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This Easy Vegan Curried Chickpeas Recipe uses only 4 simple ingredients and takes under 10 minutes to make! Chickpeas are packed full of plant-based protein and this tasty Indian curried chickpeas recipe can be served in salads, buddha bowls, eaten with vegetables for a main meal or in a sandwich.
Vegan Curried Chickpeas are the perfect quick and easy lunchtime recipe which is healthy and nutritious and a great choice if you are time-poor.
This vegan Curried Chickpeas recipe is created and inspired by curried eggs. No longer do you need to stink out your home or your fridge with that eggy smell that lingers for days. These Indian curried chickpeas have the same basic concept as curried eggs minus the eggs and that awful smell! They’re absolutely delicious and packed with protein and 100% Plant-based making this dish a great choice for weight loss.
Reasons why I love Vegan Curried Chickpeas
- Chickpeas are high in plant-based protein keeping you fuller for longer
- they are an affordable substitute for meat
- Chickpeas are full of vitamins and minerals
- Indian Curried Chickpeas are delicious and will keep you feeling fuller for longer
- they taste great in curries and soups
- A perfect addition to a buddha bowl or poke bowl
I made this recipe spare of the moment, so I used a can of chickpeas. I always keep a couple of spares in my pantry just incase as it saves having to soak the chickpeas overnight, especially when if you are unprepared.
WHAT DO INDIAN CURRIED CHICKPEAS GO WELL WITH
- Buddha Bowls
- Poke Bowls
- Curried Chickpea Sandwiches
Curried Chickpeas can be eaten just as they are and go well in a buddha bowl or you can even smash them and make a smashed curried chickpea sandwich or stuff the filling inside an avocado just as you would with a devilled egg.
HOW I MADE VEGAN CURRIED CHICKPEAS
- Drain the tinned chickpeas and then rinsed them under cold water.
- place the chickpeas in a large bowl along with the rest of the ingredients.
- Stir well until all of the chickpeas are evenly covered in the curry sace.
- I used Vegan mayonnaise for this recipe. Vegan mayo is readily available in most supermarkets in Australia. my favourite brand is ”Vegannaise” which I personally believe is far better than real Mayonnaise. However, if Vegan mayonnaise is not available where you are, there are many amazing recipes google which use Aquafaba to make Vegan Mayo. Aquafaba is the water from the drained chickpeas. Aquafaba Mayo Recipe by ”Olives for Dinner”.
- I used ‘Hot Curry powder’ for my Indian curried chickpeas only because I like my food extra spicy. I even added a pinch of extra freshly ground chilli powder which I made from last years batch of chilli’s which I dried and blended in my NutriBullet.
FUN FACTS ON CHICKPEAS
Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, are part of the legume family. While they have become more popular recently, chickpeas have been grown in Middle Eastern countries for thousands of years.
They contain a moderate amount of calories, providing 46 calories per 1-ounce (28-gram) serving. Approximately 67% of those calories are from carbs, while the rest comes from protein and a small amount of fat (1).
- Calories: 46
- Carbs: 31 grams
- Fibre: 2 grams
- Protein: 3 grams
- Folate: 12% of the RDI
- Iron: 4% of the RDI
- Phosphorus: 5% of the RDI
- Copper: 5% of the RDI
- Manganese: 14% of the RDI
Chickpeas are a great source of plant-based protein, making them an appropriate food choice for those who do not eat animal products. They are also excellent at making you feel fuller for longer due to their high protein content, making them a good food source for weight loss.
A 1-ounce (28-gram) serving provides about 3 grams of protein, which is comparable to the protein content in similar foods like black beans and lentils (1).
If you loved this recipe, then check out my Smashed Chickpea Guacamole recipe. which uses creamy avocado and chickpeas as the main ingredients.
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Chickpeas are a great source of plant-based protein, making them an appropriate food choice for those who do not eat animal products.
1 Can chickpeas (rinsed and drained)
2–3 Tbsp Vegan Mayonnaise
1–2 Tsp Curry Powder
Salt and Pepper to taste
- Rinse and drain your chickpeas well, if you are using tinned chickpeas and place them in a mixing bowl.
- Combine the chickpeas with the rest of the ingredients and mix well until combined.
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