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Chickpea curry camping recipe

Chickpea Curry with Naan Breads Recipe

Rich, powerful flavours served on a bed of fluffy rice, what could be better?

Turn the heat up on your next camping trip with this Indian inspired chickpea curry recipe, tried and tested at the campsite.

Simplify this dish by using premixed spices and preparing your veg and naan dough at home, ready to cook when you are.

Check out the full recipe below:

Chickpea Curry with Naan Breads

Recipe by Sea to SummitCourse: DinnerCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Intermediate


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  • 1 white onion

  • 3 garlic cloves

  • ½ aubergine

  • Fresh ginger

  • Tomato puree

  • Coconut milk

  • Tomato passata

  • Tin of chickpeas (drained)

  • 2 tsp garam masala

  • 1 tsp cumin

  • 1 tsp fenugreek

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

  • 1 tsp turmeric

  • 1 tsp black pepper

  • 1tsp sugar

  • Basmati rice

  • Vegetable stock

  • For naan bread
  • 200ml soy yoghurt (plain or coconut)

  • 200g plain flour

  • Salt

  • Nigella seeds

  • For garnish
  • Fresh red chilli

  • Fresh coriander


  • Chickpea Curry
  • Toast 1 tsp of cumin, fenugreek, and cinnamon in a dry pan
  • Grind the toasted spices in a pestle and mortar and combine with the remaining spices
  • Dice the onion and finely chop the garlic and ginger
  • Cut the aubergine into cubes
  • Into an oiled pan, add the onion and cook until translucent
  • Add the spice mix, the garlic and the aubergine and stir
  • Add passata, coconut milk and chickpeas (drained) camping recipe for chickpea curry with naan bread
  • Add 1 tbsp of tomato puree
  • Simmer on medium heat for 10 minutes
  • Rice
  • Add washed Basmati rice to a pot and top with hot vegetable stock 2:1
  • Bring to a high simmer for 5 minutes Camping recipe: chickpea curry
  • Naan Bread
  • Create a dough using the naan ingredients
  • Separate into small balls
  • Using floured hands, shape the dough into flatbreads Rolling the dough out to create naan bread
  • Add the naan bread to a dry pan on medium heat
  • Cook until bubbles appear, flip and repeat

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