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.
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)