Creamy Chickpea Coconut Curry Recipe

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Genesis Bryant Modified: March 22, 2022
Creamy Chickpea Coconut Curry Recipe

How To Make Creamy Chickpea Coconut Curry

Coconut brings a fresh tropical taste to any dish. In this recipe, we are using fresh Thai coconut to make this vegetarian coconut curry.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 25 minutes



  • 4tbspcoconut butter
  • ½red onion,chopped
  • 1clovegarlic,minced
  • 1tsppink Himalayan salt
  • ½tspground cumin
  • ¼tspblack pepper
  • ¼tspfennel seeds
  • ¼tspground coriander
  • ¼tspground turmeric
  • ¼tspgaram masala
  • 1tbspcornstarch
  • ¼cupwater
  • 14ozcream of coconut
  • 4curry leaves,or more to taste
  • ½tspchili powder
  • ½cupcooked chickpeas
  • 2ozbroccoli florets,chopped
  • 4smallbaby bok choy


  1. Melt coconut butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir onion and garlic using a wooden spoon until translucent and lightly brown in color for about 2 to 3 minutes.

  2. Season with salt, cumin, pepper, fennel seeds, coriander, turmeric, and garam masala; mix until well incorporated. Stir in corn starch until creamy paste forms.

  3. Slowly mix water into the saucepan to dissolve cornstarch and thicken the mixture. Keep stirring until there are no lumps.

  4. Stir in chickpeas and broccoli and briefly cook until just lightly crisp and tender. Mix in coconut cream and curry leaves and cover pan halfway with a lid. Simmer until liquid is reduced and has thickened for about 2 to 3 minutes.

  5. Remove lid and lower heat to medium-low. Cook and stir until liquid is reduced and curry is thick and creamy for 3 to 5 minutes. Add bok choy and cook until wilted and curry has further reduced for another 3 to 5 minutes.


  • Calories: 1043.71kcal
  • Fat: 52.23g
  • Saturated Fat: 30.97g
  • Trans Fat: 0.00g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 1.80g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.05g
  • Carbohydrates: 138.45g
  • Fiber: 9.51g
  • Sugar: 107.19g
  • Protein: 11.05g
  • Sodium: 1116.28mg
  • Calcium: 166.35mg
  • Potassium: 786.22mg
  • Iron: 4.21mg
  • Vitamin A: 75.41µg
  • Vitamin C: 61.31mg
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