30-Minute Green Chickpea Curry With Couscous

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20 min 35 min 6
30-Minute Green Chickpea Curry With Couscous
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1 tbsp Coconut oil
4 clove(s) Garlic (minced)
2 tbsp minced Ginger root
1/2 cup chopped Carrots
1/4 medium Yellow onion (diced)
3 1/2 tbsp Green curry paste
1 can (15oz) Chickpeas, canned, drained (rinsed and drained)
2 1/2 cup Coconut milk
1 cup Vegetable stock/broth
4 tbsp Coconut sugar (or maple syrup)
1 tsp Lime peel (zest) (or 1 lime leaf)
3/4 cup Couscous, dry
1/4 tsp Sea salt
1 tbsp Cornstarch (for pan fried tofu)
1/4 tsp Black pepper (for pan fried tofu)
1/4 tsp Salt (for pan fried tofu)
1 cup Tofu, regular, extra firm (pressed dry then cubed)
1 tbsp Coconut oil (for pan fried tofu)
1 whole lime(s) Lime juice (fresh) (to adjust seasoning and to garnish)
Fresh chopped herbs, sriracha, bean sprouts, shaved brussel sprouts, coconut sugar (optional toppings)


Heat a pot, large saucepan or deep skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add coconut oil, garlic, ginger, carrot and onion.

Cook, stirring frequently, for 3-4 minutes or until the onion is translucent. Add curry paste and stir to coat. Cook for 1 minute. Add chickpeas and stir to coat once more. Cook for 3-4 minutes.

Add coconut milk, vegetable broth, coconut sugar (or maple syrup), lime zest (or leaf), and stir to combine. Bring mixture to a simmer over medium-high heat.

Once simmering, add couscous, stir and reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes.


Meanwhile, prepare the tofu. Combine cornstarch with salt and pepper. Toss tofu into this mixture to coat. Heat a skillet over medium heat and add coconut oil until hot. Pan fry tofu cubes for 4-5 minutes on each side, or until light golden brown. Set aside.

Taste curry and adjust seasonings as needed, adding fresh lime juice for tang, maple syrup or coconut sugar for added sweetness, and salt for depth of flavour.

Then turn off the heat and let rest for at least 10 minutes before serving. This will allow the flavour to permeate the chickpeas and couscous even more.

Serve with fresh lime juice, fresh herbs, sriracha, bean sprouts, shredded brussels sprouts, and/or just a sprinkle more coconut sugar, as desired. 


Advanced Preparation

1 - 1 days prior [optional], Tofu, regular, extra firm 1 cup

Set tofu on a paper towel lined plate, top with another paper towel and another plate and press down. Leave to drain it the fridge up to overnight. Remove from plates and discard paper towels. Pat dry with fresh paper towels and cut into cubes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 547
Calories from fat 278
Calories from saturated fat 215
Total Fat 31 g
Saturated Fat 23.8 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.6 g
Monounsaturated Fat 3.8 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 730 mg
Potassium 459 mg
Total Carbohydrate 51 g
Dietary Fiber 6.8 g
Sugars 12.8 g
Protein 16.4 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Grain 0.7
Meat Alternative 0.7
Vegetables 0.8

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