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Spicy Chickpeas (Chole) recipe

Spicy Chickpeas (Chole) recipe

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  • Dish type
  • Main course
  • Curry
  • Chickpea curry

A delicious vegan Indian curry made from chickpeas. Serve with basmati rice and/or naan bread.

8 people made this

IngredientsServes: 4

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 1-2 Scotch bonnet chillies, seeded and chopped or to taste
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 2 (400g) tins chickpeas, drained
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 150ml water
  • salt to taste
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh root ginger
  • 2 large tomatoes, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander, for garnish

MethodPrep:15min ›Cook:25min ›Ready in:40min

  1. Heat the vegetable oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the cumin and chilli powder and cook for a few seconds until the spices are fragrant. Add the Scotch bonnets, onions, chickpeas, lemon juice and water; season to taste with salt. Bring to the boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until the vegetables are tender and most of the liquid has evaporated, about 15 minutes. Sprinkle with ginger, tomatoes and coriander to serve.

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Reviews in English (7)

by Ginger Hysell

This recipe was fabulous! I started the rice first, and it was ready about the same time I finished the chole. It's quite spicy, but even my 2 1/2 yr old liked it. I didn't have the cilantro or serranos, but it was still great. Don't skip the tomatoes and fresh ginger root! They cut the heavy spice and rounded out the flavors nicely.-16 Mar 2010

by kg

It was good, as is, but when a friend suggested serving it with raita, oh yeah, that put it over the top! I happened to have some pre-made, but imagine in a pinch just some plain yogurt, mint and cucumber on the side would make this a 5 star dish.-24 Apr 2010

by luvstoeat

This is great! I serve it over a bed of Romain lettuce to increase the amount of food per serving and reduce the calorie count.-23 May 2011


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