Butter Chickpea Curry

Butter Chickpea Curry

464 Reviews 27 Pics
  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    40 m
  • Ready In

    50 m
Recipe by  Sushi0306

“A delicious, creamy chickpea and potato curry, full of flavor and so simple. You control the spice! Try it once and you'll be hooked! My sister gave me this recipe. I don't know where it came from but I'm glad she did! Serve over a bed of rice.”

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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  1. Place potatoes in a saucepan, cover with water, and bring to a boil over high heat; simmer until the potatoes are tender. Drain, and set aside.
  2. Warm oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in onion and garlic, and cook until the onions are soft and translucent. Stir in curry powder, garam masala, ginger, cumin, and salt. Cook for 1 or 2 minutes, stirring. Pour in soup, cream, and chickpeas. Stir in potatoes. Simmer 5 minutes.

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This is a great recipe; however, I made a few amendments. I used plain yogurt instead of milk/cream as a low-fat alternative, which provided a nice, thicker consistency. Since I prefer extra spicy foods, I also added in an additional teaspoon (or two) of the cumin. Using cauliflower instead of potatoes in the recipe provides a light texture, which complements starchy side dishes such as rice. Overall, I highly recommend this dish.

Mary M.

Mary M.

I substituted crushed tomatoes for the tomato soup, and used coconut milk as the milk in this recipe. It yields a nice, mild curry, which was a good introduction to Indian food for my boyfriend, but I found it somewhat too mild for my taste, and added some sriracha chile sauce. I'll definitely make this recipe again, but will continue to experiment with different additions, like cayenne pepper and/or raisins.



We absolutely loved this. This was my first time to make a curry dish, but I had some garbanzo beans I needed to use and thought I'd give this a try. Boy am I glad I did! I made it just as it said (except I used a packet of soup and half the water it called for) and it was so extremely flavorful. I served it with naan and guferati (Indian green beans) from this site and my hubby just raved and raved! Thanks for a great recipe! Added note: Be sure to not skimp on the time of cooking the spices. This seems to be a vital step in releasing the full flavor of the spices. The second time I made it, it wasn't nearly as flavorful and the only difference was that I was in a hurry and just stirred them around a bit this time. It was still good, but not wow good like the first time.

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Amount Per Serving (4 total)

  • Calories
  • 504 cal
  • 25%
  • Fat
  • 20.9 g
  • 32%
  • Carbs
  • 72 g
  • 23%
  • Protein
  • 11.1 g
  • 22%
  • Cholesterol
  • 41 mg
  • 14%
  • Sodium
  • 1288 mg
  • 52%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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