August 11, 2020

Curry barbecue chickpea and eggplant tacos

Disclosure: This post is sponsored on behalf of Bar-B-Que Beast. I received product to help in creation of this recipe. As always, all opinions are my own. 

Plate with a finished taco in a soft tortilla.

These fusion tacos combine barbecue and curry flavors into one delicious Indian-inspired taco full of chickpeas and eggplant. These vegetarian tacos are bold in flavor from the curry barbecue sauce.

Recently, I was invited to try out some barbecue sauce from Bar-B-Que Beast. I was quite excited to try their award-winning curry barbecue sauce. I knew it was going to be delicious and flavorful and I was definitely correct. This sauce smells and tastes like an Indian-inspired curry, but also has traditional barbecue sauce flavors. The flavor combination is so good!

I had already been working on a barbecue chickpea tacos recipe and once I had this sauce in hand, I knew that it was destined for barbecue chickpea tacos with a curry twist. The curry flavor lent it to adding some seasonal eggplant as well. Topped with a lemon yogurt sauce, cilantro, and pickled red onions, these tacos are bursting with flavor, texture, and yumminess!

This is a unique meal and something that we enjoyed a lot. The sauce has a bit of a spicy heat, which we love and the deep curry flavors and aroma made these tacos something extra special.

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Pan with the finished chickpea and eggplant taco filling and a jar of the curry barbeque sauce.
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Yield: 4 servings
Author: Amy Bartlett (Savory Moments)
Curry Barbecue Chickpea & Eggplant Tacos

Curry Barbecue Chickpea & Eggplant Tacos

These fusion tacos combine barbecue and curry flavors into one delicious Indian-inspired taco full of chickpeas and eggplant. These vegetarian tacos are bold in flavor from the curry barbecue sauce.


For the tacos
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1-1/2 cups diced eggplant
  • 1 (15.5 oz.) can chickpeas, drained
  • 1/3 cup curry BBQ sauce
  • 8 small flour soft taco shells, for serving
  • chopped cilantro, for topping
  • quick pickled red onions, for topping
For the yogurt sauce
  • 1/3 cup plain whole milk yogurt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
  • juice of half a lemon
  • salt, to taste


  1. In a small bowl, stir together the yougrt sauce ingredients and refrigerate until serving.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Add the eggplant and cook, stirring once the first side is golden. Cook until the eggplant is almost cooked through and then stir in the chickpeas and BBQ sauce. Cook until hot, stirring frequently.
  3. Warm the taco shells (I like to use the burner flames if you have a gas stove) or the microwave.
  4. Place a couple spoonfuls of the eggplants/chickpea mixture on your shell and top with the yogurt sauce, cilantro, and pickled red onions.
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I hope you give these tacos a try! Let me know in the comments below.
An open taco shell showing the filling topped with the yogurt sauce and picked onions.

Check out these other taco recipes: 

Chorizo & Potato Tacos 

Turkey Taco Crescent Pie 

Chicken Tinga 

Smoked Shrimp & Avocado Tacos

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  1. What a yummy choice for a veggie taco!

  2. That curry bbq sauce sounds really good. Bet the tacos taste really great.

  3. We've been looking for more vegetarian taco recipes! Great choice using chickpeas and eggplant.

  4. My mouth is watering - love that combination, can just imagine the hearty, saucy, and flavorful bite!

  5. I still need to try the curry sauce. These tacos look delicious.

  6. I don't think I've ever had a curry BBQ sauce! Really like the idea. Very creative taco idea -- these look excellent. Thanks!

  7. My brother is a vegetarian, so I'm always on the hunt for hearty recipes that everyone will enjoy when he comes to town, so that I don't have to make two meals. This one is getting bookmarked for him!

  8. This is a great recipe. I love the combination of ingredients and the curry BBQ sauce!!! Thank you!

  9. What a creative taco! The curry BBQ sauce sounds like the choice sauce for the other ingredients. YUM!

  10. I love the ingredients in this unique taco! Great photo!

  11. What a great filling for tacos! And, I love eggplant and chickpeas.

  12. Such a hearty and delicious looking taco filling! And that barbecue flavor takes it over the top.


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