Belly Warming Chickpea Curry

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Swap out the boring soups this winter for something more hearty like this delicious Chickpea Curry. Warm yourself up from the inside and stay fuller for longer!


  • 2 medium onions
  • 1 x 400 g tin chickpeas
  • 1-2 fresh green chillies
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower oil
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • ½ teaspoon asafoetida
  • 1-2 teaspoon sugar , optional
  • ½ x 400 g tin of tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger paste
  • 1 teaspoon garlic paste
  • 1 teaspoon green chilli paste
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon dhana jeera powder
  • 1-2 teaspoon sugar , optional
  • Fresh coriander and red onion (optional, to serve)
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala (optional, to serve)


  1. Peel and finely chop the onions, drain and rinse the chickpeas and finely slice the green chillies.
  2. Heat the oil in a saucepan over a medium heat and add the mustard seeds; once they’re crackling, add the asafoetida. Stir in the onions and fry until transparent and turning golden at the edges.
  3. Chop and add the tinned tomatoes, then cook for another 5 minutes, before adding the ginger, garlic and green chilli pastes, the red chilli powder, dhana jeera, sugar (if using), and a pinch of sea salt. Keep stirring and cook for further 5 minutes.
  4. Stir the chickpeas into the pan. Add 250ml water to make a thick sauce. Place the lid on the pan, lower the heat and simmer for 5 to 7 minutes.
  5. Pick and finely chop the coriander, then sprinkle on top along with the garam masala and finely sliced red onion, to serve.

At Feeling Healthy we love….well Feeling Healthy! and one of the ways we ensure that happens is through eating well and this delicious curry is just one example of how we do that. You can make a huge batch of this curry by doubling, or tripling the quantities, just freeze what you don’t need in portion sized pots for easy defrosting.

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