Vegan chickpea curry gluten free and oil free recipe with eggplant

Vegan chickpea curry

Vegan chickpea curry with eggplant and spinach. Delicious comfort food made in 25 minutes. This easy recipe is vegan, gluten free, oil free, high in protein and very easy to make

Course Main Course
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook/Chill Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 497 kcal
Author Ela


  • 1 (15-ounce can) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2-3 small eggplant or 1 big one
  • 1/2 big onion, diced
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup coconut milk canned (or light coconut milk)
  • 1-2 tbsp curry powder (you can use curry paste instead)
  • 1-2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin (or more to taste)
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cooked rice of choice (I use Yasmin rice)
  • Spinach or fresh coriander for serving


  1. Chop the eggplant and onion into small pieces and put them in a large pan (I use a ceramic pan and no oil) and cook on medium heat for at least 5 minutes. Add the garlic:

    Vegan chickpea curry with eggplant, onion and garlic
  2. Drain and rinse chickpeas and add them to the pan:

    Vegan chickpea curry with eggplant and canned chickpeas
  3. Add coconut milk, spices + salt and pepper to taste. Simmer for about 5 minutes:

    Vegan chickpea curry with eggplant, canned chickpeas, coconut milk, and Indian spices
  4. Serve your curry with cooked rice of choice. My favorite is Yasmin rice. Decorate with either spinach or fresh coriander. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Recipe serves two persons. Nutrition facts are for one serving with full-fat coconut milk. If you use light coconut milk the recipe will have less fat and calories (about 382 kcal and 11 grams of fat)


Nutrition Facts
Vegan chickpea curry
Amount Per Serving
Calories 497 Calories from Fat 204
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22.7g 35%
Saturated Fat 16.6g 83%
Total Carbohydrates 39g 13%
Dietary Fiber 21.9g 88%
Sugars 22.3g
Protein 15.4g 31%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.