I occasionally become a bit romantic about my ingredients, to the extent that today’s Curried Chickpea Hash resulted in me both writing a poem and tying my vegetables up like a bouquet.

Curried Chickpea Broccoli Hash. Ready in less than 30 minutes and uses only one pan!

Maybe it’s the later sunsets, the melting snow, or the first signs of decent-looking fresh greens that made me giddy enough to look at my broccoli stalks and conclude, “These need ribbon. Make it satin.” Maybe I ate one too many slices of kitchen sink healthy carrot cake or Royal Dark Cadbury Eggs. Maybe it’s just that we’ve waited so, so long for spring, and I can sense its fresh, damp, floral scent breaking the winter air at last.

An easy, healthy 30 minute meal! Curried Chickpea Hash with Broccoli and Spinach. {Gluten Free}

Chickpea Hash with Broccoli. An easy healthy one pan meal!

Doesn’t broccoli make such a pretty bouquet? Don’t answer that.

Curried Chickpea Broccoli Hash is an easy, aromatic, one-pan dinner that’s ideal for any weeknight. It’s also one of the oldest recipes on my blog and a reader favorite, so I decided to give it a spring cleaning with fresh photos. Plus, it gave me an excellent excuse to eat it again.

One Skillet Chickpea Hash with Broccoli (gluten free)

Curried Chickpea Hash is a convenient blend of fresh and frozen ingredients, which keep it fast and affordable to prepare. I use finely chopped fresh broccoli, frozen hash browns (though you could certainly grate your own potatoes if you prefer), frozen spinach, and protein-packed chewy chickpeas. The hash is perfumed with curry and ginger, everything cooks together in a single skillet, and best of all: it’s topped with scrumptious, saucy, sunny, runny eggs.

Easy Curried Chickpea Broccoli Hash. {gluten free}

To complement the warm spices, I like to serve this chickpea hash with a dollop of Greek yogurt and whole wheat pita. You can either stuff the hash inside the pita and munch it sandwich-style (Ben’s approach) or tear the pita into bites and use it to mop up every precious scrap of that golden runny egg goodness (my method).

Honestly, I love this curry-spiced chickpea hash so much, I could write a poem…which I did.

One Skillet Chickpea Hash with Greens and Curry

Before we get to my terrible attempt at Shakespeare, let’s talk seasonal. I’m sharing this Curried Chickpea Hash for March’s #EatSeasonal round up, a blogger collaboration organized by my friend Becky of The Vintage Mixer. March brings with it a fresh and fabulous array of new in-season produce, so let’s celebrate spring and take advantage of the best-tasting fruits and veggies available by using these ingredients in our cooking. Don’t forget to tag your Instagram posts with #eatseasonal too! I’d love to see what you are making.

March Seasonal Produce Guide

Now without further ado, my Ode to a Chickpea. This little ditty was originally published back in January 2013 in my original Chickpea Hash post. I seriously considered deleting it (you’ll see why), but I decided we could all use a few extra giggles for our Tuesday.

Ode to a Chickpea

By (I’m sorry to say), yours truly

Chickpea, Sweet Chickpea, I profess my love to thee,

More precious than a pearl is your lumpy round self to me.

I seek you by the can, then stack you with a sigh,

I should probably join Costco, so much of you do I buy.

I’ll put you in a hummus; I’ll sauté you in a pan,

I’ll add you to my salsa; I’ll munch you straight out of the can.

 Mighty protein do you pack, my modest little bean,

Some call you a garbanzo; I call you hero to cuisine.

 For though you may be humble, and garbanzo is a funny word,

You are a hearty flavor canvas, and so cheap it is absurd.

Curried Chickpea Hash with Green Veggies

I promise this Curried Chickpea Hash is better than my terrible poetry. The runny egg agrees!

Curried Chickpea Broccoli Hash
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Curried Chickpea Hash with Broccoli and Spinach

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
Curried Chickpea Hash blends Eastern-inspired spices with healthy veggies and frozen hash browns for a fast, flavorful one-pot meal.


  • 3 cups frozen shredded hash brown potatoes
  • 10 ounces frozen chopped spinach — thawed and pressed dry
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic — about 3 cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 can chickpeas — (15 ounces) rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups finely chopped broccoli
  • 4 large eggs
  • Whole wheat pita bread — optional, for serving
  • Nonfat plain Greek yogurt — optional, for serving


  1. Combine the potatoes, spinach, onion, curry powder, ginger, salt, and cayenne in a large bowl.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the potato mixture and press into a layer. Cook, without stirring, until crispy and golden brown on the bottom, 3 to 5 minutes.
  3. Reduce the heat to medium low. Fold in the chickpeas and broccoli, breaking up chunks of potato, until just combined. Press back into an even layer. Use a spoon to carve out 4 “wells” in the mixture. Break eggs, one at a time, into a cup or small bowl and slip one into each hole. Cover the skillet (if you do not have a lid that fits, a large sheet pan works well), and continue cooking until the eggs are set, about 4 to 5 minutes for soft, runny yolks.
  4. Serve immediately with warm pita and Greek yogurt.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Indian
Keyword: Curried Chickpea Hash with Broccoli and Spinach, One Pot Meal

Nutrition Information

Amount per serving (1 (of 4)) — Calories: 360, Fat: 21g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 186mg, Sodium: 536mg, Carbohydrates: 32g, Fiber: 9g, Sugar: 2g, Protein: 15g

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