Total Time
40mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

Curried chick peas cooked in the pressure cooker. A Sri Lankan friend taught me this recipe and we often take it on picnics - it's very filling. It makes a wonderful snack or part of a main meal. It has a nutty, crunchy flavour that people love and is a firm favourite amongst our vegetarian friends..

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Place all of the dry spices in a dish and mix together.
  2. Place all of the chick peas in the pressure cooker (trivet removed).
  3. Add the carton of coconut milk.
  4. Add the lime juice.
  5. Add the dish of dry spices, cardomom pods, cloves and garlic.
  6. Add the salt after cooking if required.
  7. Stir well.
  8. Add enough water to cover the ingredients by about half an inch.
  9. Bring the pressure cooker up to pressure and let cook for 30 minutes.
  10. Allow the pressure cooker to cool, then remove the lid.
  11. The curried chick peas can be stored in the freezer for later use.
  12. This dish makes a wonderful snack with a salad and is very nutritious. It can be used for many different recipes, but especially curries.
  13. NOTE: if you're unfamiliar with a pressure cooker, please read the instructions with that come with it.