Chickpea curry and cauliflower rice

This recipe uses a basic curry spice blend which can be used in pretty much any curry. My curries tend to be basic Punjabi style ‘dry’ curries but you can make a sauce by adding some water and, if your diet permits, tomato purée.


  1. Keeping within the 80g veg allowance, add chopped spring onion and spinach to the pan with your chickpeas, add in some garlic and ginger paste.
  2. Start cooking on a low heat and add in garam masala, cumin seeds, and turmeric.
  3. Add in chilli powder or flakes (I used fresh). When the curry is getting hot add in 150ml water and cook off the water on a medium/high simmer.
  4. I add in some lemon juice and if you want to keep cooking it or make more sauce just add more water and cook until you reach your preferred consistency.
  5. Plate the curry and add in the cauli rice using the same pan.
  6. Add some cumin seeds and 50ml water and cook off until cauli is dry and has taken on the leftover spices of the pan.
  7. Serve alongside the curry and garnish with coriander if desired.

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9 thoughts on “Chickpea curry and cauliflower rice

  1. Hi Chanden,

    Me again! Going to attempt this tonight but the chicken and garlic flatbread version. Can you give me rough quantities for the garlic paste, ginger paste, garam masala, cumin seeds & turmeric please?

    Many thanks,

    Clair x


    1. Hey! Whilst it’s mostly to personal taste, do a teaspoon of everything apart from garam masala and turmeric- use half a teaspoon with them as the masala can be quite strong.

      Those are just average quantities, to be honest I never measure- just chuck it in haha! Remember you can always add more but you can’t take away! X


  2. I fancied trying a chickpea curry, was going to Google it but had a thought instead, I bet Chanden has a recipe for this… I wasn’t disappointed ☺

    Going to attempt this tomorrow, but will add some potatoes as doing step 3 ☺ thank you xx

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