Recipe: Eggplant Chickpea Curry

Homemade curries are one of my go-to meals and I like to keep my freezer stocked with different curry options for nights when cooking is the last thing I feel like doing. This eggplant chickpea curry is one of my favourites, it’s deliciously creamy, full of flavour and mild enough for the whole family. Plus, it freezes really well!

One of the other best parts about this curry is that it is ready in no time so it makes an excellent mid-week meal idea and will leave you enough for leftovers the next day as well!

Eggplant Chickpea Curry

Ingredients List

  • 2 medium eggplants
  • Small onion
  • Thumb sized piece of ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbs coconut oil
  • 1tbs curry powder
  • 1tbs ground cumin
  • 1tbs ground coriander
  • Can of coconut cream
  • 1 medium capsicum
  • Can of chickpeas
  • Fresh coriander
  • Rice & naan bread to serve


  1. Chop the eggplant into cubes and set aside
  2. Finely dice the onion, grate the ginger and mince the garlic
  3. Heat the oil in a large skillet then add the eggplant and cook for 5 minutes, until seared, then remove from the pan
  4. Add the onion, ginger and garlic to the pan (with a little extra oil if needed) and cook for 3 minutes, until just fragrant and starting to go translucent.
  5. Add the spices, stir and cook for a minute
  6. Return the eggplant to the pan and stir to combine with the spices and onion mix, then add the coconut cream and chickpeas
  7. Slice the capsicum and add to the pan, stirring to combine
  8. Reduce the heat and simmer uncovered for 10 minutes, until the coconut milk thickens slightly
  9. Roughly chop the coriander and sprinkle on top of the curry
  10. Serve with rice and naan bread and enjoy!

Eggplant Chickpea Curry

Easy as that! I particularly love coconut milk based curries, I find them deliciously creamy without being overly heavy, which means I can have naan bread on the side! This eggplant chickpea curry is also vegan friendly whilst still being filling and satisfying, so it’s a great option when you’re catering for a range of dietary requirements!

I’m pretty glad I have a freezer stocked with serves of this now, that’s for sure!

Eggplant Chickpea Curry

Eggplant Chickpea Curry

There we have it, my eggplant chickpea curry! Are you a curry fan?

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12 Comments on Recipe: Eggplant Chickpea Curry

  1. Elizabeth
    March 16, 2015 at 7:39 am (9 years ago)

    The old chickpea curry is an excellent stand by for a quick mid-week meal. Whatever would we do without cans of chickpeas.
    Elizabeth recently posted…Quinoa cakes with spring onions

    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      March 16, 2015 at 11:11 am (9 years ago)

      I know! I always have a few in the cupboard so dinner is never far away if need be!

    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      March 16, 2015 at 11:11 am (9 years ago)

      Thanks lovely!

  2. Bec
    March 16, 2015 at 7:34 pm (9 years ago)

    I too, love having a huge stash of frozen stuff, it makes eating healthy at home so much easier on the nights where you’re tempted to order pizza… This look s lovely, I am going to try 🙂

    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      March 16, 2015 at 7:57 pm (9 years ago)

      It really does make a huge difference doesn’t it!

    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      March 20, 2015 at 9:17 pm (9 years ago)

      I’ve got some in my freezer, if only you lived closer!

  3. Nancy | Plus Ate Six
    March 22, 2015 at 11:22 am (9 years ago)

    I always have spinach dahl in the freezer for the emergencies. This one is perfect for Meatless Mondays -I love easy spicy curries.
    Nancy | Plus Ate Six recently posted…{In my hood} The Bird Man

    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      March 25, 2015 at 7:05 pm (9 years ago)

      Ooh I haven’t made spinach dahl in a long time, thanks for the great idea!

  4. Lauren @ Create Bake Make
    March 23, 2015 at 8:08 pm (9 years ago)

    I LOVE curries and it feels like forever since I’ve made one. Will be rectifying that very soon! Thanks for joining us for Fabulous Foodie Fridays. I hope you have a great week 🙂
    Lauren @ Create Bake Make recently posted…Choc Chip Hot Cross Buns

    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      March 25, 2015 at 7:08 pm (9 years ago)

      I feel like it’s all I’m eating at the moment! The evenings got cold here pretty quickly!


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