Creamiest Coconut Chickpeas with Rice
on Mar 03, 2022, Updated Mar 13, 2023
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Creamiest coconut chickpeas with rice. These healthy creamy chickpeas have been on my page for 6+ years. Recipes like this one are very common in Indian cuisine (and other parts of Asia) so this is my fun NON traditional take on Chana Masala. You can absolutely season to taste and season with your heart with anything you desire so feel free to add as much or as little seasoning as you wish. If you make this dish, please let me know what it’s called in your culture and how you like to make it as well. This dish is something I go to time and time again and I hope you give it a try because it’s outstanding. It makes the perfect lunch or dinner and it can be stored in the fridge up to 3 days. It reheats beautifully so you are more than welcome to take it for work. If you do not want rice on the side you can absolutely enjoy it with NAAN or pita of choice or even on top of cauliflower rice as a low-carb option. This dish is so incredibly easy and it will blow you away.
- 2 cups of cooked jasmine rice , any rice you like
- 1 tablespoon avocado oil, or any
- 1 small finely diced onion
- 3 minced garlic cloves
- 1.5 cups cooked chickpeas, I used one 14oz can organic drained chickpeas
- ⅓ cup tomato sauce
- 3-4 tablespoons of the cream that sits on top of a can of coconut milk
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2-1 teaspoon turmeric powder, measure with your heart
- 1 cup finely chopped spinach is optional, or any greens
- parsley or cilantro for garnish is also optional
- In a pan on medium-high heat start by sautéing the onion until translucent. This should take 1 to 2 minutes. Add the garlic and sauté for another 30 seconds. You do not want anything to burn.
- Add the chickpeas, tomato sauce, the cream that sits on top of a can of coconut milk and stir. Add the spices to taste and stir again. You are more than welcome to add the salt pepper and turmeric before you add the wet ingredients but in terms of taste it doesn’t make a difference to me in this dish.
- Optionally add some chopped spinach, give it a stir and take it off the heat. Garnish with parsley, cilantro, or even basil it’s totally up to you. Top it off on top of rice and enjoy.