Vegan Chickpea Curry (Jamaican-Style)

Vegan Chickpea Curry (Jamaican-Style)

Delicious and flavorful Vegan Chickpea Curry (Jamaican-Style), full of bold flavors like thyme, Scotch Bonnet pepper, and allspice berries in creamy coconut milk. On days that I’m busy, I love to make this delicious dish, since it usually takes me around 30 minutes to prepare.

Vegan Chickpea Curry (Jamaican-Style)

Vegan Chickpea Curry (Jamaican-Style) Ingredients

This Vegan Chickpea Curry Recipe is basically made Jamaican-Style using ingredients like thyme, allspice thyme, and Scotch bonnet pepper. I used the herbs and flavors that remind me of my childhood. Here are some Jamaican curry powder brands you can try out,  BETAPAC, Grace and Blue Mountain. Chief curry powder is an excellent brand from the island of Trinidad.

Homemade Curry Powder Recipe

  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom

Add the above ingredients in place of store-bought curry powder.

Here are more delicious recipes containing curry: Jamaican Spicy Curry PotatoesButternut Squash Coconut Curry and my Curry Quinoa with Broccoli.

Vegan Chickpea Curry (Jamaican-Style)

Jamaican History Of Curry

Curry dishes are an important part of Jamaican cuisine and culture. Indians brought their cuisine with them to Jamaica over 170 years ago.

It started when over 36, 000 indentured workers arrived in Jamaica between 1845 and 1911 to work on sugar plantations, after the abolition of slavery. Naturally, they brought their traditions with them including their cuisine.

Many of the dishes have been modified based on the local herbs, spices that were used. For instance, thyme is the herb of choice used more often than cilantro. Coconut milk is added instead of yogurt to add a creaminess.

Vegan Chickpea Curry (Jamaican-Style)

Vegan Chickpea Curry  Health Benefits

Chickpeas are healthy for you because they contain lots of protein, fiber, and manganese, along with antioxidants that help with weight loss and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. I like to use turmeric because of its health benefits also.

Studies have shown that turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties, is a natural painkiller, slows the progression of cancer, aids in weight management, and has great healing properties. Cardamom, coriander, and cumin detoxify the body, and aids in digestion. Read more health benefits here.

Other Delicious Chickpea Recipes:

Vegan Chickpea Curry

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Per portion
253 kcal / 1058 kJ
8 g
11 g
34 g


For: 8 servings
15 min
20 min
Ready in:
35 min


  1. Heat oil in a large pot on medium. Add onions and cook until soft, about 2-3 minutes.

  2. Stir in garlic, ginger, spring onion and cook for another minute.

  3. Add curry powder, paprika, and thyme. Cook stirring until fragrant, about 2 minutes.

  4. Add tomatoes, carrot, chickpeas and stir to coat.

  5. Add coconut milk, water, allspice berries. Bring to boil and reduce to simmer for 10-15 minutes or until desired thickness is reached (I like to use the back of a fork and mash some of the chickpeas)

  6. Season with salt and pepper.

  7. Delicious served with quinoa, rice or gluten-free flat bread


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  1. Ketah Doty
    March 4, 2018

    Can I use Allspice powder in exchange for the berries? If so, how much do you suggest?

    • Michelle Blackwood
      March 4, 2018

      1/4 teaspoon allspice is fine Ketah, hope you enjoy!

  2. Andrea
    January 22, 2018


    A great warm dinner idea in this cold!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      January 22, 2018

      Thank you Andrea!

  3. Candace
    November 13, 2017

    Thanks again for the great recipes. Most of them cal for coconut milk but there are many varieties. Can you be more specific? Sweetened or unsweetened? Canned or carton? I’m working with the calories you hav posted but know mine will be off if I’m not using the correct ingredients.
    Many thanks!