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Butternut Squash Chickpea Curry

Butternut Squash Chickpea Curry

This Butternut Squash Chickpea Curry is a comforting warm dish! It's a quick healthy vegetarian meal that only takes about 30 minutes! This curry has so many health benefits, from the squash, vegetables, turmeric, chickpeas, and coconut milk! The recipe is immune-boosting and so tasty!
4.88 from 8 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 5
Calories 210 kcal


  • Cutting board
  • Chef's knife
  • Large pot with lid
  • Wooden cooking spoon
  • Measuring cups and spoons


  • 1 Large Butternut squash about 6 cups peeled, seeded, and diced
  • 1/2 Tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 Large Onion diced
  • 1 Small Roma tomato diced
  • 1 Small Jalapeño pepper seeded and diced
  • 6 Cloves Garlic minced
  • 2 Tbsps Curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Fine sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp Tumeric
  • 1/8 tsp Cayenne pepper optional
  • 1/4 tsp Ground ginger
  • 1/2 Cup Canned chickpeas
  • 1 Tbsp Tomato paste
  • 5 oz Canned coconut milk
  • 1 Cup Vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh cilantro leaves


  • Heat oil in a large saucepan on medium-high. Add onion, garlic, pepper, tomato and the butternut squash.
  • Cook until the vegetables are tender, about 15 minutes.
  • Stir in the curry powder, paprika, salt, turmeric, cayenne pepper, and ginger. Cook for 1 minute.
  • Stir in chickpeas, coconut milk, vegetable broth, and tomato paste.
  • Bring to boil, cover with a lid, and reduce to a simmer on low heat.
  • Cook for 10 minutes until squash cubes are completely tender.
  • Garnish with cilantro.
  • Served with white or brown rice if desired.


  • Store the leftovers in a container in the fridge for 4-5 days.
  • Meal-Prep this recipe by combining 1/2 cup of white or brown rice in lunch containers for the week.
  • If you serve this dish with 1/2 cup serving of rice the K-calories will be 360 per serving.
Keyword Butternut Squash, Butternut Squash Curry, Chickpea Curry, Chickpeas, Curry, Meal-Prep