Chickpea and Butternut Squash Curry

Chickpea and butternut squash curry is a delicious quick healthy curry. This simple vegan curry is not only minimum fuss to make but it costs less too. It’s perfect for mid week dinners or a weekend supper!

Chickpea and butternut squash curry is a delicious quick healthy curry. This simple vegan curry is not only minimum fuss to make but it costs less too. It's perfect for mid week dinners or a weekend supper!

Folks, how did your Christmas festivities go? Are you still eating turkey and did you make use of the leftover turkey recipes I published a couple of weeks ago? Or are you just tired of turkey and all the trimmings and want something completely different?

Perhaps you’re tired too of all the cooking? Standing over the stove or being hit with a blast of hot air in the face every time you open the oven door to check if the roast potatoes are ready yet? 😆

Well for those of you who want that break and something different I think I’ve got you well catered for here. How about this chickpea and butternut squash curry? This says “eat me because I’m incredibly healthy and delicious” and indeed it is! Check out why this chickpea and butternut squash curry is good for you further below.

Chickpea and butternut squash curry is a delicious quick healthy curry. This simple vegan curry is not only minimum fuss to make but it costs less too. It's perfect for mid week dinners or a weekend supper!

Really though, you will love this mouthwatering curry as it is so easy and quick to prepare. Just one hour and one pot with minimum washing up, that’s all this fresh and tasty medley of flavours takes to serve.

In fact you might be even quicker at preparing the ingredients than I’ve stated in the recipe. It’s just that its been commented that preparing the butternut squash seems to take me a little bit longer than normal folks. I think it’s because I like to make sure I carve out every bitesize chunk!

As you know, being from Scotland and particularly frugal, I’m so utterly determined that I don’t waste anything!

How long does it take you to carve up a butternut squash?

Chickpea and butternut squash curry is a delicious quick healthy curry. This simple vegan curry is not only minimum fuss to make but it costs less too. It's perfect for mid week dinners or a weekend supper!

Anyway, the butternut squash preparation and dicing the onion are the only things in this recipe that require any real effort. The rest of your effort will be opening a few tins and occasionally stirring the curry whilst it cooks. I even kept the spices as minimal as possible.

If you’ve any of this curry left over after making and eating it, it’s perfect for freezing. I’m seriously not too sure if you will have any left over though!

Enjoy this curry and let me know what you think in the comments below. 🙂

Chickpea and butternut squash curry is a delicious quick healthy curry. This simple vegan curry is not only minimum fuss to make but it costs less too. It's perfect for mid week dinners or a weekend supper!

You don’t need me to tell you that eating vegetables provides an amazing amount of health benefits do you? However, why specifically is this chickpea and butter nut squash curry good for you?

Why This Chickpea and Butternut Squash Curry Is Good For You

  • 99% of your Vitamin A daily requirements – helps maintain good vision, healthy skin and hair.
  • 86% of your Vitamin C daily requirements – fights infection.
  • A good source of Calcium – important for many body functions such as strong healthy bones.
  • A good source of Iron – makes red blood cells and carries oxygen around the body.

People who eat more fruit and vegetables are said to have a reduced risk of contracting chronic diseases. As part of a healthy diet vegetables provide many nutrients that are vital for our overall bodily health.

Chickpea and butternut squash curry is a delicious quick healthy curry. This simple vegan curry is not only minimum fuss to make but it costs less too. It's perfect for mid week dinners or a weekend supper!
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Chickpea and Butternut Squash Curry
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 
Chickpea and butternut squash curry is a delicious quick healthy curry. This simple vegan curry is not only minimum fuss to make but it costs less too. It's perfect for mid week dinners or a weekend supper!
Course: Dinner
Servings: 4
Calories: 507 kcal
Author: neil@neilshealthymeals.com
Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion finely diced
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • ½ tsp mild chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp garlic and ginger paste
  • 650 g butternut squash peeled de-seeded and cut into bitesize chunks
  • 400 g can chopped tomatoes
  • 400 g chickpeas rinsed and drained
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tbsp freshly chopped coriander
Instructions
  1. Heat the oil in a large pan and then gently sauté the onion for about 3 – 4 minutes until softened.
  2. Once the onion is softened stir in the cumin, coriander, chilli powder and garlic and ginger paste for about 30 seconds.
  3. Add the butternut squash and coat it in the ingredients in the pan. Cook for a couple of minutes.
  4. Add the tomatoes. Bring to the oil, then turn down, cover the pan and simmer for about 25 minutes stirring occasionally until the butternut squash has softened.
  5. Add the chickpeas and heat through for about 3 minutes.
  6. Season to taste and serve in bowls with the coriander scattered over.

