Savoury Chickpeas

    25 minutes

    Using chickpeas and a few common Indian flavours you can create this wonderfully tasty chickpea side dish that is similar to a dry curry.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground dried red chillies
    • 2 red chillies, seeded and diced
    • 2 large onions, diced
    • 2 (400g) tins chickpeas, drained
    • 3 tablespoons (60ml) lemon juice
    • 2/3 cup (170ml) water
    • 1 pinch salt, or to taste
    • 3 tablespoons fresh minced ginger root
    • 2 large tomatoes, diced
    • 1/4 cup chopped, fresh coriander

    Preparation:5min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Heat the vegetable oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the cumin and ground red chillies then cook for a few seconds until the spices are fragrant. Add the fresh chillies, onions, chickpeas, lemon juice and water. Add salt to taste.
    2. Bring to a boil over high heat then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for approximately 15 to 20 minutes or until the vegetables are tender and most of the liquid has evaporated. Spoon onto plates and sprinkle with ginger, tomatoes and coriander. Best served with rice and naan bread.

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    This recipe was fabulous! I started the rice first, and it was ready about the same time I finished the chole. It's quite spicy, but even my 2 1/2 yr old liked it. I didn't have the cilantro or serranos, but it was still great. Don't skip the tomatoes and fresh ginger root! They cut the heavy spice and rounded out the flavors nicely.  -  16 Mar 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    It was good, as is, but when a friend suggested serving it with raita, oh yeah, that put it over the top! I happened to have some pre-made, but imagine in a pinch just some plain yogurt, mint and cucumber on the side would make this a 5 star dish.  -  24 Apr 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This is great! I serve it over a bed of Romain lettuce to increase the amount of food per serving and reduce the calorie count.  -  23 May 2011  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)