Spicy chickpea masala

    30 min

    A very easy and healthy curry that is ready in a matter of minutes. Great for vegetarians or as a complement to a meat curry.


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    Serves: 4 

    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 2 whole cloves
    • 1/4 teaspoon mustard seeds
    • 1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds
    • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
    • 1 green chilli, sliced
    • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
    • 1 teaspoon grated root ginger
    • 200g chopped tomatoes
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
    • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
    • 1 teaspoon channa masala or garam masala
    • 2 (400g) tins chickpeas, drained
    • 1 handful chopped fresh coriander

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Heat the oil, cloves, mustard and cumin seeds in a medium saucepan. Once seeds start to pop fry onions, chilli, garlic and ginger for 2 minutes.
    2. Add the tomatoes, salt, ground coriander, ground cumin, turmeric and chana or garam masala. Mix well. Simmer on a low heat until the oil starts to separate from the tomato base, about 7 minutes.
    3. Now add the chickpeas and coat well in the tomato sauce. Cover and simmer on a low heat for a further 10 minutes. Once ready, sprinkle coriander and you are now ready to serve.

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    Really quick & easy & delicious. A big hit & will make again. I didn't have cloves but I had mixed spice which worked.  -  02 Mar 2016


    This is the first time I have found a curry recipe that I would actually make again! My new go-to recipe!  -  07 Feb 2016