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Vegan Chickpea & Broccoli Coconut Curry


Vegan Chickpea Broccoli Coconut Curry

After cooking a few cups of garbanzo beans last week, my mind what stumped on what to do with them. Should I freeze them?…mash them?…store them? I couldn’t decide. I knew I wanted them for dinner that night but since chickpeas taste good with just about anything and in every way possible, I felt overwhelmed with ideas. When I began scrounging through the kitchen cabinets and fridge, I put the broccoli, coconut milk and cooked rice on the counter and immediately thought, “Of course! Coconut curry!” In less than 30 minutes I had the perfect curry dish served over a warm bed of steamed rice.

Chickpea and Broccoli Coconut Curry


Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes
Yield: 4-6 servings
  • 1 1/2 cups – 2 cups cooked chickpeas
  • 3/4 cups coconut milk
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 tsp. curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. chipotle pepper
  • 2 Tbs. cornstarch
  • 1 Tbs. lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 cup broccoli florets


1. In small bowl, mix cornstarch and 2 tablespoons of water until smooth with no clumps. Set aside.
2. Pre-heat skillet at med-high setting. Drizzle olive oil.
3. Add onion and garlic to skillet. Stir until golden brown.
4. Lower heat to med-low setting. Add the rest of the ingredients.
5. Add cornstarch mix to skillet. Cook until thickened.
6. Serve over bed of white rice. (optional).

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Photo: Cristina Nidome

Cristina Nidome
Cristina is a food enthusiast and chef at heart, always on the hunt for the best vegan foods and hottest restaurants in southern California. Follow her on Instagram @ckhealthybites
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