Chickpea & Potato Curry

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Cook: 6 hours


6 servings

Updated: Jan. 06, 2024
I make chana masala, the classic Indian chickpea curry, in my slow cooker. First browning the onion, ginger and garlic really makes the sauce amazing. —Anjana Devasahayam, San Antonio, Texas
Chickpea & Potato Curry Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh gingerroot
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 can (15 ounces) crushed tomatoes
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) chickpeas or garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 large baking potato, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch cubes
  • 2-1/2 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • Chopped fresh cilantro
  • Hot cooked rice
  • Optional: Sliced red onion and lime wedges


  1. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; saute onion until tender, 2-4 minutes. Add garlic, ginger and dry seasonings; cook and stir 1 minute. Stir in tomatoes; transfer to a 3- or 4-qt. slow cooker.
  2. Stir in chickpeas, potato and stock. Cook, covered, on low until potato is tender and flavors are blended, 6-8 hours.
  3. Stir in lime juice; sprinkle with cilantro. Serve with rice and, if desired, red onion and lime wedges.

Chickpea & Potato Curry Tips

How do you make curry taste like curry?

Curry can refer to a variety of dishes, but what they all have in common when it comes to Indian curry is a sauce that's rich and loaded with spices and seasonings. Certain flavors and blends such as ginger, turmeric, cumin and garam masala give a curry its signature taste.

What can I serve with chickpea curry?

You can make homemade naan in just four steps, or build a feast with these Indian recipes to complement your chickpea and potato curry.

How long does chickpea curry last in the fridge?

Probably not as long as you'd think! Most leftovers are only good for 3 to 4 days in the fridge. Here's how long food usually lasts in the fridge.

Research contributed by Elizabeth Harris

Nutrition Facts

1-1/4 cups chickpea mixture: 240 calories, 6g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 767mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 9g fiber), 8g protein.