Chickpeas with Mango and Coconut

    1 hour

    This spicy dish is from South India. Asafoetida powder is available online or from shops that sell Indian foods. You can adjust the amount of chilli to taste.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 1 cup (185g) dried chickpeas
    • 3 cups (750ml) water
    • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    • 1 teaspoon split brown lentils
    • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
    • 1 tsp chilli flakes
    • 2 chillis, halved lengthwise
    • 1/2 mango, grated
    • 1/2 cup fresh grated coconut (or dried shredded)
    • 1 sprig fresh curry leaves
    • 1 pinch asafoetida powder
    • 1 pinch salt to taste
    • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Ready in:1hour 

    1. Place the chickpeas into a large container and cover with several cm of cool water; allow to soak for 8 hours or overnight. Drain.
    2. Combine the chickpeas and 3 cups (750ml) water in a large pot over medium heat; cook until the chickpeas are tender but not yet mushy, 30 to 45 minutes. Drain.
    3. Heat the oil in a frypan over medium heat. Fry the brown lentils, mustard seeds and chilli flakes in the hot oil. When the seeds begin to splutter, add the chickpeas, chillis, mango, coconut, curry leaves and asafoetida powder; season with salt. Mix well and cook until completely heated, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat and add the lemon juice. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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    We liked this dish. I`ve never tried chickpeas with sweet things before. Very interesting flavor and very easy to make too. I guess it will be the easiest thing if you use canned chickpeas.  -  16 May 2011  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This was very good. The combination of ingredients was not familiar to me, but it ended up being a very nice weeknight meal. I made as directed in the recipe, except I used prepared shredded unsweetened coconut because I couldn't find any good fresh coconut at my grocery store.  -  13 Sep 2016  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)