Pumpkin Chickpea Curry (vegan, easy recipe)

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This creamy vegan Pumpkin Chickpea Curry with Spinach is the perfect comfort food with the best flavor! It makes a quick and easy meal, that is healthy and ready in less than 25 minutes.

pumpkin chickpea curry (vegan, easy recipe)

There’s nothing quite like a bowl of warming, creamy and delicious curry on a cozy day, right? Since pumpkin season has started, I love adding this healthy vegetable to any meals. Not only it tastes delicious as an ingredient for pasta dishes, such as my vegan Pumpkin Mac and Cheese or my Lentil Pasta with creamy Coconut Sauce but also in addition to rice. I‘m absolutely addicted to my creamy Vegan Pumpkin Risotto lately, but this vegan Pumpkin Chickpea Curry definitely hits the spot! It tastes so creamy dreamy and delicious that you want to eat it over and over again!

This creamy vegan Pumpkin Chickpea Curry with Spinach is the perfect comfort food with the best flavor! It makes a quick and easy meal, that is healthy and ready in less than 25 minutes. This creamy vegan Pumpkin Chickpea Curry with Spinach is the perfect comfort food with the best flavor! It makes a quick and easy meal, that is healthy and ready in less than 25 minutes.

Vegan Pumpkin Chickpea Curry – Ready in 25 minutes!

The best thing about this recipe is that it’s very easy to make. You need only a few simple ingredients, and it’s ready to serve in 25 minutes or less. I added garlic, onions, pumpkin, coconut milk, chickpeas, and spinach. Anyways, there’s no rule, so feel free to add any vegetables you like! I think it’s always good to add some extra healthy veggies, such as eggplants, zucchini, carrots, tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms, etc.

This creamy vegan Pumpkin Chickpea Curry with Spinach is the perfect comfort food with the best flavor! It makes a quick and easy meal, that is healthy and ready in less than 25 minutes.

Make this Curry with Sweet Potatoes

If pumpkin is not in season or available where you live, you could also swap to squash or sweet potatoes. I’ve already made this curry with sweet potato, and it was absolutely delicious! The cooking time is the same, depends a bit on the size of the sweet potato chunks. The smaller you cut your vegetables, the faster they’ll get soft while cooking. Also consider, the longer you cook your curry, the more liquid evaporates, so it thickens and you may need adding some water.

This creamy vegan Pumpkin Chickpea Curry with Spinach is the perfect comfort food with the best flavor! It makes a quick and easy meal, that is healthy and ready in less than 25 minutes.
This creamy vegan Pumpkin Chickpea Curry with Spinach is the perfect comfort food with the best flavor! It makes a quick and easy meal, that is healthy and ready in less than 25 minutes.

This creamy vegan Pumpkin Chickpea Curry with Spinach is the perfect comfort food with the best flavor! It makes a quick and easy meal, that is healthy and ready in less than 25 minutes.This creamy vegan Pumpkin Chickpea Curry with Spinach is the perfect comfort food with the best flavor! It makes a quick and easy meal, that is healthy and ready in less than 25 minutes.

Serve your curry with rice or other grains

You can serve this vegan Pumpkin Chickpea Curry with rice, like I usually do, or serve it with couscous, bulgur, potatoes, corn grits (polenta) or potatoes. It also tastes good with freshly baked bread, such as flatbread, sourdough bread or baguette, or other side dishes.

This creamy vegan Pumpkin Chickpea Curry with Spinach is the perfect comfort food with the best flavor! It makes a quick and easy meal, that is healthy and ready in less than 25 minutes.

I hope you guys will love this vegan Pumpkin Curry as much as I do. It is:

  • Gluten-free
  • Dairy-free
  • Healthy
  • Creamy
  • Satisfying
  • Flavorful
  • Rich in plant-based protein from chickpeas
  • Easy to make
  • The best comfort food!

This creamy vegan Pumpkin Chickpea Curry with Spinach is the perfect comfort food with the best flavor! It makes a quick and easy meal, that is healthy and ready in less than 25 minutes. This creamy vegan Pumpkin Chickpea Curry with Spinach is the perfect comfort food with the best flavor! It makes a quick and easy meal, that is healthy and ready in less than 25 minutes.

The perfect meal-prep recipe

If you’re looking for a quick and easy meal-prep recipe, this Pumpkin Chickpea Curry is just perfect! You can cook more and store it in a sealed food box in the fridge for the next day to take to work or university/ school or just to enjoy a fast precooked lunch or dinner at home. It lasts for up to 5 days in the fridge, but this Curry also freezes well. I think it’s always great to have some prepared delicious homemade meals in stock, just for the case if you don’t have much time or if you’re too lazy to cook. I hope you will like this recipe. Have fun trying! 😊

This creamy vegan Pumpkin Chickpea Curry with Spinach is the perfect comfort food with the best flavor! It makes a quick and easy meal, that is healthy and ready in less than 25 minutes.

