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Slow Cooker Chickpea Curry

Slow Cooker Chickpea Curry is a hearty and flavourful dish that is easy to make, without too many ingredients. The simplicity of this meal makes it a new regular in our house, it’s quick to put together and makes a tasty alternative for any non meat days.

slow cooker chickpea curry with rice on plate

All you need for the prep work are about five minutes of your time, plus the press of a button on the slow cooker! Everything simmers together until fragrant and dinner will be ready after 6 to 8 hours when cooking on the low setting.

What You Need

ingredients laid out for slow cooker chickpea curry

For the exact measurements, please scroll down to the recipe card at the bottom.

  • Slow cooker – I used our 6.5L model, but you can use a different size and adjust the quantities as required.
  • Onion and garlic cloves
  • Curry powder, salt and pepper
  • Chickpeas – I used tinned but you can use dried (more on that below)
  • Chopped tomatoes/passata
  • Sweet peppers
  • Potatoes – you can also use sweet potatoes or butternut squash
slow cooker chickpea curry

Tinned or Dried Chickpeas

I used tinned chickpeas for this recipe but you can also use dried chickpeas. To make 4 servings, I would use about 250g of dried chickpeas.

As the recipe is slow-cooked you don’t have to soak dried chickpeas overnight, but I would recommend cooking them on the low setting for about 8 hours. I would also add in some water, about 250ml. If the chickpeas are still a little crunchy after this time leave them for a little longer – not all slow cookers cook at the same speed. Also, if dried chickpeas are a little old they will take longer to cook.

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How To Make Slow Cooker Chickpea Curry

Once you have prepared the ingredients, it’s as simple as adding everything to the slow cooker. I like to give it all a stir together, then, pop the lid on the slow cooker and set it off on low for 6 to 8 hours.

ingredients for slow cooker chickpea curry mixed together

What To Serve With Chickpea Curry

This recipe is quite substantial in itself, but you can also add some steamed kale, spinach or broccoli to it, or serve it with some boiled rice or couscous.

Slow Cooker Chickpea Curry with rice on a plate

Can I Freeze Chickpea Curry?

If you have leftovers you can freeze slow cooker chickpea curry for up to 3 months. Just put it in an airtight container and put it in the freezer. Defrost and reheat all the way through before serving.

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I hope you enjoyed this slow cooker recipe – let me know in the comments how it went! If you want more recipes to make in your slow cooker you might be interested in;

slow cooker chickpea curry

Slow Cooker Chickpea Curry

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 10 minutes

Slow Cooker Chickpea Curry is a hearty and flavourful dish that is easy to make with not too many ingredients. The simplicity of this recipe makes it a new regular in our house.


  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 tbsp. curry powder
  • 2 x 400g chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 2 x 400g chopped tomatoes/passata
  • 2 sweet peppers, deseeded and sliced
  • 2 large potatoes*, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper


      1. Add all the ingredients to the slow cooker and stir together.
      2. Set off on low for 6 to 8 hours.
      3. Serve with rice and a green salad.


Substitute the potatoes with butternut squash or sweet potato if preferred.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 544Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 334mgCarbohydrates: 103gFiber: 24gSugar: 20gProtein: 25g

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Edna Keble

Friday 21st of July 2023

Thank you for the the chickpea curry recipe ,so delicious and so easy. My slow cooker is years old with just one heat setting however it was cooked to perfection after 6 hours . I also cooked the chicken casserole you sent a few weeks ago which was a great success

Liana Green

Sunday 24th of September 2023

That's great to hear, thanks for letting me know Edna!

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