Whole Foods Chickpea Masala

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is a wonderful recipe from Whole Foods Market. Recipe can be cut down without a problem.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. First, in a large, nonreactive heavy skillet or saute pan, heat oil over med. heat.
  2. Add onions and saute approx. 2 mins, until golden brown.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in garlic, ginger, jalapenos, curry powder, garam masala, and tomato paste.
  4. Return to heat and stir in water.
  5. When everything is mixed thoroughly, stir in chickpeas and lemon juice.
  6. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 5 minutes.
  7. Taste for seasoning, adding salt if necessary.
  8. You can serve this immediately, but the flavors are much more enhanced if you allow it to sit for a few hours before you reheat it to just below a simmer and then serve over rice.
  9. To serve, place 1/2c cooked rice in a bowl and ladle 1 cup chickpea mixture over rice.
  10. Garnish with cilatro if you wish.
Most Helpful

Very good indeed. I used ground ginger and red pepper flakes instead of jalapenos.

marta, PL January 19, 2010

This was absolutely wonderful! We loved it that night and the next day... this will be one of my staples. I would have taken a picture, but it was so ugly that I was afraid that it would make people turn away. Maybe when I make it again, I can make it look pretty, and will photograph it then. I made the chickpeas from dried chickpeas, and did not use cilantro, but Italian parsley instead. Thanks so much for such a wonderful recipe!

Sweetiebarbara October 14, 2009

This was fantastic, very much enjoyed by all of us. It was good last night, and better this morning. Quick and easy to make, and great in a big bowl over rice. I only had thse lemons that are almost as sweet as an orange, so I doubled dthe amount of juice, also used about 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt. This will get made often if Tomoko has her wish!!

JustJanS August 08, 2003