Chickpea curry recipe – Tops Day Nurseries


Chickpea curry has been of the children’s favourite meals at Tops Day Nurseries, and it is so easy to make! Find out how you can cook it at home with our recipe below…

Preparation time – 15 minutes

Cooking time – 40 minutes



Ingredients – Serves 5

1 small onion, peeled – 75g

1 small carrot, peeled – 30g

Fresh tomatoes – 40g

Vegetable oil – ½ tablespoon

Tomato puree –1 tablespoon

Ground turmeric – 1 teaspoon

Curry powder – ½ heaped teaspoon

Chilli powder – ½ teaspoon

Water 250ml

Canned chickpeas, no added salt or sugar, drained – 1 x 400g can (drained weight, 240g)



  1. Chop the onion, carrot and tomatoes
  2. Heat the oil in a pan add the onion, carrots and tomatoes and cook for 5 minutes
  3. Add the tomato puree, turmeric, curry powder, chilli powder, water and chickpeas.
  4. Bring to the boil and simmer for 30 minutes or until the vegetables are soft.
  5. Serve with brown rice and enjoy!

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