Chickpea Masala Recipe

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Categories: Indian, Low-Sodium Recipes, Main Dish, Spice, Vegan

Submitted By: Katie from Idaho Falls.

Chickpea Masala Notes

This dish can stand on its own if you just want a casual meal, or when I'm serving a full fledged Indian meal, this always make a popular side dish.

Ingredients
  • 2 (15.5 ounce) cans chickpeas, drained
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 5 fresh tomatoes or 28 ounce can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 14 ounce can coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 2 Tablespoons ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • lime juice and chopped cilantro for garnish
Serves / Yields

6

Preparation Instructions

In deep skillet, fry mustard and cumin seeds in 1 Tbsp oil until the cumin seeds begin to brown; then add onions and fry until soft and translucent. And chopped tomatoes and fry until they are stewy. Add sugar, turmeric, masala, curry and coriander; stir till completely combined. Add coconut milk and mix in well; simmer to reduce some (however, don’t let it get too thick because it will thicken more as it stands.) Add chickpeas; keep stirring until they are hot all the way through. Let simmer for 4 minutes covered on low heat, then uncover, take off heat and let it sit for 5 minutes before serving over rice. Adding in a little lime juice and chopped fresh cilantro gives it a nice twist.

Helpful Hints

For a vegan dish, use beet sugar or evaporated cane juice, not granulated white sugar.

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Shyam K. Said:

it was a nice recipe will try to make more tasty.......................shyam

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Judi R. Said:

It was very good!!

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Stephanie N. Said:

Great recipe you can even use lite coconut milk. great as a side or main dish. Loved it

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