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Basil Chickpea Curry

This basil chickpea coconut curry comes together in 20 minutes! Serve with jasmine rice or your favorite naan, or both! So easy and flavorful.
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  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 small sweet onion, diced (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 ½ tablespoons dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder, or more, if you love it!
  • 1 to 2 14 ounce cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed (I like to use 2!)
  • 1 14 ounce can full-fat coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 handful fresh basil, chopped (optional)
  • rice, for serving
  • naan, for serving


  • Note: if you want to serve rice with the curry and need to make it, prepare that first so it can cook while you make the curry!
  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add the olive oil. Once it’s hot, add in the onion, peppers, garlic and ginger with a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook until the onions soften, about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the basil and curry powder. Cook for 2 minutes. Stir in the chickpeas. Stir in the coconut milk and lime juice. Stir and bring the mixture to a simmer. Simmer for 5 minutes. Taste and season with more salt, pepper or lime juice if necessary. Stir in the fresh basil.
  • Serve with your favorite rice, naan or just in the bowl by itself!

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