Masala-Spiced Chickpeas

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Debbie R.

From "Oprah" magazine, March 2007.

Top Review by Chesska

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!

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.

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