Indian Chickpeas

"This is a vegetarian side or main dish that is included in a bunch of recipes that I received from a friend."
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Ready In:
2hrs 50mins




  • Soak chickpeas overnight then rinse and cook in water till tender.
  • Drain and keep the cooking liquid.
  • Heat oil in frying pan and cook onion until golden.
  • Add cinnamon and cloves and cook for a few seconds.
  • Add garlic, ginger, chili pepper, and coriander and cook 5 minutes stirring.
  • Add tomatoes with juice and cook till all liquid is absorbed.
  • Add the chickpeas to pan, mix, and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Pour in the cooking liquid from the chickpeas and simmer for 25 minutes or until all the liquid is gone.
  • Sprinkle with garam massala and cilantro.
  • Can be served hot or cold.
  • Time to make does not include soaking the chickpeas overnight.

Questions & Replies

  1. Hi; I am very new to the Indian cuisine and don't know what the term cm means. Thank you


  1. Delicious! I too, used canned chickpeas. I also used just one tablespoon oil to cut down on the fat...and it was still delicious...and a bit spicy. We all loved it. Thanks very much!
  2. The only problem with this recipe was that it didn't make enough for my family of four. They devoured it. Next time, I'll have to increase the amounts.
  3. This was a really tasty recipe. I did use fresh chickpeas and was glad I did. For some reason they seemed a bit dry, perhaps next time I will use a bit more tomato. Thank you very much for sharing this recipe!
  4. I loved it! I used the fresh chickpeas but will use the canned version next time to save some time. The flavours are wondefull and not too spicy. Thank you for posting!
  5. I had to update my review from four stars to five stars. My original review pointed out that I thought that this recipe was missing a little something. But I came home last night to find my husband eating this, and he exclaimed, "This is absolutely delicious!" He really loved it. So I'm letting his opinion take over mine ... and updating to five stars from four.


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