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Easy Thai Chickpea Curry

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Easy Thai Chickpea Curry

Ohhhh Thai food. How I love you. Seriously, Thai food, you are better than so many good things… better than wine, better than chocolate, and dare I say it sometimes even better than coffee? If I had made way about it, I’d eat Thai food from my favorite Thai restaurant at least 3 times a week. I’ve always been a fan of Pad Thai, but when I was pregnant with the Goose I couldn’t get enough Vegetarian Panang Curry, extra spicy please.

Easy Thai Chickpea Curry

Easy Thai Chickpea Curry

Unfortunately, when I was pregnant, I had big time food aversions. Seriously huge. I pretty much existed on air, lemons, ice, and Thai food minus a brief infatuation with Cheddar Cheese and Barbecue Pringles. I could not get enough. I ordered takeout like twice a week. I’d get a quart of Panang curry and I’d eat it for breakfast. No kidding. So in effort to keep myself from going broke, I tried to teach myself how to cook Thai food.

It did not go well.

Easy Thai Chickpea Curry

Easy Thai Chickpea Curry

In fact, I botched a batch of homemade Pad Thai noodles so badly, I ugly cried in the kitchen for about an hour. My poor husband. It was the first of my many pregnancy induced food meltdowns. (Don’t even get me started on the food cravings I had after bed rest started, and how cranky I’d get over things like spicy chicken sandwiches. It was a violent time that is best not spoken of. Ever.)

Fortunately, this was almost 3 years ago now. I have had a lot of time to master the ins and outs of Thai cooking. Sanely. With no ugly crying in the kitchen, unless you count Goose, who might have been standing at my legs while I cooked up this super easy Thai chickpea curry. She was out of sorts because I refused to turn on Frozen for the third time that day. I mean seriously, can’t she just let it go?

Womp. Womp.

Easy Thai Chickpea Curry

Easy Thai Chickpea Curry

(Side note: can we all just agree that Olaf is the best Disney sidekick ever?)

Anyway, back to Thai cooking. I’ve done a pretty good job reading every Thai recipe I can get my hands on and coming up with a few winners like my Thai Chicken Salad with Creamy Peanut Dressing and Thai Fried Quinoa Bowls. The secret to Thai food is pretty much the secret to life: It’s all about balance.

Easy Thai Chickpea Curry

Easy Thai Chickpea Curry

How’s that for deep?

But seriously, the best Thai food balances sweet, salty, spicy, savory, and a little fresh sourness. That said, don’t skip on the little bit of sugar in this recipe. Trust me: the bit of brown sugar is so necessary to balance the heat from the red curry paste and the tart, sour of the lime. Plus, it’s only 2 teaspoons in the whole recipe, which feeds 6. The little sugar does not change the fact that this is a super healthy recipe to start the New Year. It’s vegan, but full of fabulous protein from the chickpeas, and gluten free.

Easy Thai Chickpea Curry

Easy Thai Chickpea Curry

Don’t let that scare you though. This easy Thai chickpea curry is as delicious as it is easy and it is ready in under 20 minutes from start to finish. And as soon as you taste it, you’ll understand why I wanted Thai round the clock, and how now I could eat this every day for lunch for a week straight and not get sick of it.

Easy Thai Chickpea Curry

Easy Thai Chickpea Curry

It’s that good. I just can’t let it go.

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Serves 6 servings

Easy Thai Chickpea Curry

Easy Thai Chickpea Curry

5 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

15 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 2 cans of coconut milk- about 3 and 3/4 cups
  • 4 tablespoons of Thai red curry paste*
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tbs of tamari or soy sauce**
  • 2 15 ounce cans of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 teaspoons of brown sugar
  • 1/2 package of brown rice noodles***
  • Fresh cilantro to taste

Instructions

  1. Cook the rice noodles according to instructions on the package. Set aside.
  2. While the noodles are cooking, heat a medium sauce pan over medium heat. Lightly heat the curry paste for a minute or two. Add the coconut milk and sugar, stirring to thoroughly incorporate the curry paste. Bring the coconut milk up to a slow simmer. Add the chickpeas and allow them to simmer in the coconut milk for 2-3 minutes. Stir in the tamari sauce and lime juice. Serve over rice noodles and garnish with fresh cilantro and lime wedges.
Cuisine: Thai | Recipe Type: lunch, dinner

Notes

*Thai red curry paste is spicy. Adjust the amount to suit your spice level. This curry was somewhere between medium and medium hot. **Use tamari to keep it gluten free. ***You could substitute white rice noodles or quinoa if desired.

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Calories
312 cal
Fat
2 g
Carbs
57 g
Protein
20 g


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62 Comments

  1. lauren
    I love love love chickpeas so this looks awesome! This looks like it would make for a great, filling lunch for work!
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  2. Cori
    This recipe sounds absolutely delicious! I am crazy about chickpea curries but I have never made my own.
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  3. Marie
    I have never tried Thai food but I do love me some chickpeas. I am on this new health kick for 2017 (surprise, surprise lol) and this would be a really delicious and healthy component to add to my meal preps!
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  4. Kristan Kremer
    Yum! This reminds me of a curry recipe I love and forgot about. I need to make it again! It's not Thai, but it's sooooo good. Thanks for the reminder!
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    • jfletcher
      Super easy. I actually just made it again this morning. Took about 15 minutes and I was on the phone the whole time.
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    • jfletcher
      Depending on how spicy you like your food- you may want more curry paste and even a little siracha. I just made another batch and I like my food SPICY so I added another tbs of curry and a bit of siracha too. Got the sweat going a little lol.
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  5. Willow
    I love curry anything and everything! I could eat it weekly. This sounds amazing and I love that it is vegan and gluten free!
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  6. MK
    Just when I thought I was starting to get bored with my chickpeas, I find this. Have you tried the recipe without the added sugar? I'm curious how much of a difference it makes with the already sweet coconut milk.
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    • jfletcher
      Yes. You can skip the sugar if you so desire, BUT I urge you not to. I was a super health nut for a long time and would skip the sugar in recipes like this and they would always taste like something is missing. The sugar balances it out and Thai is all about balancing sweet, savory, and spicy.
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  7. Kristen Kavan
    I am absolutely with you. I could eat Thai food all day every day. I've never made my own curry though! This looks fantastic! Thanks for sharing!
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  8. Laura
    My husband loves curry! I may just have to try making this for him. I have tried and tried to love curry but I just can't. I will cook it for my husband though! This looks like a great recipe. Thanks for sharing it!
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    • jfletcher
      Have you had Indian cuisine curry or Thai curry? I find the two very different and still haven't found an Indian curry I love.
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  9. Jolina
    I can eat Thai food everyday! It's so good. And this dish looks amazing! We've never had chickpea curry before so it's definitely something we need to try. (Oh and +1 on Olaf haha)
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  10. Cydney
    I'm going to be pinning this for later and can't wait to try this! Thai food is something I want to try more of, there's this one Thai place on my town and it's stunning, the food, the atmosphere everything, I'd love to be able to replicate that st home! Love how your personality has come across in this and thoroughly enjoyed reading it xx
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    • jfletcher
      That's how my favorite Thai place is. It's a gorgeous restaurant and the food is absolutely stunning and of course delicious. Any time we are going to go on a date, we always end up there even though there's a list of at least 10 other places I'd like to try.
      Reply

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