Sweet Savory Chick Pea Curry

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

This is an unusual twist on the classic curry dish, which has a sweet kick to it with fennel undertones. The raisins and carrots add a rich color and delightful taste that will satiate your palate. This dish comes from my mother in law, Shirley in South Africa where many African dishes have an Indian influence because they descended in the 19th century as indentured workers transported to work on the sugar plantations of Natal. The result is a fusion Indo-African dish, which is best served over basmati rice.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in a large pot over a medium high flame, add onions and stir for a few minutes. Add garlic, and ginger stirring to make sure mixture does not stick.
  2. Once onions are translucent, add all the spices including salt. Stir for an additional 3 minutes.
  3. Stir in apples for a minute, then add carrots and stir for another minute and then stir the tomatoes inches Let cook for a few minutes.
  4. Stir in the garbanzo beans and vegetable stock, bringing mixture to a boil.
  5. Once boiling, lower heat and simmer covered for 20 minutes. Add lemon juice and raisins and simmer for another 10 minutes.
  6. When done, serve garnished with parsley.


Most Helpful

Good for DD1 (4 years old) and I. Mine was not as saucy as the photo. I used canola oil to be soy free, recipe#442889, sea salt to taste, a good canned tomato, plus the other ingredients. I served it with buttered white Basmati rice. Made for PAC Spring 12.

UmmBinat March 21, 2012

This was good, but a little sweet. Maybe cut back on the apples? Also had to add a lot more water as it was cooking.

Charmie777 May 04, 2012

All my favorite flavors! Subbed chopped sweet potatoes for the carrots. Delicious!

La Dilettante May 02, 2012

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