Chickpea curry in a bowl with baked potato, salad and yogurt

Easiest chickpea curry ever!

Easiest chickpea curry ever!

Oh my gosh, this really is the easiest chickpea curry ever! If you ever told me that curry could be made so easily, I really would not have believed you! This recipe was created from my laziness and the want for something warming, comforting and nutritious. If you can open some tins, measure spices, chop an onion and have an oven, then you can make this! Yes! It really is that easy!

A forkful of chickpea curry with curry, salad and raita.
Chickpea curry

The Curry Recipe

We have made this curry with chickpeas, but you could as easily use some red or green lentils, or even some white beans such as cannelini or haricot. To make this as easy as possible, we have used tinned produce, but if you only use (or have) dried, then it will just take a bit longer, but still be easy! The spices we have used are standard spices we use for most Indian style dishes. If you are lacking one or two, just use what you have in similar quantities. A powdered curry or masala mix will work just as well as the individual spices and the taste will still be great! Add the salt, pepper, garlic and ginger and you’re well on the way to making the easiest chickpea curry ever!

Chickpea curry in a white bowl with baked potato, cucumber and tomato rings and yogurt.
Chickpea curry with baked potato, salad and yogurt
Easiest Chickpea Curry ever!

Now it's easy to make a tasty chickpea curry!

Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: curry, dinner, recipes
Created by:: Laurena @LifeDietHealth
  • 4 tins chickpeas
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon garlic granules
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric
  • 3/4 tablespoon coriander powder
  • 1 tablespoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon chilli flakes
  • pinch of ginger powder
  • 1 medium onion thinly sliced
  • *optional bag of baby spinach
  1. Tip the chickpeas with their liquid into a large ovenproof dish.

  2. Add the chopped tinned tomatoes, followed by all the herbs and spices. Mix together well.

  3. Stir in the sliced onion, followed by the spinach if using.

  4. Place in the oven, gas mark 6 (400f / 200c) for 45-60 minutes.

  5. Serve with rice, naan, salad and raita, or try on a jacket potato! Decant leftovers into a dish and keep refrigerated for up to three days.

  6. Enjoy!

What do I need?

This is such a simple recipe that hopefully you already have everything you need! We think if you are missing anything it would be the individual spices (or maybe you’re out of tinned chickpeas), but you can easily pick these up on your next shop! If you are new to cooking or your kitchen needs a refresh, here are a few useful things for this recipe. We do receive a small commission if you click and purchase through these links.

What to serve with curry

This curry can be a meal in itself if served with your favourite grain such as brown rice, or even in a jacket potato. You could also just serve it with a fresh salad, maybe add some flatbread or wraps too. If you want to make a bigger meal of it, why not make a range of dishes. We would suggest serving this with delicious lentil pakoras, some tasty lentil daal, or some tofu tikka masala.

Close up of chickpea curry on a fork.
Easy chickpea curry


This weekend I am co-hosting Angie’s Fiesta Friday – it would be lovely to see you over there! It’s fantastic to see what people all over the world are making, baking, sharing and have a virtual chat with old and new friends! 😀 If you’re sharing something with us, remember to link up with the Fiesta and with the co-hosts (me this week Laurena@Life Diet ) for a chance to be featured next week!

Chickpea curry sourrounded by split baby baked potatoes, tomato and cucumner rings and natural yogurt.
Enjoy this easy chickpea curry recipe

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Laurena x


  • Irene 12th June 2020 at 14:27


    • Laurena@LifeDietHealth 12th June 2020 at 14:30

      Excellent! Thank you! Enjoy!

  • Eva Gallon 12th June 2020 at 17:27

    II’m going to call you the Chickpea Queen from now on, Laurena☺You always come up with all these creative and tasty ways of eating them?It may sound a bit boring lol but I’m going to make some houmous for a picnic tomorrow (highs of 28′!) with most of the spices you mention ?

    • Laurena@LifeDietHealth 12th June 2020 at 17:39

      Picnic Eva?! That’s all I took from that comment! Picnic?! I’m stuck at home looking out at pouring rain and you’re going on a picnic! 😛 Wait…28? That’s too hot for you surely! 😛 Oh, and Chickpea Queen I’ll take thank you! 😀 xxx

  • Eva Gallon 12th June 2020 at 17:51

    Well, I’m envious of your rain haha. Yes, 28′ today as well and it IS too hot for me?That’s why I suggested finding a shady spot for a picnic nearby to hubby rather than the long hike he wanted to go on lol ?

    • Laurena@LifeDietHealth 12th June 2020 at 18:00

      lol… I read ‘nearby to hubby’ not ‘picnic nearby’ and immediately wondered if he was back at work – and then why he was working on a Saturday! Doh! Picnic nearby sounds like a good ‘socially distancing’ plan!

  • Eva Gallon 12th June 2020 at 20:16

    Hehe, I was wondering that myself typing it: It’s funny how things can be read differently depending on commas and tone etc, but I digress as usual lol. Hubby’s been working from home since the middle of March, he says he’s been busier than ever! Of course it’s much better for him not commuting, although a few of his colleagues miss being in the office. He spent most of yesterday (public holiday- yes, another one) assembling a desk and chair he bought. It’ll be better for his back than being sat at the dining table all day. He’s not due to go back for a little while yet. Wishing you and your family a nice weekend xx

    • Laurena@LifeDietHealth 12th June 2020 at 20:40

      He’ll be wanting to stay working from home by the sound of it! Does he have virtual meetings at all? We’re getting quite used to those! Do you have Zoom?

  • Eva Gallon 13th June 2020 at 00:04

    Yes, he seems to like working from home! I’m surprised I haven’t put him off, with me constantly using the kitchen tap and opening/closing cupboard doors lol (we have an open-ish plan kitchen and living area where he now works). He has loads of virtual meetings! Luckily no camera though (I’m always wandering up and down). I think he may have used Zoom once or twice… his meetings are mostly conference calls x

    • Laurena@LifeDietHealth 13th June 2020 at 09:19

      Oh, that must be hard having him there and not disturbing him! I’m glad I have my kitchen to myself – nobody to complain about the noise and the mess as I play with all these recipes! lol! Have a great weekend- the sun has finally come out here again! 🙂 x

  • Jhuls 15th June 2020 at 17:49

    Laurena, how do you know that I am craving for chickpeas?? This looks so tasty I could eat all of it! 😛 Thanks for hosting FF this week!

    • Laurena@LifeDietHealth 16th June 2020 at 14:30

      Ahh, thanks Jhuls! So easy to prepare and so tasty! I hope you’re well (I love your mini pancakes this week)! xxx


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