Garbanzo Bean Curry

The classic garbanzo bean curry that is equally at home on a thali or as the centerpiece of a hearty winter meal.

What You Need:

  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped onion
  • 2 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-inch piece fresh ginger, crushed
  • 6 whole cloves, ground
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon amchur (mango powder) or 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 large tomato, coarsely chopped
  • 10 cilantro sprigs
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 large can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 medium red or white onion, peeled and sliced
  • 1 lime or lemon cut into wedges

What You Do:

  1. Heat the oil in a medium skillet or saucepan over medium-high heat until it ripples when the pan is tilted. Add the onion, garlic, and ginger and cook until the onion is lightly browned, about 4 minutes.
  2. Add the cloves, coriander, cumin, amchur (but not lime juice yet), and cayenne. Stir and cook 1 minute. Add the tomato, lime juice (if using), and cilantro. Reduce the heat to medium, cover, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the tomato is soft, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a blender or food processor, add 1/4 cup water, and process until smooth.
  3. Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over moderate heat. Add the turmeric and onion-spice purée. Cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant (2 to 3 minutes). Add the beans and salt. Reduce the heat and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer 15 minutes. Garnish with cilantro sprigs and slices of onion and lemon wedges.

More Recipes

Vegan Maple-Pecan French Toast

Nothing is better than having a dessert-worthy dish and calling it breakfast.
Read More »

Vegan Sugar Cookie Dough

The perfect sugar cookie base for making the classic variety, or customizing it with your own flavor combinations. This super adaptable dough is great for holiday baking, or any time you fire up the oven.
Read More »

Vegan Almond Cheese

This rich, complexly flavored, dairy-free cheese is perfect for your next wine and cheese soirée.
Read More »

Vegan Pesto Pasta

This can be adapted to the season and your pantry. If you have loads of basil, use all basil and no spinach; if you don’t have much, use what you have and add more spinach.
Read More »

Vegan Chunky Monkey Shake

Chocolatey goodness with the perfect touch of banana and toasted cashews makes this a treat that’s good-for-you.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »