Chickpea Zucchini Curry for $5.53

Want an easy, uniquely flavorful meal in less than 20 minutes? This Chickpea Zucchini Curry will become your new favorite go-to for a fun weeknight meal. Serve this dish over a bed of rice, a scoop of plain yogurt, and a garnish of cilantro. The total for this recipe came out to $5.53!

This recipe is part of our “Feed a Family for $5.55” series. The price of this recipe does not include items from our list of pantry basics.

Chickpea Zucchini Curry

Prep. Time: 10 Minutes

Cook Time: 20 Minutes

A simple vegetarian curry, featuring chickpeas, served with rice and yogurt.


  • 2 cans chickpeas ($1.58)
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced ($.50)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced ($.15)
  • 1 tbsp curry powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 medium zucchinis, diced ($1.65)
  • 1 c water
  • Rice ($.40)
  • Plain yogurt ($1.25)


Put rice on to cook. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add onions and cook for about 3 minutes, add garlic. Add curry powder, salt and pepper. Toss in chickpeas and zucchini. Add cup of water and cover; reduce to simmer for ten minutes. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve with rice, plain yogurt, and a garnish of cilantro if desired.

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