Vegan One-Pot Chickpea Coconut Curry

I recently created this recipe that is officially called One-Pot Chickpea Coconut Currybut that sounds so simplistic. It doesn’t really describe how I feel about it. What I would love to call this is a One-Pot Wonder! That’s how much I love it!

One-Pot Wonder Dish - Chickpea Coconut Curry with basmati rice and a splash of lime. It's so easy and so delicious!

You know I’m a fan of the chickpea, right? It’s not like I started out that way. I used to hate chickpeas, otherwise know as garbanzo beans. I mean, who could like something called a garbanzo? Just watching people eating them and would get me nauseous!


It’s a good thing taste buds change over time. Hummus might have been the thing that helped get me over the chickpea hurdle. It’s hard not to love hummus. I guess you could call it a gateway drug. 🙂

Here are a few examples of some of our traditional and creative recipes that use chickpeas:

What You’ll Love about One-Pot Chickpea Coconut Curry

First of all, this chickpea coconut curry started out as a multi-step recipe that took a lot of twists and turns…and time! O course it was delicious, but I wasn’t certain I wanted to make it again because of all the work involved. And then Adee said, “Why don’t you just cook it all together?”

Um, that’s a great question. Brilliant, in fact. So I made it again…all in one pot…and it worked! From the mouths of babes…

So, that means the first thing you’ll love about this recipe is that it’s so easy! Throw everything in a pot and let it cook together. Perfection! Also, curry is actually a combination of several spices, including turmeric! And everyone knows that turmeric is the bomb when it comes to fighting inflammation! Also, this recipe includes rice, peas, carrots, and more. As a result, this chickpea coconut curry is more like comfort food than some exotic dish!

One-Pot Wonder Dish - Chickpea Coconut Curry with basmati rice and a splash of lime. It's so easy and so delicious!

You know I love playing around with a recipe, because it makes cooking so much fun. Therefore, here’s some ideas for altering this chickpea coconut curry recipe:

  • Use brown jasmin rice. It’s a little pricier, but it adds a whole grain ( love!)
  • Add some chopped cauliflower while you’re cooking
  • Sprinkle the finished dish with sesame seeds
  • Serve with steamed broccoli

So, if you’re looking for a recipe that’s easy, creamy, delicious, and healthy? Well, then this may just be the One Pot Wonder for you too!

Be sure to serve this chickpea coconut curry with freshly baked naan bread and enjoy!

One Pot Chickpea Coconut Curry with Lime and Fresh Baked Naan Bread

Because we love this chickpea coconut curry recipe so much, We hope you will too! If you decide to make it, be sure to snap a photo and share it with me using #namelymarly on Instagram. We love seeing your photos!

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One-Pot Wonder Dish - Chickpea Coconut Curry with basmati rice and a splash of lime. It's so easy and so delicious!
One-Pot Chickpea Coconut Curry
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
One-Pot Wonder Dish - Chickpea Coconut Curry with basmati rice and a splash of lime. It's so easy and so delicious!
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 6
Calories: 647 kcal
Author: Namely Marly
  • 15 oz can coconut milk
  • 3 cans of water fill that coconut milk can 3 times
  • 2 cups basmati rice
  • 3-4 cloves garlic peeled and minced
  • 1 cup carrots finely chopped
  • 1 potato chopped into small cubes
  • 1 can chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 1-3 tablespoons curry seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon Bragg or soy sauce
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro fresh is best but dried will work too
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • Other ingredients: Steamed broccoli and/or cauliflower florets
  • Serve with Baked Naan
  1. Combine the coconut milk, water, basmati rice, minced garlic, chopped carrots, potato cubes and rinsed chickpeas in a large pot over medium-high heat. Bring the pot to a simmer, reduce the heat to medium, and cook for about 20 minutes. The basmati rice should be tender at this point and the sauce should be very thick.
  2. Add the frozen corn and peas and stir until combined.
  3. Before serving add the curry, Bragg (or soy), the juice of one lime, and the chopped cilantro. Stir to combine and this One Pot Wonder is ready to be eaten!
Nutrition Facts
One-Pot Chickpea Coconut Curry
Amount Per Serving
Calories 647 Calories from Fat 963
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 107g 165%
Saturated Fat 91g 455%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1176mg 49%
Potassium 3869mg 111%
Total Carbohydrates 432g 144%
Dietary Fiber 38g 152%
Sugars 30g
Protein 59g 118%
Vitamin A 451%
Vitamin C 164.7%
Calcium 38.1%
Iron 125.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

In conclusion, if you’re into delicious chickpea casserole recipes, take a look at these:

Whichever chickpea recipe you’re chomping on, enjoy!

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18 Responses to Vegan One-Pot Chickpea Coconut Curry

  1. Marly, what you’ve captured in pixels brought me straight over from Instagram for a closer look. My word! Every element sings flavor harmony. Excellent tip about using the can of coconut milk to measure the liquid – every trace counts. Kids sure have a way of seeing things simply, don’t they?

    • Thanks, Brooks! This means a lot coming from you! My mom always used to use the can to measure additional water into a recipe. One thing I like about that is that it ensures getting every last drop of ingredients from the can!

  2. I love this! Also, you’re a genius. I’ve tried so many times to do a one pot wonder and I always fail. Props.

    • Thanks, Karen! I’m a big fan of this one pot wonder way of cooking now – it makes things SO easy!

  3. I love one pot wonders.. they always make great weeknight meals! Definitely will be creating your chickpea and coconut curry, looks and sounds delicious!

  4. This looks so comforting and cozy!

  5. Tonights dinner, cannot wait! Thank you for sharing 🙂

  6. Made this tonight! It was delicious, I’m thinking next time I would want something to add more spice, maybe cayan. Great recipe, so easy to make.

    • Hi Chloe! So glad you liked this recipe! I completely agree with you that a little extra spice would be great, but not everyone in my family agrees. 🙁 That’s why I keep a bottle of Sriracha (aka Rooster sauce!!) on the table!

  7. One pot meals are the best! This looks so good!

  8. This was my first time making curry. It looked beautiful, but was extremely bland. Not sure what happened…. I ended up adding a lot more seasonings, which helped a bit.

  9. danyell rollf

    dont use cans! baaaad!

  10. Oh yum! On top of my must try list for sure!

  11. Yasmine Issurdutt

    Allergic to coconut milk. What can I substitute? Would love to try.

    • You don’t have to put any kind of cream as a substitute – you could just use water. However, if you wanted a creamy flavor, you can use any variety of plant-based milks that work for your diet – like soy, almond, hemp, etc.

  12. Do you cook this covered or uncovered? Can’t wait to try it.


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