Curried Garbanzos

A distinctive vegetable curry with onion, tomatoes and cooked garbanzo beans.

Author:Inspired by Sunset Complete Vegetarian Cookbook, pg.81
Yield:4 to 6 servings
Prep time: 00:20
Cook time: 00:40
Category:Main Courses


3 tbsp. vegetable oil
1 large onion, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
1 tbsp. fresh ginger, minced
1 large tomato, chopped
1 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. ground coriander
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp. ground turmeric
2 cans garbanzo beans (1 lb each), drained and rinsed
3/4 cups water
2 large limes
1/4 cups fresh cilantro, chopped


  1. Heat oil in a wide frying pan over medium heat. Add onion, garlic and ginger. Cook, stirring often, until onion is lightly browned (8 to 10 minutes).
  2. Add tomato and cook, stirring, until almost all liquid has evaporated (about 3 minutes).
  3. Mix in cumin, coriander, cayenne pepper and turmeric. Reduce heat to low and coor, stirring, until spices become aromatic (3 to 5 minutes).
  4. Stir in garbanzos and water. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, until mixture thickens (about 20 minutes).
  5. Meanwhile, squeeze juice from half a lime. Cut remaining limes into wedges.
  6. Stir lime juice into garbanzo mixture.
  7. Sprinkle with cilantro.


Nutrition Facts

4 to 6 servings per recipe

Serving size 1 serving

Amount per serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 283mg12%
Total Carbohydrate 41g14%
Dietary Fiber
Total Sugars
Includes Added Sugars
Protein 12g

The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrition in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.