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Coconut Chickpea Curry Recipe

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This recipe for Coconut Chickpea Curry, by , is from We Fight For Life., one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Jeanette Petrie


2 Tbsp. coconut oil
2 medium yellow onions OR 1 large red onion, sliced
14 oz./400g fresh tomatoes, diced (if using canned, drain the tomatoes)
sea salt & ground black pepper, to taste
16 oz./454g can chickpeas, drained
3 garlic cloves, minced
1Ĺ Tbsp. Garam Masala
1 tsp. curry powder
ľ tsp. cumin
13.5 oz./383g can coconut milk*
2 tsp. coconut flour
1 small lime

1. In a deep pot over medium high heat, add the coconut oil.
2. Add in the onions and tomatoes. Grind some sea salt and ground black pepper over the mixture and stir together. Lower heat to medium and allow to cook down until juices of the tomatoes are naturally released and onions are soft, about 10 mins.
3. Add in the chickpeas, garlic, Garam Masala, curry powder and cumin. Stir to combine.
4. Add in the coconut milk and stir again. Add in the coconut flour which helps to slightly thicken the curry. Bring the curry to a boil, and then reduce to medium-low so that the mixture continues to simmer for 10 - 12 more mins.
5. Taste the curry and season with salt and pepper if you desire. Remove the curry from the heat and squeeze a lime lightly over the top of the curry, stirring to combine. Don't skip this step!! Allow to cool slightly and then serve. Enjoy!

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4 - 5
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This recipe is vegan and gluten free.
*Many people have asked and yes you can definitely used reduced fat coconut milk! You can even used boxed coconut milk if those calories suit you better.

1. This curry lasts for at least 5 days in the fridge as leftovers.
2. You can serve with whole wheat Naan bread, basmati rice, or even crispy tortilla chips.
3. I substituted a can of chickpeas in the recipe for ease, but if you want you can buy dried chickpeas, soaked overnight, and then boiled until soft in replacement.
4.If you donít have coconut flour, you can use regular flour if youíre not gluten free.

1. Crushed red pepper flakes: I would start with 1/4 teaspoon in the beginning so that that gets heated up with everything else. Taste and you can always add another 1/4 teaspoon.
2. Harissa paste: if you have a harissa or chili paste, you can stir a little in before the simmer part so that it can heat up with everything. Even Sriracha can work.
3. Lastly, and my favourite, scotch bonnet pepper sauce which adds flavours and lots of heat. A few drops right before simmer again, and you can taste and decide whether you want to add more.




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