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Curry chickpeas (Jamaican Style)

Jamaican style curry chickpeas inspired by Jamaican curry and Indian curry chana masala. A fusion of two culture to make the delicious dish.

chickpeas curry

Curry Fusion

I love chickpea so much could eat it every day. I’ve cooked this dish so many times I think the mastered it to perfection.

I have included my favourite Indian spices with my Jamaican spice to make this curry chickpeas dish. I stuck to using Jamaican curry powder because I like that taste better.

This recipe is gluten-free and very vegan friendly.

Jamaican style curry chickpeas

My Ingredients

You have been waiting for it, haven’t you? Here are my ingredients.

  • Chickpeas: I used canned chickpeas for this recipe.
  • Coconut milk: I used freshly squeezed coconut milk. I have used canned coconut milk before but it doesn’t compare.
  • Tomato: I always blend the tomatoes so there are not tomato bits in my curry.
  • Carrot and potato: Both ingredients from Jamaican curry. They both go well in the curry so I had it to my curry chickpeas.
  • Essential spices and seasoning

How To Cook Jamaican Curry Chickpeas

Because I am using canned chickpeas, which is already cooked, I cooked the potato halfway through before adding the chickpeas. The carrot is easier to cook so that goes in with the chickpeas.

What To Serve It With

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I only ever have the dish with my coconut rice dish or naan bread, nothing else seems to go with it.

However, you have it with your favourite side that you love having with curry go ahead and try it.

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chickpeas curry

Curried chickpeas (Jamaican Style)

Lesa
This curry chickpea recipe is inspired by Jamaican curry and my love for the Indian flavours. The is a vegan-friendly, gluten-free recipe.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Dairy free, Gluten-free, Vegan
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 238 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 ½ cup Canned Chickpea Rinsed
  • 2 cups Fresh coconut milk
  • 1 ½ tbsp Jamaican curry powder
  • 1 tsp Garam masala
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Cummin seed
  • 1 Cardamom Pod
  • 2 Cloves
  • 1 Large onion Chopped
  • 3 Cloves garlic Crushed
  • 1 tbsp Freshly grated ginger
  • 2 Bay leaf 
  • 6 Pimiento berries (allspice)
  • 3 Chilli pepper
  • 4 Medium Tomatoes Blend until smooth
  • 1 Medium carrot Diced
  • 1 Medium potato Diced
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • ½ Cup Water

Instructions
 

  • Place a pot on medium heat, add the oil, cumin seeds, clove, bay leaf, cardamom pod, pimento (allspice) and cook for about a 30 second until the cumin seeds start to crackle.
  • Add the onion, garlic, ginger, chilli pepper and the curry powder, cook until the onion soften. (If the pot start to stick, add a tiny bit of water to prevent burn)
  • Add the potato. Turn the heat to medium-low, cover the pot and cook until the potatoes are almost tender.
  • Add the chickpeas, carrot, coconut milk and water.
  • Add garam masala, salt. Cover and cook until the liquid is reduced and the potatoes and carrots are cooked.
  • Before turning off the heat of crush some of the chickpeas and poatoes to thicken up the sauce.

Notes

Dry chickpeas will take a bit more time to cook and more coconut milk and water. 
Keyword Coconut curry chickpeas, Curry Chickpeas

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