Spicy chickpea masala

Spicy chickpea masala


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About this recipe: 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.

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 chana 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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Reviews (2)


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

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