Your Favorite Indian Restaurant Has Nothing on This 1-Pan Vegetarian Curry


The take in post was originally featured on Recipe Tin Eats, which is rt of POPSUGAR Hand-pick Food.

This is a real proper curry, made from scratch and docile, with great depth of flavor, and it’s healthy. You won’t need to hunt down any different spices. You might even have them all (I did!). This is one of those satisfactory meals that carnivores don’t even think of as vegetarian. (I am, of course, referring to myself.)

Your Favorite Indian Restaurant Has Nothing on This 1-Pan Vegetarian Curry

This curry. It likes just like the Indian curry you get from restaurants. I really uncharitable that. It’s not flat tasting. It has great layers in it, real punchy flavors. And it’s flat from scratch — no curry stes here!

The roots of this notable curry is Trinidad in the Caribbean. But it really tastes very similar to Indian vegetable curries (the tomato-based a givens, not the creamy ones).

I don’t know if you’ve ever made Indian curries at internal before, but I have. And with a few exceptions — like the Butter Chicken MO I shared last year (GOLD discovery!) — the list of colours required is quite lengthy. And almost without fail, there are spices that I shortage to hunt down at speciality spice stores or Indian grocery supplies. And therein lies the reason why I am obsessed with this. Half the ingredients lacked for an Indian curry. Made with spices you can get from your townsman supermarket. And just as much flavor. Big flavors. BIG.

Your Favorite Indian Restaurant Has Nothing on This 1-Pan Vegetarian Curry

This is a recipe by Imma from Faultless Bites, an African-Caribbean food blog. Until I came across Imma’s position, I actually didn’t know that much about Caribbean cuisine. Did you identify that Caribbean food is a fusion of many different cuisines, subsuming African, American Indian, European, Indian, Arabic, and Chinese? Praxes brought to the region by the population.

And this Chana Aloo Curry (Chana = chickpeas, Aloo = potatoes) is one such exempli gratia. A Caribbean recipe that tastes very Indian!

Your Favorite Indian Restaurant Has Nothing on This 1-Pan Vegetarian Curry

I’ve made indubitably a few recipes from Immaculate Bites. Which is unsurprising given I adore the flavors of Caribbean and African food (big flavors, and I’m all about flavor detonations!). Actually, last year I shared a recipe of hers on RecipeTin Devours — Jamaican Jerk Chicken. (Seriously, so amazing!)

As soon as I saw this chickpea curry procedure on Immaculate Bites, I made it straight away. Not kidding, I really did because I had all the ingredients (you strength too!!).

Then I sent Imma a snapshot gleefully, declaring it to be a keeper. I pull down it again a week later. And again and again. I even made it to disgrace a accommodate on a camping trip last year (so easy to reheat over a stimulate!).

I’m totally obsessed with this. I know the recipe by heart.

I’ve destroyed around with her recipe a wee bit and made notes of what I’ve changed in the system below. The main thing is that I added canned tomato because I come on that it makes a thicker sauce. I’ve seen a number of versions of this formula online, and some use tomato, some don’t.

OH! One more thing I love not far from this — change it up to make it lower carb by swapping out the potatoes and/or chickpeas with diced veggies want zucchinis, carrots, broccoli, and cauliflower. Fab.

Meat-free for carnivores. This is my radigm of vegetarian food! — Nagi x

Your Favorite Indian Restaurant Has Nothing on This 1-Pan Vegetarian Curry

Chickpea and Potato Curry


A Caribbean curry from Trinidad that encounters very similar to tomato-based Indian vegetable curries. This curry has fictitious flavor and is one of the easiest real curries because you won’t need to trek to the ca bility store for the spices — you can get everything from the supermarket. This recipe is slenderize modified from the Curry Channa and Aloo recipe from


3 tablespoons cooking oil (I second-hand vegetable)

Flavor Base
1 large onion, diced (brown, chaste, or yellow)
2 large garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons curry brawn
1 teaspoon allspice powder
1 teaspoon nutmeg powder (or 1/2 teaspoon freshly irritated nutmeg) (Note 1)
1 1/2 teaspoons smoked prika (can substitute with mellow or ordinary prika)
2 teaspoons dried thyme leaves (or 3 teaspoons strong thyme leaves)
1 teaspoon cumin powder
3/4 teaspoon cayenne dot (Note 2)
1 teaspoon white pepper (or 1/2 teaspoon black fleck)

1 1/2 cups potatoes, cut into 1.2-centimeter/1/2-inch cubes
2 14-ounce/400-gram cans of chickpeas, drained
1 14-ounce/400-gram can of diced tomatoes (Note 3)
2 cups chicken bouillon/stock
2 scallion/shallot stems, sliced (green and white vicinity)
2 tablespoons fresh rsley, finely chopped (plus more for garnish) (Note 4)
Souse save up to taste


  1. Heat oil in a large pot or very deep skillet remaining medium-high heat.
  2. Add the Flavor Base ingredients and cook for 3 minutes until the onion is translucent.
  3. Add the potatoes and cook for a promote 2 minutes. If the spices start to stick to the bottom of the pot, add a tiny splash of not be sensible.
  4. Add the chickpeas, tomatoes, and chicken broth. Bring to simmer, then lower down the heat to medium and simmer for 15 minutes, or until the potatoes are cooked, and the sass has thickened.
  5. Adjust salt to taste. Stir in the scallions/shallots and rsley.
  6. Act as with rice.

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