Madras Chickpea Curry (slow cooker)




10 min


2 hours

Our Chickpea Curry is quick, easy and loaded with flavour—chili, garlic and 11 punchy spices from our Madras Curry Paste. There really is nothing more satisfying than this warming dish!


Madras Spice Paste


  • 2 tbsp oil
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 tsp garlic puree
  • 1 jar Patak’s® Madras Spice Paste
  • ½ green chili, finely chopped (optional)
  • ½ tsp cumin powder
  • 1 ¼ cup tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 can (540 ml) cooked chickpeas
  • Salt, to taste
  • ½ lemon, juice of
  • Fresh coriander, chopped and divided (garnish)


  1. Heat the oil in a pan and add the cumin seeds. When they begin to sizzle, add the onions and fry on medium heat for 3 to 5 min.
  2. Add the garlic puree, Patak’s® Madras Spice Paste, green chili (if using) and cumin powder and cook for 2 to 3 min.
  3. Stir in the tomatoes and cook for 5 to 8 min.
  4. Add the chickpeas and cook for another 5 min.
  5. Adjust the seasoning. Stir in the lemon juice and some of the coriander, reserving a little for garnish.

Slow cooker method

  1. Heat the oil in a pan and sauté the onions until light golden brown (about 3 to 4 min).
  2. Add the Patak’s® Madras Spice Paste and sauté for 1 min.
  3. Add the tomatoes and cook for 1 min.
  4. Add the chickpeas and mix well.
  5. Transfer to the slow cooker and cook on high for 1½ to 2 hours.
  6. Garnish with coriander and serve with warm naan bread.

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