A delicious, creamy chickpea and potato curry, full of flavor and so simple. You control the spice! Try it once and you'll be hooked! My sister gave me this recipe. I don't know where it came from but I'm glad she did! Serve over a bed of rice.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place potatoes in a saucepan, cover with water, and bring to a boil over high heat; simmer until the potatoes are tender. Drain, and set aside.

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  • Warm oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in onion and garlic, and cook until the onions are soft and translucent. Stir in curry powder, garam masala, ginger, cumin, and salt. Cook for 1 or 2 minutes, stirring. Pour in soup, cream, and chickpeas. Stir in potatoes. Simmer 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

504 calories; protein 11.1g 22% DV; carbohydrates 72g 23% DV; fat 20.9g 32% DV; cholesterol 40.8mg 14% DV; sodium 1287.9mg 52% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
04/18/2007
This is a great recipe; however, I made a few amendments. I used plain yogurt instead of milk/cream as a low-fat alternative, which provided a nice, thicker consistency. Since I prefer extra spicy foods, I also added in an additional teaspoon (or two) of the cumin. Using cauliflower instead of potatoes in the recipe provides a light texture, which complements starchy side dishes such as rice. Overall, I highly recommend this dish. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/03/2008
Why is it called butter curry when there is no butter? That said, this is a very easy and versatile recipe. I steamed a small head of cauliflower instead of the potatoes. I then doubled the spices. I used twice as much spicy V-8 instead of tomato soup and 1 cup plain yogurt instead of milk/cream. I then added a can each of peas and diced tomatoes along with the chickpeas. I added salt at the end to my liking since there would already be plenty of salt in the other ingredients. Satisfied my curry craving! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/18/2007
This is a great recipe; however, I made a few amendments. I used plain yogurt instead of milk/cream as a low-fat alternative, which provided a nice, thicker consistency. Since I prefer extra spicy foods, I also added in an additional teaspoon (or two) of the cumin. Using cauliflower instead of potatoes in the recipe provides a light texture, which complements starchy side dishes such as rice. Overall, I highly recommend this dish. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/14/2006
I substituted crushed tomatoes for the tomato soup and used coconut milk as the milk in this recipe. It yields a nice mild curry which was a good introduction to Indian food for my boyfriend but I found it somewhat too mild for my taste and added some sriracha chile sauce. I'll definitely make this recipe again but will continue to experiment with different additions like cayenne pepper and/or raisins. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2006
We absolutely loved this. This was my first time to make a curry dish, but I had some garbanzo beans I needed to use and thought I'd give this a try. Boy am I glad I did! I made it just as it said (except I used a packet of soup and half the water it called for) and it was so extremely flavorful. I served it with naan and guferati (Indian green beans) from this site and my hubby just raved and raved! Thanks for a great recipe! Added note: Be sure to not skimp on the time of cooking the spices. This seems to be a vital step in releasing the full flavor of the spices. The second time I made it, it wasn't nearly as flavorful and the only difference was that I was in a hurry and just stirred them around a bit this time. It was still good, but not wow good like the first time. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/01/2008
Using canned tomatoes, and tomate paste give this a bolder, more thangy flavour that I think chickpeas need, as they can tend to be more creamy/nuttier and lend themselves well to the tangy thick richness of a tomatoe paste vs. soup. Also, make sure you watch your ingredients that have too many additives (like the soup) as these additives really take away from the clean, refreshing simplicity this dish embodies. It's also full of digestible protein and most little kids love it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2006
I love this recipe!!! I used cauliflower instead of potatos. I use sour cream instead of cream. I also use half tomato soup and half crushed tomatos to add more flavor. If you don't saute the herbs first this recipe will be bland. Cooking them by themselves brings out their flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2007
This recipe is awesome! Also as a vegan I appreciated that this recipe is was really easy for me to convert into a vegan recipe. Instead of using regular milk I used rice milk. Rice milk works very well if you are trying to modify this recipe to be vegan-friendly. Unlike soymilk rice milk doesn't leave a distinct flavor that might clash with some of the other flavors in the curry. I will definitely make this curry again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2005
This is a really tasty recipe. Cauliflower is a good substitute for the potatoes, and really cuts the cooking time. Added zucchini for some green. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/25/2008
This is nice. I doubled the cumin added 2 teaspoons of green thai curry paste used a can of chopped tomato instead of soup used half sweet potato and half carrot... and substituted the milk for 1/2 can low fat coconut milk. I'll definitely be using this one again - really tasty:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/31/2008
WOW!! This is so yummy! I followed the recipe pretty much to a tee... only difference is I added more garlic plus one red pepper, plus some ground red pepper to kick up the spice. I bet it will be even better tomorrow. I can see this being very adaptable... switching out potatoes for veggies, etc. Also, I used lite coconut milk and it was still creamy and delish. Definitely a keeper, thnx!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/03/2008
Why is it called butter curry when there is no butter? That said, this is a very easy and versatile recipe. I steamed a small head of cauliflower instead of the potatoes. I then doubled the spices. I used twice as much spicy V-8 instead of tomato soup and 1 cup plain yogurt instead of milk/cream. I then added a can each of peas and diced tomatoes along with the chickpeas. I added salt at the end to my liking since there would already be plenty of salt in the other ingredients. Satisfied my curry craving! Read More
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