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Roasted Red Pepper, Spinach & Chickpea Curry

by chicisnatural
Roasted Red Pepper, Spinach & Chickpea Curry

If there’s one thing about me you should know it’s that I’m completely OBSESSED with Indian food. It has been one of my absolute favorite types of cuisine since my first visit to an Indian restaurant about 2 years ago (I know I know, I’m a late bloomer). So when I had a crazy hankering for a curry dish last week I went out and got some ingredients to make it happen- I just couldn’t resist. I wanted to kind of freestyle and do something slightly different than what I’ve had before and I ended up with this spinach and chickpea combination in a super flavorful and rich roasted red pepper base. The flavors harmonize very well together and it was even better the next day. It’s very fulfilling and great served over rice or with naan. Bon appétit!


  • 1 1/2 cups chickpeas, cooked
  • 2 large red bell peppers
  • 4 medium tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 cup almond milk (or whichever you prefer)
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 3 tbsp nutritional yeast flakes
  • 2 tsp curry powder
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1/2 large red onion, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste


1. Bake the red peppers and 2 of the tomatoes at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes or until slightly charred.

2. While those are roasting, in a medium pan sauté the garlic, spinach and red onion in olive oil.

3. Transfer the roasted peppers and tomatoes into a blender then add in almond milk, paprika, curry powder and nutritional yeast. Blend until smooth.

4. Chop the remaining 2 tomatoes into small chunks, then in a large pot add in the red pepper blend, sautéed onions and spinach, chopped tomatoes and cooked chickpeas. Combine well and simmer for about 10 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.

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Carmen August 27, 2017 - 5:38 pm

What’s the best brand of nutritional yeast flakes? They also come unsweetened. I am new to plant base living. This recipe looks good. Thinking about using canned chick peas though.

True Andrews April 24, 2017 - 3:05 pm

How many portions does this recipe give you and What are the nutrition facts for it?

Laura Glasgow April 1, 2017 - 12:23 am

Plan to try this very soon.

Do you completely drain your chickpeas before adding milk/tomato/pepper puree? Or do you leave a little water in them as well as add the mixture?

Sharanah Ridore February 21, 2017 - 6:16 pm

Finally made this yesterday for dinner and is was AMAZING!!!!!! Love it!

Kim C. January 6, 2017 - 3:10 am

I’ve never really liked chickpeas, but decided to try this as I’m starting a plant based diet. It was sooo delicious, all my friends loved it too

Naj January 2, 2017 - 12:00 am

This was great.

Tatiana B. September 15, 2016 - 3:07 am

I’m a newly vegan and I made this and it came out so good! I also added some cayenne pepper for a kick. Thanks🙂

J September 11, 2016 - 8:05 am

What is the serving for this/yield?

Michèle July 20, 2016 - 6:43 pm

i tried the recipe today ans it is soooo good! thank you for sharing! 🙂

Terra July 8, 2016 - 8:09 pm

I’m not having any luck finding dry/raw chickpeas.

Jessica August 18, 2016 - 3:51 pm

Walmart has some

Sharanah Ridore February 21, 2017 - 6:18 pm

Walmart, Wegmans, Whole Foods all carry it. Look in the Latino section or in section with rice. It is also called Garbanzos. Hope this helps!

Rae July 6, 2016 - 12:49 am

This tasted DELICIOUS and made my house smell amazing. It also made enough to last for a few days for lunches. I can’t thank you enough for this very healthy dish!

Deja Brown June 19, 2016 - 8:10 am

How many days were you able to eat this meal with these specific portions?

Sharon May 24, 2016 - 10:30 pm

I’m cooking this now and my kitchen is smelling wonderful. I almost forgot to cook my chickpeas!!!

Dodi May 24, 2016 - 5:21 pm

This looks delicious, trying this tonight… but, up I’ll be adding shredded chicken breasts. ; ) …thanks for the recipe!

shortcake918 May 22, 2016 - 4:05 pm

thank you, I’m trying it this week 😀

Ibife May 21, 2016 - 5:57 pm

Just made this now and girl it smells and tastes amazing ?Thanks for sharing.

Cinnamon May 20, 2016 - 4:49 am

That looks amazing! I’ll have to try this soon.

nikaaa May 19, 2016 - 6:04 pm

Indian food is also my favorite, you’ve convinced me to give plant based eating a chance. can’t wait to try this!!

SC Diva May 19, 2016 - 5:59 pm

Looks great! Trying it tonight!

Whitney Pucci May 19, 2016 - 4:38 pm

Have you tried Tofurky products ? Which vegan brands do you prefer?

DenayTheDiva May 19, 2016 - 2:30 pm

It looks so delicious!! Keep these fabulous meals coming! I love all of your dish ideas! ❤️