: 197kcal
Author: Eva Burg


Spice Mix

  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme leaves or 3tsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper reduce or omit if you don't like it spicy
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  • 1 1/2 cups potatoes cut into 1/2" cubes
  • 2 cans chickpeas drained
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups vegetable broth/stock
  • 2 scallions sliced (green & white part)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley finely chopped (plus more for garnish)
  • Salt to taste


  • Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat.
  • Add the Spice Mix ingredients and cook for 3 minutes or until the onion becomes translucent.
  • Now, add the potatoes and cook for a further 2 minutes. In case the spices start sticking to the bottom of the pot, add a tiny splash of water. Keep stirring.
  • Then, add the chickpeas, tomatoes and vegetable broth. Bring to a boil, lower the heat to medium and let simmer for 15 minutes, or until the potatoes are cooked and the sauce has thickened.
  • Adjust salt to taste, stir in scallions and parsley.
  • Serve with brown basmati rice.


Calories: 197kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Sodium: 632mg | Potassium: 658mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1175IU | Vitamin C: 25.7mg | Calcium: 100mg | Iron: 5.8mg
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Chickpea & Potato Curry