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Chickpea Curry with Potatoes

This Chickpea Curry with Potatoes recipe takes about 30 minutes, making it an easy yet flavorful weeknight dinner. Curry is perfect for meal prep and making in advance.

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Potato Chickpea Curry = Healthy and Flavorful

It’s hard not to love curry. Curry can mean many things to diverse cultures, but it’s generally a dish that’s saucy, full of flavor, and cozy. No wonder it’s the ultimate comfort food for so many around the world.

I first fell for Japanese curry during my college years. That was followed by some serious Thai curry obsession that is still ongoing. It’s safe to say we’re head over heels for all the flavors, even bringing our Instant Pot to the curry party with this Instant Pot Chicken Curry.

This quick Indian style Potato Chickpea Curry is designed to be weeknight-easy with everyday ingredients, most of which may already be in your pantry. This cozy potato chickpea curry recipe will be ready for applause in about 30 minutes.

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How to Make Easy chickpea curry, Indian Style

Here are some ingredients you’ll need for this flavorful, aromatic Indian vegetarian curry. [Note that although this is a meatless curry, you can certainly add your favorite protein to it.]

  • Yukon gold potatoes work beautifully in this chickpea curry, as they hold up well in stews and have a subtle sweetness that balances out the kick.
  • Use low-sodium canned chickpeas for ease.
  • Freshly chopped onion and garlic lends classic aromatics to the dish.
  • We are partial to cans of fire-roasted tomatoes with juices for a wonderful flavor boost.
  • These days, curry powder is easily obtainable at major grocery stores. Because different brands of curry powder can vary in spice level, we advise holding off on the cayenne pepper until the very end.
  • Garam masala is a wonderfully fragrant spice mixture that’s popular in Indian dishes.
  • Though unconventional, a bit of Tamari or low-sodium soy sauce adds a savory umami punch to this curry.
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Pro Tips For Your Best Curry

  • For quicker cooking, cut potatoes into small, bite-sized cubes.
  • Cooking the potatoes along with the rest of the stew ingredients results in natural thickening of the curry. Adding potatoes is a great way to thicken the curry without needing any additional thickeners.
  • If curry is too spicy, add a bit of water or milk of your choice. If you’d to up the heat, add a bit of cayenne pepper to taste at the end.
  • For a creamier consistency and mellower flavor, stir in a splash of heavy cream at the end.
  • Try adding more veggies, such as diced carrots, sweet red peppers, or peas (if using peas, toss them in towards the end of cook time to prevent them from turning mushy or losing their bright green color.)
  • Serve over your favorite variety of rice or with pita bread.
  • This potato chickpea curry is actually even better the next day — feel free to make it the day before to allow flavors to meld overnight. This also means leftovers are amazing!

Try this One-Pot Beef Stew, too:

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Chickpea Curry with Potatoes

4.89 from 9 ratings
This Chickpea Curry with Potatoes recipe takes about 30 minutes, making it an easy yet flavorful weeknight dinner. Serve over rice, with pita bread, or just grab a spoon and dig in.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Amy Dong


  • 3 TB olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 5 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 28oz can fire-roasted tomatoes with juices
  • 1 ½ cups low-sodium vegetable broth, or chicken broth, if not vegetarian
  • 1 lb yukon gold potatoes, peeled and cut into small bite-sized cubes (about 1/2 " cubes)
  • 1 15oz can low-sodium chickpeas, with juices
  • 1 TB sugar
  • 1 tsp Tamari, GF or low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • kosher salt and black pepper, or cayenne to taste


  • In a large heavy pot, heat oil over medium-high heat until hot, Add onion and stir for 2 min. Add garlic, stirring 1 more min. Add tomatoes with juices.
  • Transfer mixture to blender or food processor and blend until mostly smooth. Add a some of the vegetable or chicken broth, if more liquid is needed for smoother blending (alternatively, you can use a hand immersion blender directly in the pot, but be sure to protect yourself from splatter.)
  • Add all broth and remaining ingredients, except for salt and pepper. Stir over medium-high heat for 10 minutes or just until potatoes are tender. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve over rice or with pita bread, if desired.


If curry is too spicy, add a bit of water or milk of your choice. If you'd like more heat, add cayenne pepper to taste.
For a creamier consistency and mellower flavor, add a splash of heavy cream at the end of cooking.
Free free to add more veggies, such as diced carrots, sweet red bell peppers, or peas. If using peas, add them towards the end to prevent over-cooking. 
Try making this curry up to a day early, to allow flavors time to meld. Leftovers are fantastic. 
If you enjoyed this recipe, please come back and give it a rating 🙂 

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 226kcal | Carbohydrates: 31.1g | Protein: 3.7g | Fat: 10.9g | Saturated Fat: 1.6g | Sodium: 304.6mg | Fiber: 4.4g | Sugar: 5.5g
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Method: Stovetop

The Curry Crush:

4.89 from 9 votes

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Recipe Rating


    • Joe C.
    • 4 stars

    Good basic recipe and very easy. I started with saute of 1 pound of chicken (make sure to season chicken well with your favorite Indian spices and a bit of salt and pepper), then removed chicken and set aside to start onion and garlic saute. Added chicken back in after tomatoes were pureed. Also added diced carrots, red bell pepper, a squeeze of tomato paste, and sweetened coconut milk (at the end). Need to cook the potatoes at least 20 minutes (not even close to done at 10 minutes). Overall, the longer time you have to allow this to simmer the better. I simmered mine for about 45 minutes, and probably will let it go at least an hour the next time around.

      • Amy Dong

      Fantastic job, and so glad you all liked it!

    • Tricia Stohr-Hunt
    • 5 stars

    Made this for breakfast this morning because I got it in my head that’s what I wanted. I read a lot of recipes before choosing this one, and I wasn’t disappointed. I added a cup of peas near the end of the cooking time and it was terrific. Can’t wait to eat leftovers after the flavors have had even more time to meld.

      • chewoutloud

      Awesome that you cooked and enjoyed this dish 🙂

    • Nicole Hood

    Oh my goodness this looks scrumptious! I love rich and spicy curry!

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