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Chickpea Apple Curry


In this vegetarian curry, the sweet-tart flavor of Granny Smiths plays of the ginger and spices. Serve with cucumber-yogurt salad.

  • Servings: 6

Photography: Richard Gerhard Jung

Source: Martha Stewart Living, October 2001


  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 recipe Curry Powder
  • 1 large onion, cut into 1/4-inch-wide slivers
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated ginger
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro, plus more for garnish
  • One 28-ounce can whole tomatoes
  • 2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • Two 15 1/2-ounce cans chickpeas, rinsed, drained
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 cup plain nonfat yogurt


  1. Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-low heat. Add curry powder; cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add onion, ginger, and garlic; cook until onion starts to soften and is well coated with curry mixture, 2 to 3 minutes. Add cilantro, tomatoes, apples, and chickpeas. Cover; simmer until apples are tender, 30 to 40 minutes. Uncover; simmer until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in lemon juice. Just before serving, stir in yogurt.

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  • pcayce
    13 OCT, 2014
    Made it last night with 2 tbsp of regular curry powder and added shrimp in the last five minutes. Incredible. Not too hot, not no mild.
  • JennVincent
    21 OCT, 2012
    This is a nice recipe but I used 1% yogurt and I would never do that again. It's too nice a recipe to water it down with thin yogurt which breaks down quickly. If I make this in the future, I will use 2% Greek yogurt instead. I think it will hold up better and make the dish a little bit creamy. I served this dish with yogurt and spice-rubbed salmon:
  • CarmelinaCAN
    2 JAN, 2010
    I will try adding curry to this. I found it quite mild....
  • My_AZ
    25 MAY, 2009
    Excellent vegetarian dinner! I used a bottle of Yellow Curry sauce, and added sliced mushrooms and some boiled potatoes. Mmmmm.... can't wait for the leftowvers tomorrow!
  • kimkim
    17 JAN, 2008
    Takes some time to prepare all the ingredients but the end result is worth it. It is really delicious.