Curry Coconut Chickpea Dish

How gorgeous does this Curry Coconut Chickpea Dish look? Not only is it beautiful to look at, but it is also beautiful to eat! It provides that bit of warmth you’re looking for.   I like to make this when I’m looking for that touch of comfort food. The potato and chickpea combo create such a comforting texture, while the curry in the dish is the perfect kick that you need with the sweet and creamy touch of coconut milk.  

Chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans) will add some nice, plant-based protein the dish.  There are 15 grams of protein in one cup of cooked chickpeas. They are also an excellent source of fiber, manganese, and folate!  You’ll love the taste and texture that they provide.  The kale helps to round out this recipe by providing vitamin K, A, and C, folate, B vitamins, copper, manganese, and even more fiber.  The coconut milk has a nice sweet flavor with a creamy taste.  Coconut milk is an excellent source of iron, which we could all use! The dish is loaded with nutrients that will keep you satiated and healthy.  

Curry FoodStart off by heating up olive oil in a pot and add one tablespoon of curry powder.  Cook this up for one minute then add your onions.  Sauté this over medium heat for a couple minutes.  Add the coconut milk, garlic powder, cayenne, and a bit more curry and cook for another five minutes.  Toss in some salt to taste.  Throw in your chopped potato and a cup of water.  Cook this then for 20-25 minutes or until the potatoes are soft.  Once the potatoes are done, add the kale and cook for your last five minutes.  Finally, enjoy!

The coconut and curry give a sweet and spicy combination that I think you will really love.  How did you like the curry/coconut mixture? Let us know what you think in the comment below! xo

Curry Coconut Chickpeas
Serves 4
Total Time
40 min
Total Time
40 min
  1. 2 cups of raw kale, finely chopped
  2. 1.5 cups of chickpeas, cooked
  3. 1 medium potato, chopped
  4. 1 cup of water
  5. 1/4 cup of coconut milk
  6. 1/2 red onion, chopped
  7. 2 tablespoons of curry powder
  8. 1 tablespoon of garlic powder
  9. 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  10. A pinch of cayenne pepper (add a few pinches if you like spice)
  11. Salt to taste
  1. In a pot, heat up olive oil and add 1 tablespoon of curry powder. Allow it to cook for 1 minute, and then add chopped onions. Sauté for 2-3 minutes under medium heat.
  2. Add coconut milk, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, and the other tablespoon of curry powder. Cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Add salt to the curry sauce, to taste.
  4. Add chopped potato, 1 cup of water, and all of the chickpeas. Put a lid on the pot, and allow to cook for 20-25 minutes, or until the potatoes are cooked.
  5. After potatoes are soft, add in kale, stir in, and cook for another 5 minutes. Enjoy!
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10 Comments on Curry Coconut Chickpea Dish

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    October 29, 2015 at 3:10 pm (4 years ago)

    Ingredients call for cooked chickpeas and then below we cook for 20 mins. I have literally no experience and am trying something new…to clarify do I cook the chickpeas first, can you buy them cooked or do you add them raw and cook for 20 mins? Sorry, probably very basic for most.

    • Wendy
      October 30, 2015 at 1:37 pm (4 years ago)

      hey! to make your life easier, you can buy them cooked OR if you want to cook them yourself, that’s a completely different process where you would soak them overnight and then boil for 45-60 minutes or until soft. hope this helps!

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    November 3, 2015 at 3:35 pm (4 years ago)

    I made this last night, and it was really nice 🙂 (I might make it a bit less spicy next time, but that’s just because I’m a wimp!) Thanks for the recipes, I’ll be trying some more out. I like to eat healthily, but sometimes it seems so expensive and time consuming, so it’s nice to have some easy recipes that don’t have huge ingredient lists! Much easier to keep doing long-term.

    • Wendy
      November 3, 2015 at 3:43 pm (4 years ago)

      Amazing! You’re so welcome. Happy cooking 🙂

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    December 12, 2015 at 12:51 pm (4 years ago)

    This looks soooo good! Yall are so cool. I’m cooking this today wish me luck!

    • Wendy
      December 13, 2015 at 2:49 am (4 years ago)


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    Gabi Rulka
    January 30, 2016 at 1:20 am (4 years ago)

    Sooooo good and easy, my new go to for a veggie dish!

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    March 30, 2016 at 8:32 pm (4 years ago)

    Only one potato and 1.5 cups of chickpeas? This seems like a very small amount for four people.

    • Wendy
      March 31, 2016 at 1:26 am (4 years ago)

      Hi! This recipe is about 350-400 calories per serving. For someone who is either accompanying this with rice or another side, this would be close to 550 calories- which should be enough for a meal. Chickpeas and 1 potato doesn’t sound like a lot, but when you make it as a stew with the kale & coconut milk, it becomes more filling. Hope you give it a try!


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