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Easy Chickpea Korma

RECIPE: Easy Chickpea Korma

Looking for a delicious meal to warm your tummy on a cold night AND keep your blood sugar stable? Look no further! My Easy Chickpea Korma gets on the table in less than 30 minutes and everyone will be coming back for seconds!


Many years ago I had Korma at an Indian restaurant and I was instantly in love! (not with the waiter...with the Korma!).

So after my Korma meal, I did as I always do when I eat something I like in a restaurant: I quickly rushed home to figure out how to make it myself.

Korma tastes so smooth and it's NOT spicy or hot tasting. After eating Korma you feel all warm inside as the spices in the curry mellow you out. Groovy man!

Chick Peas

My Easy Chickpea Korma goes great with whole-grain brown rice and veggies like cooked carrots.

And don’t be scared of eating the brown rice – the chickpeas in my Easy Chickpea Korma will slow down the digestion of the brown  rice!

PLUS whole grains like brown rice are linked to Diabetes Prevention...so you need to be eating fibery whole grains every day.

"The study found bean and rice meals produce a weaker blood sugar response in comparison to rice alone. All bean and rice meals in the study reduced the average 2-hour after-meal glucose below 140 mg/dl."

Bean and rice meals reduce postprandial glycemic response in adults with type 2 diabetes: a cross-over study. Nutr J. 2012; 11: 23. doi: 10.1186/1475-2891-11-23

So let's start enjoying some Easy Chickpea Korma!

Recipe: Easy Chickpea Korma

  • 3 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 TBSP olive oil
  • 1 can diced tomatoes (juice drained off,  it's VERY IMPORTANT)
  • 3 cups cooked chick peas
  • 2 TBSP curry powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1 can light coconut milk
  • 1/2 to 3/4 tsp salt* (add after tasting)

Trying to eat healthy all on your own is too darn hard.

In the Healthy U Group we encourage each other to eat better...


  • Chop the onion and garlic and lightly fry in the olive oil.
  • Drain the tomatoes (freeze/save the juice for soup or a sauce). This step is CRITICAL or your Korma will taste watery.
  • Add the curry powder and the strained tomatoes to the fried garlic.
  • Stir and let simmer for a minute or so and then add the chick peas and coconut milk.
  • Stir and let simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Use a potato masher to mash some of the chickpeas – instant gravy!
  • *Only add salt after you taste! The salt from your canned beans/tomatoes might be enough. If not, add salt 1/2 tsp at a time, tasting to check.

Serving Suggestions:

Serve your Easy Chickpea Korma with brown rice.

My Easy Chickpea Korma goes great with:

  • Cauliflower (steam your cauliflower and add to your Korma just before serving)  
  • Carrots
  • Sweet Potatoes (The orange ones or Hannah)
  • Flax Bread

How Much Brown Rice Can I Have?

Don’t be scared of eating brown rice!

Brown rice is full of the fiber and nutrients you need to reverse your Prediabetes! AND the fiber in the chickpeas will slow down the digestion of the rice so your blood sugar is more stable.

1/2 cup brown rice is a suitable serving for ladies with Prediabetes and Insulin Resistance. 

Women who averaged two to three servings of whole grains a day were 30 percent less likely to have developed Type 2 Diabetes than those who rarely ate whole grains.

Whole Grain, Bran, And Germ Intake And Risk Of Type 2 Diabetes: A Prospective Cohort Study And Systematic Review. PLoS Med. 2007 Aug;4(8):e261.

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About the Author Joan Pasay

As a Nutrition & Lifestyle Therapist I felt compelled to start Power In The Group. Why? To guide and support women like you with Prediabetes or Insulin Resistance so you can regain and nourish your health...without all the confusion. Together we can enjoy the richest quality of life for ourselves, with our families, and within our society...wanna come along?

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