A creamy, hearty, and rich chickpea curry all made in an instant pot. Takes 30 minutes to make and results in a luscious plant-based meal. Perfect for weeknight dinners and family-friendly.
I have a bad habit of overcomplicating recipes. A little bit of this…a little bit of that. Every spice in my cupboard is thrown into a pot with a plethora of vegetables. Ok in all honestly, it isn’t that crazy, but I could use some simplifying in my life. That’s where my Instant Pot comes in handy. My world becomes 1000x easier when this bad boy comes into play.
Everything is thrown into one pot and a hearty, rich meal is ready in 30 minutes.
This Instant Pot Chickpea Curry is made with coconut milk, chickpeas, ginger, and surprisingly almond butter. Almond butter adds an extra creaminess and nutty flavor to the dish. I thank Tieghan Gerard (Half Baked Harvest) for that tip. Life-changing.
This Instant Pot Chickpea Curry is…
- Oh so delicious!
A creamy, hearty, and rich chickpea curry all made in an instant pot. Perfect for weeknight dinners and family-friendly.
- 2 tbsp neutral-flavored oil
- ½ medium white onion
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2-inch fresh ginger, minced
- 3 tbsp red curry paste
- 1 tbsp creamy almond butter
- 2 tbsp tamari
- 15 oz. canned chickpeas, rinsed and drained
- 12 oz. quality coconut milk*
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup vegetable broth (or sub for more water)
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- Basmati rice
- Roasted cashews
- Fresh cilantro
- Red pepper flakes
Press saute button on instant pot and allow it to preheat. Once hot, add 2 tbsp of oil and allow it to heat up until shimmering. Add onion, garlic, ginger, and a pinch of salt. Saute for 2-3 min. until fragrant and translucent.
In a small bowl, whisk together curry paste, almond butter, and tamari until creamy. Stir into the onion mixture. Add in chickpeas, coconut milk, water, and vegetable broth. Stir until combined. Seal lid, and cook for 5 minutes on high pressure.
Open vent and allow it to de-pressurize. Once done, season with salt to your taste and stir in lemon juice. Serve over basmati rice and top with crushed roasted cashews, fresh cilantro, and a dash of red pepper flakes.
*Quality coconut milk is key. It will yield a much creamier texture and richer taste. My absolute, all-time favorite brand is Aroy-D. You can purchase it on amazon or at your local asian supermarket. Native Forest is also a great option if you can’t locate that one.