If you’re a fan of chickpeas or looking for delicious ways to incorporate them into your daily meals, look no further! We’ve rounded up 24 of the best Indian chickpea recipes to satisfy your cravings and keep you coming back for more.

Chickpeas, or garbanzo beans, are a popular ingredient in Indian cuisine and a staple in many vegetarian and vegan diets. They are popularly called chole or chana in Hindi.

Chickpeas are packed with protein, fiber, and nutrients, making them a healthy and filling addition to any meal. So get ready to discover new flavors with a variety of Indian chickpea recipes.

Chana Masala

Instant Pot Chana Masala. Chole. Chickpeas
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Chana Masala is a favorite Indian chickpea curry. A healthy protein-rich vegan and gluten-free chickpea recipe. This one-pot recipe for the authentic Chana Masala can be made in the Instant Pot or stovetop.

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Chickpea Salad

easy chickpea salad in a bowl

This Chickpea Salad is a healthy, vegan, protein-rich salad that is easy to assemble in 10 minutes. Chickpeas are combined with fresh veggies flavored with Indian spices and a tangy lemon dressing. It’s perfect for a snack or a quick lunch!

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Chana Saag

spinach chickpea curry along with rice in a pretty bowl

This Spinach Chickpea Curry, also known as Chana Saag, is a healthy vegan and gluten-free curry. This easy one-pot curry is made with chickpeas and spinach in a sauce of onions, tomatoes, ginger, garlic, and aromatic spices.

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Coconut Chickpea Curry

Coconut chickpea curry in a bowl garnished with cilantro

This Coconut Chickpea Curry is a creamy vegan curry, perfect for those busy weekdays. Made with staple pantry ingredients, this one-pot meal will make up for a perfect, wholesome meal.

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Chana Pulao

Chana Pulao with curd and Cilantro leaves

Chana Pulao is a simple, flavorful one-pot chickpea and rice dish. It can be made in the Instant Pot or on the stovetop and requires just 10 minutes of prep time.

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Pindi Chole

Instant Pot Pindi Chole with onion rings and chili
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Pindi Chole, also called Amritsari Pindi Chole Masala, is a popular Indian street food made with boiled chickpeas, onions, and spicy-n-tangy spices. As a bonus, this dish is entirely vegan, packed with plant-based protein, and freezer-friendly! 

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Chickpea Stew

braised indian chickpea stew in bowl with yogurt
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This Indian-inspired chickpea stew features lots of warming spices, chickpeas, cabbage, and carrots. Everything gets braised in the oven and the result is a rich and hearty yet wholesome stew that will satisfy the heartiest of appetites.

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Curried Chickpea Sandwich

a side view of a vegan curried egg salad sandwich on a chopping board
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Make this Curried Chickpea Salad sandwich when it is too hot to make chickpea curry in summer. It is refreshing, spicy, and delicious. You can make it gluten-free with lettuce wraps or tacos.

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Chickpea Sweet Potatoes

three sweet potatoes stuffed with tandoori chickpeas
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This recipe for Tandoori Chickpea Stuffed Sweet Potatoes is a delicious and healthy vegetarian meal. The combination of spicy tandoori chickpeas and sweet roasted sweet potatoes perfectly balances flavors and makes for a filling and satisfying dish.

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Chickpea Cutlet

TVP tikkis served in a platter
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The vegan and gluten-free chickpea patty is a veggie cutlet recipe made with chickpeas, teff grains, and TVP granules. Serve these delicious patties as appetizers or snacks, or use them as stuffing for burgers and sandwiches!

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Aloo Chana Chaat Cups

close up shot of aloo chana chaat placed in black slate board with sev on the side
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Phyllo aloo chana chaat cups – a vegan version of the popular Indian street food Katori chaat! Spicy and tangy chickpeas and potato mix filled inside the phyllo shells or cups.

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Chana Sundal

close up view of a bowl of chickpea sundal
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Sundal is a delicious South Indian chickpea salad made mainly during Navratri. This sundal recipe is protein-rich, vegan, and gluten-free. Make it in just 15 minutes.

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Butter Chickpeas

Slow Cooker Butter Chickpeas in a bowl with Naan
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Slow Cooker Butter Chickpeas and Tofu is a chickpea curry packed with protein, vegan and gluten-free. A healthier take on the favorite Indian dish, Butter Chicken but made with chickpeas.

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Mango Chickpea Kachumber Salad

Mango Chickpea Kachumber Salad in a white serving bowl
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Refreshing and delicious Mango Chickpea Kachumber Salad flavored with lime juice and chat masala. This salad is absolutely refreshing and so good for you. 

