Creamy Meyer Lemon Chickpea Curry

Creamy Meyer Lemon Chickpea Curry

This creamy chickpea curry is the perfect comfort food, especially in cooler weather. It blends the traditional spices of a good curry with the fragrance and tang of Limoneira® Meyer lemon, with rich chick peas as the base. Add steamed rice, and it’s a complete meal.
Course Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine Indian


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger minced
  • 2 Limoneira® Meyer lemons zest & juice
  • 1 teaspoon sweet curry powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 cup coconut milk full fat
  • 1 can chickpeas drained & rinsed
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped


  • In a large skillet, heat the oil, and saute the onions for about 2 minutes.
  • Add the garlic, ginger, and lemon zest, and continue to cook for another 2 or 3 minutes, until fragrant.
  • Stir in the curry powder, coriander, and turmeric, and let the flavors blend for another minutes.
  • Add the lemon juice, honey, and tomato paste.
  • Next, stir in the vegetable broth and coconut milk.
  • Let the sauce cook for another 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add the chickpeas to the sauce, and stir together.
  • Let the chickpeas cook for 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Just before serving, add the chopped cilantro.
Keyword Lemons, Meyer lemons
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