Aug 4, 2011

Chickpeas curry

Chickpeas Curry
This is a perfect sidedish that goes well with appam,roti or even rice...This is a simple dish to make...I used dried chickpeas and soaked it overnight and pressure cooked it,but if you are using canned chickpeas please drain it and rinse well..Then use it..I served it with nice fluffy appam...I hope you all will give this a try and let me know what you think..

Chickpeas / Channa – 2 cups soaked and pressure cooked with little salt
Onion-1 finely chopped
Tomatoes-3 chopped finely
Coconut- ½ cup
Chilli powder-2 tsp
Coriander powder / Malli podi-1 tblspn
Cumin seeds / Jeera-1tsp
Mustard seeds / Kaduku-1 tsp
Garam masala powder-1 tsp
Cilantro for garnishing
Salt to taste
Oil-1 tblspn


Grind coconut with water to a smooth paste.

In a kadai add oil and crackle in cumin and mustard seeds.

Add in onions and cook till brown.Add in chilli powder and coriander powder.

Add in tomatoes and cook till mushy.Add in cooked channa and mix well.

Now pour in water and bring that to boil.Add in the coconut paste and mix well.

Cover and simmer it till oil separates from this.

Sprinkle in garam masala powder and mix well.Garnish with coriander leaves and mix well.

Serve with rice/roti/dosa or appam.


Stuffs need to prepare this
crackle cumin and mustard seeds in oil..

add in onions...

cook till golden brown...add in coriander and chilli powder
add in tomatoes

cook till mushy

throw in chickpeas and pour in water..
add coconut paste...
cook well...

cook till oil separates..sprinkle garam masala powder

garnish with cilantro..
Serve with appams....


  1. Look delicious, I love chickpeas! gloria

  2. I love chickpeas and in curry!?! YES, please! This sound delicious!

  3. Chickpea is my favorite too. Love your masala :)

  4. Looks superb.. A different combo with aapam..

  5. Ha, we both posted chickpeas curry... this looks nice, but I don't like scraping coconut... I hate doing that.

  6. This looks soooo good and so easy! Do you make your own garam masala or is a store bought mix ok? I've just discovered adding mustard seeds in my curries - I swear they make so much difference! :)

  7. Thank you for stopping by at my blog! You have a wonderful blog with great recipes!

  8. That's almost my preparation, love the pics :)

  9. Yummm! That looks delicious! Thanks for your kind comments on my blog:).



  10. Una receta de garbanzos deliciosa, me gusta cocinar con especias.

  11. Greatings,
    hay un anГЎlogo parecido?

  12. I just love your step by step photos! I wish more of my cookbooks had that so I can see what it should look like as I prepare.

  13. This looks so yummy. I cannot wait to try so many of these recipes. You make it all look so easy!

  14. Delicious, I would love to eat this dish!

  15. This is my first time in your blog, i can say: It´s amazing blog, really love it. Follow you rigth now!

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    A lot of kiss from the caribean island, La Hispaniola

  16. These choles looks delicious. I never mix coconut paste though .. but could try. And those appams .. yummy , my all time fav :)

  17. Delicious, perfect and yummmm. nice click.

  18. Chickpeas is good.Loved your step wise pics.Your sandwich's are really good and tempting.New to your space and happy to follow you.

  19. Perfect for this rainy weather we are having in the island. It looks homey and delicious!

  20. This is not fair.. you are tempting me with the last pic :(

  21. Can't wait to try this one. I love chickpeas and this is different than anything I have made with them.

  22. Never tried coconut in my chick peas curry. Will do so next time.


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