Vegetarian Chickpea Curry with Turnips


This is a great recipe if you don't want to fuss around in the kitchen. I discovered it one night when I wanted something packed with flavor, but wasn't willing to slave away in the kitchen. It's a meaty dish, with a hint of curry and cumin flavor. Serve on it's own or on some basmati rice. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 40 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 5 mins
4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • ½ onion, diced

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin

  • 2 tablespoons curry powder

  • 1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans (chickpeas), undrained

  • ½ red bell pepper, diced

  • ½ turnip, peeled and diced

  • 1 cup corn kernels

  • ½ (15 ounce) can tomato sauce

  • 1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes (Optional)

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 1 pinch cracked black pepper


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the onion, garlic, cumin, and curry powder; cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the garbanzo beans, red bell pepper, turnip, corn, and tomato sauce. Season with red pepper flakes, salt, and black pepper. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the vegetables are tender and the curry has thickened, 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

226 Calories
9g Fat
34g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 226
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Sodium 502mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 7g 25%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 33mg 167%
Calcium 73mg 6%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 551mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.