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Zucchini Chickpea Curry

zucchini and chickpea curry served in a brow color bowl and a blue napkin placed in the background
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This Zucchini Chickpea Curry is a simple, flavorful vegan dish perfect for a quick weeknight dinner. The combination of tender zucchini and hearty chickpeas in a fragrant curry sauce is a comforting and satisfying meal packed with protein and fiber. Hearty, vegan, gluten-free, and gets done in 30 minutes!

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Chickpea Tikka Masala

chickpea tikka masala in a bowl garnished with cilantro and napkin on the side.
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Chickpea tikka masala is a vegetarian version of the classic Indian dish. It’s incredibly flavorful with the masala-coated, oven-roasted chickpeas added to a vibrant, spicy onion-tomato gravy.

This satisfying dish is packed with plant-based protein and nutrients.

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Potato Chickpea Curry

chana aloo served in 2 white bowls and topped with sliced onion and lime wedge
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Easy Chickpea and Potato curry, which gets done in 30 minutes. This Chana Aloo is best enjoyed over white rice with some red onions.

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Air Fryer Masala Chickpeas

A white bowl with spicy roasted chickpeas on a black towel.
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Crispy air-fryer roasted chickpeas take your healthy snacking to a whole new level. This crunchy and spicy chickpea recipe can be made with six ingredients in under 30 minutes for a naturally gluten-free and vegan snack!

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Cauliflower Chickpea Coconut Curry

Cauliflower Chickpea Coconut Curry straight from the stove to the table in a cast iron skillet with a spoon
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This is a classic coconut curry with tender cauliflower and soft chickpeas made in one pot. That sauce is super delicious, and you’ll love how easy it is to make.

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Chana Kathi Roll

three wraps rolled in parchment paper and tied with thread stacked together with a bowl of chutney and pickled onions on the side
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These Chana Kathi Rolls have spiced chickpeas wrapped in a flaky paratha with mint cilantro chutney and pickled onions. It’s flavorful, quick, and easy and makes a great vegetarian meal.

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Chickpea Stew

a small kadhai filled with Shahjahani Dal and a spoon in it
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Shahjahani Dal is a unique recipe from Mughlai cuisine. This delicious Indian vegan stew is made with chickpeas and coconut milk. It’s indulgent and comforting! You can make it in the Instant Pot or stovetop in 30 minutes.

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Chickpea Quinoa

Instant Pot Curried Sweet Potato Chickpea Quinoa in a black bowl and a half cut lemon on the side
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Curried Sweet Potato Chickpea Quinoa is a healthy, wholesome vegan meal. It is easy to put together this vegan and gluten-free dish. Eat it for lunch/dinner, or pack it for your lunch box.

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Chana Tendli

A child holding a bowl of chana tendli
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Kadle Manoli is a vegetarian side dish from Mangalore that combines white or brown chana (chickpeas) and tindora (ivy gourd) and is finished with grated coconut mixed with spicy masala. The result is a simple yet flavorful dish that will delight your senses.

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Chickpea Korma

A white plate with white rice and chickpeas in a creamy orange sauce sprinkled freshly chopped cilantro. A spoon is placed inside. Naan bread and a bowl of rice are next to it.
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If you’re looking for a quick and flavorful dinner option, this 25-minute chickpea korma recipe is the way to go!

This dish is loaded with protein and flavor thanks to chickpeas, coconut cream, and spices. Its creamy and aromatic sauce can be customized to your liking, making it a versatile recipe that appeals to everyone.

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35 Indian Potato Recipes That Will Make You Want to Eat Potatoes Every Day!

Spicy Bombay Potatoes Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

If you’re a fan of potatoes or looking for new ways to cook with them, you have come to the right place. Here you will find 35 of the best Indian potato recipes that are sure to make you fall in love with potatoes all over again!

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21 Flavorful Indian Spinach Recipes That Will Make You Fall in Love with Greens

Saag Aloo made in the instant pot served in a earthen bowl with the tempering in the back and naan on the side.

If you want to add more greens to your diet, spinach is an excellent choice! And there is no better way to enjoy this nutritious vegetable than with these 21 Indian spinach recipes.

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13 Sweet and Savory Indian Sweet Potato Recipes You Need to Try Today

Sweet potato chaat in a paper bowl
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From comforting sweet potato curry to spicy potato tikki and sweet desserts, these 13 Indian Sweet Potato Recipes are the best you will find!

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About Meeta

I strongly believe that each one of us has a chef inside us, we just need to explore the ingredients and create great food. My passion is to share easy, healthy, and wholesome recipes made using Instant Pot & Air Fryer, that are well tested, so you can cook with confidence.

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