Thermomix Chickpea and Cashew Nut Curry

by Tenina Holder
posted 20 Sep, 2018 (last updated 08 Jul, 2020)
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This Chickpea and Cashew Nut Curry is in the Thermomix hall of fame. It is an uncomplicated, delicious and quick curry that will take your coat and shoes when you come home after a long day's work. Not quite – but the speed at which it appears and it's enveloping taste means it's almost as good as a warm hug when you step in the door. Additionally, its chickpea base is full of vitamins, minerals and fibre. Pop some cashews on top for some crunch and flavor, and relax into a bowl of this tasty curry.



  • Onion icon
    3.53oz/100g (about ¾)
  • Fresh chili icon
    Fresh chili
    1 (0.71oz/20g)
  • Canned chickpeas icon
    Canned chickpeas
    28.22oz/800g (about 2)
    drained, rinsed
  • Cashew nuts icon
    Cashew nuts
    3.53oz/100g (about ¾ cup)
    coarsely chopped
  • White rice icon
    White rice
    7.05oz/200g (about 1 cup)
  • Water icon
    13.53fl oz/400g (1¾ cups)
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
  • Ginger icon
    1 tbsp (0.19oz/5g)
  • Ground turmeric icon
    Ground turmeric
    1 tbsp (0.24oz/7g)
  • Ground coriander icon
    Ground coriander
    1 tsp (0.06oz/2g)
  • Coconut milk icon
    Coconut milk
    13.53fl oz/400g (1¾ cups)
  • Sea salt icon
    Sea salt
    1 pinch
  • Cilantro icon
    1 head


  1. Add white rice to the simmering basket
  2. Pour water into the rice
  3. Steam - approx 8 min, varoma, speed 3
  4. Drain
  5. Transfer rice to large serving bowl
  6. Add onion, garlic clove, ginger and fresh chili to the TM5 bowl
  7. Fit TM5 bowl to TM5
  8. Chop - approx 3 sec, speed 5
  9. Scrape down sides of TM5 bowl
  10. Sauté - approx 5 min, varoma, speed 1
  11. Then add ground turmeric and ground coriander to the TM5 bowl
  12. Cook - approx 1 min, varoma, speed 1
  13. Then add coconut milk and sea salt to the TM5 bowl
  14. Cook - approx 7 min, 100°C, reverse speed 2
  15. Then add canned chickpeas to the TM5 bowl
  16. Cook - approx 3 min, 100°C, reverse gentle stir
  17. Transfer content of TM5 bowl to large serving bowl
  18. Top with cashew nuts
  19. Garnish with cilantro
  20. Serve

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