Chickpea Curry

Chickpeas Curry Pic: Priya Q

Successful experiment by fluke is how I would describe this recipe. I had soaked chickpea the previous night and my maid didn’t turn up the next day. I was not in a good mood with so much of unexpected work thrown at me. Least to mention the chickpea I had planned for breakfast with some steaming puttu. So instead of usual recipe I decided to go an easy route…and it turned out quite delicious :))


Black Chickpeas – 2 cups (soaked overnight)

Chilli powder – 1 tsp + a pinch

Turmeric – 1/2 tsp + a pinch

Coriander powder – 3 tsp

Mustard seeds – 1 tsp

Salt to taste


Onion – 1 no. (big sized – sliced fine)

Coriander leaves for garnish


  1. Pressure cook chickpeas with a pinch of turmeric and chilli powder till soft and done
  2. Soak the masalas in few drops of water. Masala should be nicely damp
  3. In a pan add few tsp of oil and add mustard seeds when hot
  4. Once they splutter add the soaked masalas and fry for few seconds
  5. Add sliced onions and fry for few minutes
  6. Add the cooked chickpeas into the above pan and mix well
  7. Season and garnish with fresh coriander

Now wasn’t that simple!!? It tastes simply delicious. Serve it with out of rotis / bread


* the onions will be quite crisp and add a different texture to the dish 🙂

Till next time….happy cooking!




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