Coconut & Chickpea Curry

This was a bit hit with K and hubby. It is mild, rich and full of flavour. The chickpeas cook in the tangy coconut broth, softening them so they become easy enough to eat for toddler teeth. I made it completely mild as we don’t eat spicy in our household, but some red chilli powder or chopped red chillies would heat it up.

We ate it with quinoa & potato patties but it goes just as well with steamed rice.

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Serves: 10 servings
  • 6 medium sized tomatoes
  • ¼ butternut squash
  • 2 tbspn sunflower/vegetable oil
  • ½ tspn turmeric powder
  • ¼ tspn asafoetida powder (optional)
  • ½ tspn cumin seeds
  • 3-4 curry leaves
  • 1 tspn minced ginger
  • 1 can chickpeas, drained
  • ½ tspn cumin/coriander powder
  • ½ tspn garam masala
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • ½ cup chopped coriander
  • Salt to taste
  • Serve with quinoa & potato patties or a portion of steamed rice.
  1. Finely chop & dice the tomatoes and butternut into small pieces.
  2. Heat the oil in a large pan and add the curry leaves, cumin seeds, turmeric and asafoedita.
  3. After about 1 minute, add the minced ginger, tomatoes and butternut squash. Cook on a high flame for 5 minutes.
  4. Now add the cumin/coriander powder, garam masala, salt and stir in.
  5. Pour in the cocounut milk and chickpeas and then cook for 15-20 minutes until the chickpeas are soft and tender. The butternut squash should also be soft by this point.
  6. Add the chopped coriander, cook for a further 2 minutes and serve.
Serve with quinoa & potato patties or a portion of steamed rice.



  1. Lotta says

    This is delicious! We didn’t have butternut squash so we used sweet potato, which suited perfectly.
    Definitely not only for kids, the adults loved it too. I will, however, need to have a chat with the Belgian supermarkets about their spice selection – no garam masala anywhere to be found!

    • Veggie Mummy says

      Thank you Lotta. Glad to know the sweet potato also worked well. Any mild curry mix may work if you can’t find garam masala although you may have to work a little with the other spice quantities.

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