Instant Pot Chickpea Curry

Chickpea curry with kale, okra, corn, bell peppers and spices in brown bowl

This Instant Pot Chickpea Curry is an amazing recipe passed on generations. The chickpeas curry is a vegan-friendly dish, but just because it is vegan do not think it is not flavorful.  This chickpeas curry is an outstanding dish and truly comforting food!

Chickpea curry with kale, okra, corn, bell peppers and spices in brown bowl

Why is this the best chickpea curry?

It is ready in no time, and it is bursting in flavors. This curry is ready in 20 minutes and is perfect for busy days when you need something nourishing.

In addition, this plant-based curry is loaded with plant protein and it is a win if you are looking for a filing and a healthy dinner.

Can I use frozen kale?

As always, fresh would be better but frozen kale would work as well.

For this recipe, I used frozen kale as that is what I had in my fridge. You can use a cup of freshly sliced kale as well.

Can I use frozen okra?

Yes. Just like this Instant Pot Stuffed Okra recipe, feel free to use fresh or frozen okra.

What can you use instead of kale?

If you don't have kale feel free to use beet greens or a cup of spinach.  They both will perfectly complement the chickpeas.

Is the curry spicy?

This is a mild curry and you will love its flavor. Onion, garlic, and curry powder make an aromatic base for the curry. The tomatoes perfectly complement these spices, while the lime juice at the end gives a kick of freshness.

How to make is spicy?

You can make this Instant Pot Chickpea Curry recipe spicy by using a spicy curry paste.

Can I add chicken?

Yes, but then it won't be vegan. You can make Instant Pot Japanese Curry as well.

How to make chickpeas curry

Start by gathering your ingredients.

In Instant pot on Saute, cook bell peppers, with onion and garlic powder for 2 minutes.

Add curry powder and cook for 30 seconds.

Add the rest of the ingredients, except the lime juice.

Lock the lid and select Manual. Cook on High pressure for 5 minutes. Once the cooking cycle is done, perform a natural pressure release.

Add lime juice and adjust seasonings.

Serve curry warm.

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An incredibly flavorful vegetarian curry for weeknight dinners!
5 from 7 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: green bell pepper, Vegan Chickpea Curry, White Chickpeas
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: Corrie


  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 cup mixed bell peppers diced
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 2 cans chickpeas
  • 1 can tomatoes diced
  • 1 cup frozen corns
  • 1 cup okra sliced
  • 1 cup frozen kale
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon salt and pepper to taste
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoon cilanro for garnish


  • Turn on the Instant Pot, select sauté and add the olive oil.
  • Add bell peppers, garlic, and onion powder and saute for 2 minutes.
  • Add curry powder and stir for 30 seconds.
  • Add chickpeas, tomato and its juice, okra, kale, broth, corn and maple syrup and stir well.
  • Close the lid and cook on high pressure for 5 minutes.
  • When cooking time ends, wait for a natural pressure release.
  • Open the lid and add lime juice, salt and pepper.
  • Serve and enjoy.


Calories: 64kcal Carbohydrates: 5g Protein: 1g Fat: 5g Saturated Fat: 1g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 3g Sodium: 547mg Potassium: 81mg Fiber: 1g Sugar: 3g Vitamin A: 214IU Vitamin C: 4mg Calcium: 24mg Iron: 1mg
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