Budget-friendly Vegetarian Chickpea Curry

Oh-so satisfying, this chickpea curry is the quickest curry you’ll ever make.

Budget-friendly Vegetarian Chickpea Curry

Healthy, cheap and oh-so satisfying, this vegetarian chickpea curry is the quickest curry you’ll ever make. It’s not at all spicy, but still full of flavour. Serve it with steamed basmati rice and a dollop of natural yoghurt topped with fresh mint leaves.

Serves: 2


  • 1 large onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric power
  • 400g can tomatoes
  • 400g can chickpeas, not drained
  • 1/2 medium cauliflower, chopped into small florets
  • 2 handfuls mint leaves, optional
  • 5 tablespoons natural yoghurt


In a medium saucepan, heat some oil and cook onion over a medium heat until soft, about 10 minutes. Add the pepper, cumin, turmeric and sauté for another two to three minutes.

Next, add the cauliflower and cook for a couple of minutes before adding the tomatoes and chickpeas, and the juices from both cans. Cover and simmer for 10–15 minutes on low heat, until the cauliflower is no longer crunchy.

Season to taste and serve on steamed basmati rice with mint leaves and yoghurt.

Serving suggestion: You can replace the cauliflower with potato for a different taste.



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    7th Mar 2016
    what's the yellow vegetable in the picture ? could it be pumpkin (not mentioned in recipe )
    6th Feb 2018
    Sigh .. oh I wonder if it can be pumpkin? and what type? looks delicious and I dare say one may add any vegetable of choice if one wishes :)
    Polly Esther
    18th Mar 2019
    oh please don't let it be pumpkin, it's not even mentioned in the recipe, ye gads!!

    18th Mar 2019
    I will give it a try with whatever vegetables I have in the pantry.
    18th Mar 2019
    ... you mean top RH corner??? It's a wooden Chopping Board! lol "Shoulda' gone to Specsavers"....... (or maybe I should?) funny ...... :-)
    19th Mar 2019
    To make it vegan and low fat leave out the yoghurt, if you want you can add a little low fat coconut milk.

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