Today's recipe is long overdue. This simple chickpea curry recipe was actually the first vegan recipe I ever created. Needless to say it holds a special place in my heart. I have talked about this before, but one of my favorite parts of eating vegan is discovering all the plant based food from around the world. If I never went vegan I don't think I would ever try chickpea curry, simply because I was so used to eating standard American cuisine. Now, don't get me wrong; I do love American food, but I am constantly amazed by the flavors from other parts of the world. There are plenty of recipes on my blog that are inspired by cuisines from all around the world. Here are some of my favorites:
What is Curry:
Indian food isn't for everyone, and I totally get it (my mom hates it). However for those of us that love it, really love it. I am not exaggerating when I say that I could eat this simple vegan chickpea curry recipe everyday, it is that delicious! Not only is it delicious, but it is also super nutritious! I love that I get to created recipes that combine two of my greatest passions: health and cooking! If you're new to curry then you are probably confused about all the different curries. There's red curry, green curry, spicy curry, the list goes on! I have a ton of curry recipes on my blog if you're interested in more:
How to make simple chickpea curry:
I love a good simple recipe, and this easy chickpea curry is exactly that! This simple chickpea curry can be made in one pot, or Instant pot. I love throwing this recipe in the pot and letting it cook while I am doing something else. If you chose to make this recipe in an Instant Pot, or Ninja Foodi (this is what I have), you just need to add an extra cup of water to the pot.
Is this a good vegan meal prep recipe:
I was such a meal prepper in college, and this simple chickpea curry recipe was one of my go to recipe for healthy vegan meal prep. I love meal prepping this recipe, because you can section out the servings super well. Since this easy chickpea curry is served over rice, and rice stores well in the fridge as well, you can trust this recipe to keep in your fridge for awhile!
Ingredients for this simple chickpea curry:
- Coconut milk
- Curry powder
- Smoked paprika
- Vegetable broth
- Coconut aminos
- Brown rice
Simple Chickpea Curry
- 1 Pressure Cooker optional
- Cook your rice according to package instructions.
- Begin by dicing your onion and mincing your garlic. Add to a large pan and sauté in the coconut aminos.
- Chop up the cauliflower and add to the pan and sauté. You may need to add a bit of the vegetable broth to it at this point.
- Add the remaining ingredients together and cook on medium for 20 minutes.
- Serve with cilantro on top and enjoy!