Savoury Chickpea Side Dish

Savoury Chickpea Side Dish


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This is a side dish I prepare when cooking for large groups of people. Chickpeas are simmered in a tomato and onion sauce with spices.

lucky New South Wales, Australia

Serves: 6 

  • 1 cup dried chickpeas, soaked overnight
  • 30g butter
  • 2 onions, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 1 green chilli, seeded and diced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tablespoons fresh coriander, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:1hour10min  ›  Extra time:8hours soaking  ›  Ready in:9hours25min 

  1. Melt the butter in a saucepan and add onions, garlic and ginger. Cook about 3 minutes or until onions are soft. Stir in turmeric and garam masala and cook another minute.
  2. Add water, tomatoes, chilli, bay leaves and chickpeas. Simmer 1 hour or until chickpeas are tender and cooked, stirring occasionally.
  3. Stir in coriander and lemon juice and serve.

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