Vegan Chickpea Curry without Coconut Milk


This recipe was given to me by my boss, who is Asian. It has been passed through generations of her family so as you can imagine it is the real deal. Very healthy and super tasty. You can serve it as a side or main. Serve with either rice, bread, bhaji, or samosas.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
4 servings


  • 2 (15 ounce) cans chickpeas

  • 1 tablespoon baking soda

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1 onion, finely chopped

  • 1 teaspoon ginger-garlic paste

  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric

  • ½ teaspoon garam masala

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes

  • 2 (10 ounce) packages frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained


  1. Drain and rinse chickpeas under cold running water. Place in a bowl, cover with cold water, and stir in baking soda. Soak for 10 minutes. Drain and rinse thoroughly.

  2. Heat oil in a pot and cook onion until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in garlic-ginger paste, cayenne, salt, turmeric, and garam masala. Cook and stir until spices are well absorbed by the onion, about 2 minutes.

  3. Add tomatoes and frozen spinach; stir to combine. Add chickpeas and stir gently. Simmer until flavors are well combined, about 20 minutes. Add a little water if sauce is too thick.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

286 Calories
6g Fat
47g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 286
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Sodium 1970mg 86%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Dietary Fiber 12g 44%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 30mg 148%
Calcium 244mg 19%
Iron 5mg 30%
Potassium 829mg 18%

* 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.

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