Curried Chickpeas RecipeDying of starvation and at the end of the week, I needed something quick, easy and fulfilling for lunch today. Chickpeas are one of my favourite ingredients, combined with the aromatic, intense flavours of india they make a most exquisite lunch.

This meal only takes about 10 or 15 minutes which, coincidentally is about the same time it takes to whip up some rice or a chapati…perfect!

Ingredients for Curried Chickpeas

  • 1 x Onion – sliced
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 can chickpeas
  • 1 ┬áchunk fresh ginger (about thumb size – chopped small)
  • 2 x tomatoes – chopped
  • 1 tbsp natural yogurt
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp hot chilli powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala

Curried Chickpea Recipe Method

  1. Heat the oil on a medium heat
  2. Add fennel seeds and cumin seeds and sizzle for a couple of minutes
  3. Add onion and ginger and cook until the onion becomes transparent and soft (about 5 minutes)
  4. Add tomatoes, chickpeas, the remaining spices and stir.
  5. Cook for about 5 minutes or until the chickpeas are cooked.
  6. Remove from the heat and add stir in the yogurt.