This hearty chickpea curry stew with potato and carrot is easy to make with basic ingredients and perfect for warming up during the cooler months.

Overhead close up image of a bowl of stew with vegetables, chickpeas and peas.

This delicious chickpea and potato stew has a creamy, satisfying texture and is packed with flavour thanks to bold ingredients like garlic, ginger and red curry paste.

It’s easy to make in one pot in 40 minutes, can be customized with different veggies and works great for meal prep as the flavours are even better the next day.

Enjoy this hearty stew for a healthy and delicious meatless main any night of the week!

Recipe Highlights

  • Quick and easy!
  • Simple pantry ingredients.
  • Vegan, gluten-free, soy-free, nut-free, sugar-free.
  • Low in fat.
  • High in protein and fibre.
  • Customize with whatever veggies you have available.

Ingredient Notes

Labelled ingredients for making chickpea potato stew with curry paste and green peas.
  • Onion: You can use white or yellow onion.
  • Garlic: Use 3 cloves of garlic or substitute 1 tsp ground garlic if needed.
  • Ginger: The recipe calls for fresh ginger but you can substitute 1 tsp ground ginger if needed.
  • Turmeric: If you don’t have ground turmeric available, you can use 1 tsp of mild yellow curry powder.
  • Red Curry Paste: I like Thai Kitchen Red Curry Paste. It’s fairly easy to find in grocery stores, if not, it’s readily available online. You could also use yellow curry paste here.
  • Fresh Vegetables: The recipe calls for carrot, potato, cauliflower and zucchini. The amounts of each can be adjusted as needed and don’t have to be exact!
  • Coconut Milk: I used light coconut milk in this recipe but you can use full-fat coconut milk if you like or substitute 1 cup of cashew cream.
  • Broth: Any homemade or storebought vegetable stock, broth or bouillon works.
  • Peas: You can use frozen or canned green peas.
  • Chickpeas: You’ll need a 19 oz can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed, which is about 2 cups. If you only have a 15 oz can (1.5 cups), that’s ok, or you can open a 2nd 15 oz to add in the additional 1/2 cup. The amount of chickpeas does not have to be exact.

Step-by-Step Photos

Step 1: Saute Onion and Garlic

Add the onion and garlic to a large soup pot with a pinch of salt and pepper and saute in 1-2 tbsp of broth for 4-5 minutes over medium heat.

Step 2: Add Additional Seasonoings

Next, stir in the garlic, ginger, turmeric and curry paste and cook for a few more minutes, stirring frequently. If the pan starts to dry out, add another tablespoon of broth.

Onions, ginger and garlic cooking in a red curry paste in a pot.

Step 3: Simmer Stew

Add all of the vegetables, except for the green peas, along with the stock and coconut milk. Simmer the stew of medium-low heat for 20-30 minutes until the potatoes are very tender and the stew is starting to thicken.

Vegetables cooking in coconut milk and broth in a large soup pot.

Step 4: Add Peas & Chickpeas

Stir in the green peas and chickpeas, turn off the heat and stir for a few minutes to heat the peas and chickpeas.

Adding peas and chickpeas to a large pot of stew. Wooden spoon rests in pot.

Serve the stew right away, topped with fresh cilantro and a spritz of fresh lime juice.

Bowl of stew with vegetables, chickpeas and peas. Pot of stew in background.

Notes

  • Vegetable Options: Amounts don’t have to be exact. Use about 4 cups of a starchy vegetable like squash, potato or sweet potato. The rest can be mixed and matched from carrot, cauliflower, zucchini and bell peppers.
  • Green Peas: Technically optional but add a nice really touch if you have some on hand and are able to add them.
Overhead image of bowl of stew with potato, chickpeas, peas and carrots.

Storing

  • Fridge: Let cool then store in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
  • Freeze: Let cool then store in a freezer-safe container for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge.
  • Reheating: Reheat on the stovetop in a pot or in the microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring between each, until heated through.

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Curried Chickpea Potato Stew

  • Author: Deryn Macey
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Stew
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan
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Description

This hearty vegan stew is easy to make in under 40 minutes and is full of flavour and nutrition. Try making a batch on Sunday for healthy meals all week. The flavours only get better the next day.


Ingredients

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  • 1 white onion, diced (approx. 2 cups, 350 g)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 3 tbsp red curry paste
  • 4 carrots, peeled and chopped (approx. 2 cups, 300 g)
  • 4 cups peeled and cubed potato (660 g)
  • 2 cups chopped cauliflower (250 g)
  • 1/2 a medium zucchini, diced (approx. 1 cup, 125 g)
  • 1 can light coconut milk
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1.5 cups green peas (200 g)
  • 1 x 19 oz. can chickpeas, drained and rinsed (approx. 2 cups)
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Saute the onion and garlic in 2 tbsp of water or broth in a large soup pot over medium heat for 4-5 minutes.
  2. Stir in the garlic, ginger, turmeric and curry paste and cook for a few more minutes.
  3. Add the broth, coconut milk and all the veggies except for the green peas. Simmer over low to medium heat for 20-30 minutes until the potatoes are tender and the stew is starting to thicken.
  4. Stir in the green peas and chickpeas, turn off the heat and let sit for 5 minutes to heat through.
  5. Season with salt and pepper, if needed then serve hot topped with fresh cilantro.

Notes

Storing: Let cool then store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days or freezer for up to 3 months. If frozen, thaw overnight in the fridge. Reheat stovetop or in the microwave until heated to your preference.

Vegetable Options: Amounts don’t have to be exact. Use about 4 cups of hearty vegetables like squash, potato or sweet potato. The rest can be mixed and matched from carrot, cauliflower, zucchini and bell peppers.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 273
  • Fat: 3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 51 g
  • Fiber: 10 g
  • Protein: 11 g

Keywords: chickpea potato stew, chickpea stew

Originally published on August 31, 2016.