This yummy chickpea curry, with its underlying creamy coconut flavor, is good enough to eat straight out of the pot. The author recommends desi or kabuli chickpeas, but I use whatever I can obtain. To reduce cooking time, I often use canned chickpeas. Although they are optional, I like to add the curry leaves. Passive cooking time refers to cooking dried chickpeas, but does not include soaking them prior to cooking. Recipe adapted from the book, "Passion for Pulses". The contributor is from Kerala, India.