Spicy Chickpeas

With Ginger and Cilantro

Spicy Chickpeas myfavouritepastime.comWhat was your New Year resolution? Mine? eat more veggies. The plan? vegetarian food every lunch time and omnivorous food every dinner. So far? I’ve done great I tell you. I am so proud of myself. Are you still going strong with your 2016 aspirations? please share with me. Have a great week! 

  • Ingredients
  • 30g (2 tablespoons) butter or olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Madras Curry Paste
  • 2 tablespoons, finely grated fresh ginger
  • 6 spring onions, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon chilli flakes
  • 1 x 540ml (19 fl oz) canned chickpeas, drained
  • ½ cup diced tomatoes (use good quality canned tomatoes)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons chopped cilantro

Spicy Chickpeas myfavouritepastime.comPlease always assemble all ingredients before you start

Spicy Chickpeas myfavouritepastime.comMelt butter or add olive oil to a pan or skillet over medium heat. Reduce the heat and add the curry paste. Cook stirring, for 3 minutes over low heat.

Spicy Chickpeas myfavouritepastime.comIncrease heat to medium, add ginger, spring onions and chilli flakes and cook 3 minutes

Spicy Chickpeas myfavouritepastime.comuntil spring onions are soft.

Spicy Chickpeas myfavouritepastime.comStir in tomatoes and sugar, and cook for 1 minute, then add the chickpeas and simmer gently for 15 minutes, stirring from time to time.

Spicy Chickpeas myfavouritepastime.comSeason with salt and pepper, add coriander and serve.

Spicy Chickpeas myfavouritepastime.com

Spicy Chickpeas

Preparation time: 10 minutes; Cooking time: 25 minutes; Serves: 4 sides

Ingredients

  • 30g (2 tablespoons) butter or olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Madras Curry Paste
  • 2 tablespoons, finely grated fresh ginger
  • 6 spring onions, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon chilli flakes
  • 1 x 540ml (19 fl oz) canned chickpeas, drained
  • ½ cup diced tomatoes (use good quality canned tomatoes)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons chopped cilantro

Instructions

  1. Melt butter or add olive ghee to a pan or skillet over medium heat. Reduce the heat and add the curry paste. Cook stirring, for 3 minutes over low heat.
  2. Increase heat to medium, add ginger, spring onions and chilli flakes and cook 3 minutes until spring onions are soft.
  3. Stir in tomatoes and sugar, and cook for 1 minute, then add the chickpeas and simmer gently for 15 minutes, stirring from time to time. Season with salt and pepper, add coriander and serve.

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Author: Liz

I love everything food: eating, cooking, baking and travelling. I also love photography and nature.

24 thoughts

  1. Would be great for Meatless Monday along with some kind of salad and pita bread. Yup, my men would grumble too but too dang bad. It’s for their own good. -Kat

    1. You totally cracked me up. My men here also complain but as you say, you are what you eat and we need to stuff ourselves with healthy alternatives. Have a great week!
      Liz

  2. I commend you on your resolutions and that you have done so well with it! Perhaps it is an awareness we are all beginning to share that animals have as much right to live as do we?? I do not know but I like this chickpea recipe. Such a versatile food! I’d like to send you a recipe my very good friend in Australia gave me, several actually for non meat dips. I’m not an appy and wine person, but with these dips I could soon become one and even forgo dinner. They are chunky dips that I have not seen here and believe me, I’ve looked. One is Roasted pumpkin with cashew and parmesan (my fave) another is red capsicum with feta and cashew chunky dip. Oh and Basil, cashew and parmesan chunky dip – to die for! If you would like to see them, let me know and I will forward. Have a wonderful and relaxing weekend – or are you running kids around to sports and events? Grin….I have to little people coming for an overnight at grammas!

    1. I was away in Toronto over the weekend but am now back. Please send me all the recipes. They sound really nice. I love red capsicum. and cashew nut is one of my favourite nuts. I am making lasagna with Parmesan right now for dinner. So you guessed right. I love Parmesan too! Look forward to the recipes! Have a lovely week!
      Liz

  3. I love this dish! and I am with you on eating less meat – it’s a little much and not good for the planet either!

  4. A perfect recipe for spicy Chickpeas Liz!
    I didn’t have any particular resolution besides being more aware about my general health and staying fit!!! Taking baby steps and making
    Changes as required 🙂

  5. Congrats to you on your goals, me…eh…but it could be due to a move. We are moving, but staying in Seattle. So, not a big move, but still it interrupts things.That’s my excuse. More veggies though, that seems to be attainable! I’ll have to try.

    1. You have to try..but I do agree, moving no matter, how close, is always such a stressful business. Sometimes we never even get to unpack some boxes for years on end. I wish you a happy moving. Best!
      Liz

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