Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

From "Oprah" magazine, March 2007.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. To make masala, mix spices until blended and set aside.
  2. Heat oil over med-high heat. Add onions and saute until light brown, 8-10minutes. Add masala; stir 1 minute or until spices are fragrant.
  3. Stir in chickpeaks, pepper, salt and 1 T. water. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly for 7 minutes or until the first few chickpeas begin to split. It it becomes dry, add some water. Only add 1 T. at a time. It should be moist but not saucy.
  4. Remove from heat. Stir in lemon juice and garnish with cilantro.
  5. This would be so great scooped up in poori.
Most Helpful

These are fabulous. I also used a premixed garam masala spice mix, but otherwise followed the recipe. I used the chickpeas as the main filling in a wrap, with hummus, shredded carrots and shredded beets. Fantastic!

Chesska September 19, 2015

Nice and simple, great with rice! It has a very good flavor. Thanks for sharing! ZWT8

Starrynews August 16, 2012

I just wanted to add my 5 stars to this delicious recipe!
Spice it up a little more if you like, but it's perfect the way it's written. It's my go-to side dish when asked to friends house for pot-luck dinners. You'll never any left overs with this one. Enjoy!

bupton09_7169814 July 17, 2011