Nutrition Facts
Chickpea and Butternut Squash Curry
Amount Per Serving
Calories 507 Calories from Fat 93
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.3g 16%
Saturated Fat 0.9g 5%
Monounsaturated Fat 4.1g
Sodium 157.2mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 87.2g 29%
Dietary Fiber 17.8g 71%
Sugars 16.9g
Protein 23.3g 47%
Vitamin A 99%
Vitamin C 86%
Calcium 18%
Iron 37%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Chickpea and butternut squash curry is a delicious quick healthy curry. This simple vegan curry is not only minimum fuss to make but it costs less too. It's perfect for mid week dinners or a weekend supper!

If you’re reading this after Christmas then give yourself a huge pat on the back for surviving!

They say that Christmas can be one of the most stressful times of the year. Maybe you were able to alleviate some of that stress by following my tips in the Turkey Chow Mein recipe? Or maybe you can keep those in mind for next year?

But its all behind us now and we’ll soon by focusing on our New Years resolutions and goals for next year.

To that effect, the next post which I’ll publish here will be on 1st January called how to plan and succeed at your 2018 goals. This is designed to help you plan your own 2018 goals. In it I’m sharing many of the daily planning activities that work for me when I’m working in my full time day job as an IT Project Manager. Plus I’ll let you know what my goals are for 2018 too.

I hope you can join me on 1st January for that post! I’d love to hear then what your goals for 2018 are too!

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Chickpea and butternut squash curry is a delicious quick healthy curry. This simple vegan curry is not only minimum fuss to make but it costs less too. It's perfect for mid week dinners or a weekend supper!

Comments

  1. Ben|Havocinthekitchen says:

    Answering your question, we’re still eating the turkey. Well, at least I don’t need to worry about my lunches 😉 I’m not a huge fan of curry, but from the versions I’ve tried, I love the vegetarian the most. So this hearty chickpea and butternut squash curry sounds perfect to me!

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Ha ha, we’re still eating the turkey too Ben.

      In fact last night I re-heated a few slices of turkey for Lynne and I and some leftover veg and roast potatoes. It was like having Christmas dinner all over again! 😆

  2. Not tired of cooking (tired of melting chocolate…yes…so much chocolate this year). Haha!
    And curries are perfect no matter! Always a feel good easy meal <3
    Merry Christmas and happy new year, Neil!

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Ah chocolate. You’ve put me in the mood for chocolate now Rebecca!

      But yes, I’d happily have a curry at any time too. A hearty one like this is perfect for whenever. 🙂

      Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you too! 😀

  3. Neil this sounds delicious – I love butternut squash but don’t love the idea of cutting it so recently I’ve resorted to buying pre-cut butternut squash at the grocery store – the frozen precut ones last forever and are quite budget friendly too – in fact I have a baggie in my fridge right now and so gotta give your curry a try.
    I look forward to your January goals post – in the mean time I wish you and Lady Lynne a wonderfully Happy New Year!

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Actually, I never thought Shashi! You’ve reminded me that I think I can get pre-cut butternut squash in my local supermarket. Thanks!

      I really must check out that option next time I do another recipe involving butternut squash because it would save so much time wouldn’t it?

      January goals post is written and coming on the 1st, I’m looking forward to sharing that. And likewise I do hope that you guys have a brilliant New Year too! 🙂

  4. This butternut squash seems so palatable, Neil. I’m so intrigued to give it a try! 🙂

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Delicious and refreshing for this time of year Agness. A change from all that Christmas festive fayre!

      Hope you are well and if you were celebrating the festive period at all, you have a great time! 🙂

  5. It’s nice to have something different and simple after all the indulgences of the holidays. This curry looks fabulous!

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Thanks Melissa! I am in absolute agreement with you there, that’s why I chose this time to publish this simple recipe just after the festive period.

      I need a break from all the festive food and I think others may do too, before we overindulge again for the New Year celebrations and then everything can get back to normal! 🙂

  6. We actually went a different direction for Christmas and made a tenderloin roast. I was a little skeptical about missing out on the turkey, but woah…that tenderloin roast was amazing! It’s now our new Christmas tradition. 🙂 But, yes, we survived the holidays…even if I don’t want to be back at work today. I’m thinking this curry sounds delicious, and it would be a great way to shake off the holiday rust. It’s been bitterly cold here lately (the high later this week is -1°F), and I’m thinking this curry needs to happen!
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      -1F = -18C. I just had to google that for the conversion to C! Wow! That’s a painful temperature. And here’s me complaining about -7.5C just two weeks ago! I shan’t complain about how cold our temperature is in future! Tenderloin roast sounds like an amazing choice for Christmas David, I’d be up for that. My sister in law cooks a lamb joint because she doesn’t like turkey so I’ve had that at Christmas before. But I’m not sure how the rest of my household might take the whole change from Turkey to something else. 😉

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