DANIEL FAST FRIENDLY VEGAN COCONUT CHICKPEA CURRY

One of my go-to recipes while fasting. Simple and sweet. I adapted it from a non-fasting recipe that we use found here: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/curried-coconut-chicken/.

The bell pepper and the carrots are optional – but add a nice sweetness to the dish, since sugar or sweetener is not fast-approved. Usually I’ll just use what I have in my cupboard, so sometimes if I don’t have tomato sauce I’ll just put in more canned tomatoes. Not as creamy, but just as yummy. Using fresh tomatoes is always a great alternative if you have time to roast before hand – for that I would suggest using the same process for the tomatoes, garlic and onions that I used for the Daniel Fast Friendly Vegan Roasted Fresh Tomato Soup that I posted the last week.

I love this recipe as it’s tasty, light, filling, enjoyed by the whole family (well maybe not my 8-yr old son) and makes great leftovers!

VEGAN COCONUT CHICKPEA CURRY

  • 1-2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1-2 tbsp organic curry powder (I use mild)
  • 1/2 onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 sweet bell pepper chopped and/or 1-2 carrots chopped (optional)
  • 1 can chickpeas
  • 1 can organic coconut milk
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can tomatoes (diced or whole – I usually buy whole and then dice them up)
  • 1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
    salt and pepper to taste
  1. Heat oil and curry powder in a large skillet over medium heat for a couple of minutes. Stir in onions and garlic (and the carrot and bell pepper if you are using them), and cook until onions are soft (roughly 5-10 mins). Add chickpeas, tossing lightly to coat with the curry and the oil.
  2. Stir in the coconut milk, tomatoes, and tomato sauce. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, approximately 30 to 40 minutes, or until bell pepper, carrots and chickpeas are soft [or to desired tenderness if you prefer al dente!].
  3. Salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Serve on top of rice. We use basmati rice for it’s flavour, but brown rice is another good option.
  5. Enjoy!

If you know of any good alternatives to add to the recipe, please comment below! I’m always looking for something new to try!

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