Virtual Vegan Potluck: Curried potatoes and chickpeas

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This is my first time participating in the virtual vegan potluck.  I am so excited!  I hope you have enjoyed the recipes so far.  I have decided to share my go-to potluck recipe with you.  It  quick, easy and can be modified to fit almost any diet.  This dish is vegan and naturally gluten free.  You can try using other vegetables instead of potatoes or experiment with your favorite peas.  Chick peas with carrots

Coincidentally, there is a potluck at my church today.  Normally, I would not participate because my people tend to get offended when you say things like “Are you sure there’s no butter in there?” and “Did you add flour?” My mom likes to volunteer my cooking for such events.  She requested curried chickpeas with carrots.  You can see the yummy result on the right.

The recipe below is my favorite and a crowd pleaser.  Sometimes I play with the spices and add vegetables like carrots and broccoli.  I always end up with somethings that smells good and its super delicious.  No more mashed potatoes for me; not when I can have this super yummy, protein packed easy to make alternative.  I hope you enjoy.

(Serves 4 to 6)                                                        Ingredients: ingredients banner 4 large potatoes (peeled and cubed)curried potatoes ingredients
2 cups cooked chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
2 cloves garlic
1 tsp curry powder
2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp coriander
1/2 tsp thyme
2 tbsp parsley plus 1/2 tsp for garnish
1 tsp


  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan with crushed garlic, curry powder, coriander and half of the cayenne pepper until oil bubbles.
  2. Add potatoes and stir.
  3. Add 1/4 cup water and simmer on low heat stirring occasionally and adding water as needed.
  4. When the  potatoes are almost cooked add beans and remaining spices except pepper (save some parsley for the garnish).
  5. Add salt to taste and more cayenne pepper if you like it really spicy.
  6. Remove from heat, garnish with freshly chopped parsley.
  7. Enjoy!

Here it is my first dish for virtual vegan potluck! curried potatoes with chick peas curried potatoes Feel free to ask any questions that you may have.  Hope you enjoy the upcoming soups and the rest of the potluck! You can start at the beginning with appetizers here. go_bck-300x257go_forward-300x243

About Monetta

*200hr certified yoga teacher *owns and operates Sayana Yoga in St Lucia. *2015 St Lucia Chamber of Commerce Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award


  1. Looks really nice 🙂 Thank you for sharing 🙂

    1. You’re most welcomed

  2. I love your presentation with the avocado! So pretty!

    1. Thanks Poppy your food is always very pretty as well

      1. Thank you so much!

  3. Ha! A real potluck and a virtual one – cool! This looks like a perfect dish to bring. Thank you so much for joining the VVP!

    1. Thanks for having me.

  4. This sounds awesome. I love curries with potatoes or chickpeas, so it follows that I would extra love a curry with potatoes AND chickpeas. 🙂 It looks so lovely with all of the fresh herbs you used, too!

    1. The benefits of living in the tropics. You always use fresh herbs

  5. Oh, this looks yummy … and simple! Welcome to the VVP!

  6. This look so delicious! I love your version of recipes!

  7. Simple but perfect and autumnal.

    1. I love cooking simple yet satisfying meals

  8. I can see why your mom signs you up, looks delicious I can only imagine how it tastes!

  9. Oh I’m such a huge fan of curried chickpeas and this looks incredible!

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  11. I absolutely love chickpeas and potatoes, but have never cooked them at home. I’m so incredibly ready to try this recipe… it sounds and looks wonderful. Thanks so much!!!

    1. I hope you enjoy it. Let me know how it turns out.

  12. This looks delicious! I love garbanzo beans and you added all sorts of yummy spices. Thank you.

    1. Feel free to try it and add your own spices. Geram Masala would go really good or maybe chopped chili peppers

  13. Mmmm! I love all the flavours in this dish!

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  15. I love quick and easy dishes like this – a wonderful potluck addition!! 🙂

  16. Anything with curry and chickpeas is a winner in my book! Love this recipe, happy VVP!

  17. The words ‘curried’, ‘chickpeas’ and ‘potatoes’ all in the same sentence are heaven to me. Food heaven!

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