Chickpea & Jackfruit Curry


The stringy texture and mild flavor of canned jackfruit mimics chicken in this vegan curry recipe. Chickpeas add delicious crunch and protein for a satisfying meal. Serve over brown rice for an easy, healthy dinner.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
6 cups


  • 3 cloves garlic

  • 1 medium serrano pepper, cut into thirds

  • 1 2-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and coarsely chopped

  • 1 medium yellow onion, coarsely chopped

  • 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil

  • 2 tablespoons ghee

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground coriander

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric

  • 1 (15 ounce) can no-salt-added diced tomatoes

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas, rinsed

  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed

  • 1 (14 ounce) can young jackfruit, drained and patted dry

  • 1 ½ teaspoons garam masala

  • Chopped fresh cilantro, for garnish


  1. Pulse garlic, serrano and ginger in a mini food processor until minced. Scrape down the sides and add onion. Pulse until finely chopped but not watery.

  2. Heat oil and ghee in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion mixture and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 4 minutes. Add coriander, cumin and turmeric and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add tomatoes and salt. Reduce heat to maintain a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through, about 4 minutes. Stir in chickpeas, peas, jackfruit and garam masala. Bring to a simmer; cover and cook, stirring once or twice, until heated through, about 5 minutes. Serve sprinkled with cilantro.


Read more: What is Jackfruit & Should You Eat It?

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

311 Calories
16g Fat
34g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 311
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 12g 42%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 8g 16%
Total Fat 16g 20%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Cholesterol 19mg 6%
Vitamin A 1783IU 36%
Vitamin C 27mg 30%
Folate 90mcg 23%
Sodium 478mg 21%
Calcium 108mg 8%
Iron 3mg 17%
Magnesium 41mg 10%
Potassium 310mg 7%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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