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

5 5

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

5 5

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!

5 5

I loved this. I cheated a bit and used premixed Garam Masala since there's a huge jar of it in the cupboard. The rest of the recipe was prepared exactly as written. Thanks for posting this delicious veggie main course. Made for Photo Tag.