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Chickpea & Jackfruit Curry

Chickpea & Jackfruit Curry Plant-Based

An indulgent version of the basic chickpea curry with some extra creaminess and texture.
Prep Time 1 hour
Course Curry, Main Course
Cuisine Indian, New Age Cuisine, Vegan
Servings 4


  • 1 large pan preferably non-stick ceramic


For the curry:

  • 1 big onion of choice
  • 4-5 big cloves garlic
  • 1 stalk lemon grass
  • 1 tsp curry powder of choice
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp fenugreek powder
  • 1/2 tsp armchur (dried mango) powder
  • 1 tsp himalaya salt
  • 1 or 2 tsp chili flakes
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seed powder
  • 1/2 bunch fresh coriander
  • 200 gr fresh spinach
  • 2 cans organic chickpeas
  • 1 can organic cocount milk
  • 1 can organic chopped tomatoes
  • 1 cup cashew cream
  • 2 - 3 tbsp coconut sugar or maple syrup - optional
  • 2-3 inch grated fresh ginger 1 tsp
  • 80 gr organic tomato paste

For the cashew cream

  • 1/2 cup raw cashwes
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tsp lemon juice


To make the curry:

  • Soaked 1/2 cup raw cashew nuts in hot water for 4 hours at least, or overnight.
  • Chop or blend together onions, garlic and lemon grass.
  • Sautee onions, garlic lemon grass and all the spices in a bit of avocado oil and water until translucent. Let cook for 5 minute.
  • Add the grated fresh ginger.
  • Add tomato paste and a bit of water if necessary. Let cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add chopped tomatoes previously blended too, to achieve the desired level of smoothness. Let cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Add cashew cream.
  • Add the coconut milk, half of a can might be enough.
  • Add the chickpeas rinsed and drained.
  • Mix well, adjust taste, let cook for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add coconut sugar or some maple syrup if desired, especially if used 2 teaspoons of chili flakes
  • Serve with brown rice / buckwheat / millet.
  • Add chopped spinach and coriander. Mix well, cook for another couple of minutes.

To make the cashew cream:

  • Put all the ingredients in a blender.
  • Blend for 50 sec.


  • If there is no cashew cream available, use more canned coconut milk or coconut cream.
  • For this curry it's important to create the creaminess, therefor we need to be careful with the amount of liquid,  especially when adding water during the cooking process.
  • Other veggies than can be added: chopped sweet potatoes, peas.
Keyword chickpea curry, jackfruit curry, vegan creamy curry, plant-based curry

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