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This creamy vegan Pumpkin Chickpea Curry with Spinach is the perfect comfort food with the best flavor! It makes a quick and easy meal, that is healthy and ready in less than 25 minutes.
Pumpkin Chickpea Curry (vegan, easy recipe)
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 
This creamy vegan Pumpkin Chickpea Curry with Spinach is the perfect comfort food with the best flavor! It makes a quick and easy meal, that is healthy and ready in less than 25 minutes.
Course: Hauptgericht, Lunch & Dinner, Main Course, Side Dish
Servings: 4 Servings
Author: Bianca Zapatka
Ingredients
Pumpkin Chickpea Curry:
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2-3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 small piece of fresh ginger minced
  • 1 red onion diced
  • 2 tbsp yellow curry paste (or curry powder)
  • 1/2 Hokkaido Pumpkin (about 600 g) chopped into chunks
  • 5 oz fresh spinach (150 g)
  • 1 14 oz can chickpeas rinsed & drained
  • 1 can coconut milk (400 ml)
  • 1/2 lemon juice
  • sea salt, pepper to taste
Topping (optional):
Side dish (of choice):
  • Cooked rice
Instructions
  1. Heat the coconut oil in a pan or wok. Fry the pumpkin and onion for about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add garlic, ginger and curry paste and cook for about 1-2 minutes longer. Then add coconut milk, bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add spinach and chickpeas and simmer for further 5 minutes until the spinach has wilted. Add a little water, if needed. Season with salt, pepper or chili to taste. Add a squeeze of fresh lemon or lime juice, if you like.
  4. Serve your curry with rice (or other grains of choice) and top it with cashews and sesame seeds.*

  5. Enjoy! 😊
Notes
  • Optionally, you can toast the cashew nuts and sesame seeds in a pan without adding any oil until golden-brown and toasty.
  • Leftovers keep well in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 5 days, or you can freeze it for even longer.

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This creamy vegan Pumpkin Chickpea Curry with Spinach is the perfect comfort food with the best flavor! It makes a quick and easy meal, that is healthy and ready in less than 25 minutes.

24 Comments

  1. 24. October 2018 / 2:41

    Love how creamy it looks! Curry is so delicious, especially when chickpeas and pumpkin is involved. 🙂
    Much love, Ela

    • Bianca Zapatka 24. October 2018 / 17:57

      Hi Ela,
      So glad that you like Curry too! 😊
      Thank you for your comment!
      Lots of love,
      Bianca ❤️

  2. Żaneta
    24. October 2018 / 18:25

    I loved this recipe Bianca! The choice of ingredients is simply perfect. All I can say is that it was extremely delicious! Thank you for another great recipe!

    • Bianca Zapatka 25. October 2018 / 18:25

      Hi Zaneta,
      So happy that you liked it 😊
      Thank you so much for your feedback.
      Lots of love,
      Bianca ❤️

  3. Kate
    27. October 2018 / 0:30

    I made this for dinner! It was delicious! I also added a little bit of sweet potato and butternut squash just like you suggested. It turned out great! I’m definitely adding this to my favorite dishes to make! 😋

    • Bianca Zapatka 27. October 2018 / 16:02

      Hi Kate,
      So happy that you liked it! 😊
      Thank you for your feedback!❤️
      Lots of love,
      Bianca

  4. Katarina Stefanovicova
    27. October 2018 / 14:59

    This recipe is great! It was delicious! I’m adding it to my go to dinners for sure. Did I mention it’s super healthy? Yes!🙌🏼😍🎃

    • Bianca Zapatka 27. October 2018 / 16:01

      Thank you, my dear! So happy that you liked it 😊❤️

  5. Katthevegan
    27. October 2018 / 15:00

    This recipe is great! It was delicious! I’m adding it to my go to dinners for sure. Did I mention it’s super healthy? Yes!🙌🏼😍🎃

    • Bianca Zapatka 27. October 2018 / 16:00

      Thank you, my dear! So happy that you liked it 😊❤️

    • Bianca Zapatka 27. October 2018 / 16:00

      Thank you! I‘m so in love with pumpkin at the moment 😃❤️

  6. 27. October 2018 / 16:35

    I made it and it was delicious! Thank you for the recipe!

    • Bianca Zapatka 28. October 2018 / 19:12

      So glad that you liked it! 😊 Thank you for your feedback ❤️

  7. Farida
    29. October 2018 / 6:45

    I cooked curry for the first time of my life by your recipe, simply was attracted by pictures n easiness of it n am fond of pumpkin. Thank you a lot, dear Bianca. Will check other recipes, and looking forward to see new, very inspired to cook it!

    • Bianca Zapatka 30. October 2018 / 12:38

      Hi Farida,
      I’m so happy that you liked the recipe!😊
      Thank you for your comment.
      Have fun trying more recipes.
      Lots of love,
      Bianca ❤️❤️

  8. Farida
    29. October 2018 / 6:46

    I cooked curry for the first time of my life by your recipe, simply was attracted by pictures n easiness of it n am fond of pumpkin. Thank you a lot, dear Bianca. Will check other recipes, and looking forward to see new, very inspired to cook it!

    • Bianca Zapatka 30. October 2018 / 12:40

      Hi Farida,
      I’m so happy that you liked the recipe!😊
      Thank you for your comment.
      Have fun trying more recipes.
      Lots of love,
      Bianca ❤️❤️

  9. Shannon Hyem
    3. November 2018 / 7:20

    This recipe was so easy and delicious! I will be adding it to the thanksgiving and holiday menus too

    • Bianca Zapatka 5. November 2018 / 12:49

      Thank you! So glad that you liked this recipe. 🙂
      Lots of love, Bianca

  10. Maryfleurs
    12. November 2018 / 13:34

    WOW! Simple et délicieux ! ❤

  11. Ivana
    29. November 2018 / 13:17

    I really love this recipe because it‘s so easy, quick, healthy and super delicious 😍 I cooked it with low fat coconut milk to reduce calories and it was still super creamy ☺️

    • Bianca Zapatka 30. November 2018 / 16:18

      Thank you so much, Ivana!
      So happy that you liked it! 😊
      Lots of love,
      Bianca ❤️

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