Curried Chick Peas

Curried Chick Peas
Curried Chick Peas

Author Bio:

Melisa Karne is Part time Chef, cooks only for friends and family. Professionally Melisa is SEO Director at Arcapps.com, ArcApps’ mission is to help companies grow, succeed and prosper by harnessing the power of mobile applications and app technology.

4
Servings
171
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 185 Grams dried chick-peas
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 2.5 cm piece fresh root ginger, grated
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1/2 Teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 Teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 Teaspoon Garam Masala
  • 1/2 Teaspoon chilli powder
  • Salt
  • 2 Teaspoons chopped fresh coriander

Directions

Wash chick-peas well, then put them in a bowl, cover with cold water and leave to soak overnight.

Drain chick-peas, then put in a saucepan with 500 ml (16 fl oz / 2 cup) fresh cold water. Bring to the boil for 10 minutes, then reduce heat and simmer, partially covered, for 1 hour. In a separate pan, heat oil, add onion and fry for about 8 minutes, until soft and golden brown.

Add ginger, garlic, turmeric, cumin, garam masala and chili powder and fry for 1 minute. Stir in click-peas and their cooking water and season with salt. Bring to the boil, then simmer, covered, for 20 minutes until chick-peas are very tender but still whole. Serve hot, sprinkled with chopped fresh coriander.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
1g
1%
Sugar
24g
27%
Cholesterol
2mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
39g
30%
Protein
2g
4%
Vitamin A, RAE
1µg
0%
Calcium, Ca
359mg
36%
Fiber, total dietary
7g
28%
Folate, total
4µg
1%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
98mg
31%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
27mg
4%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
45mg
3%
Water
9g
0%
Zinc, Zn
6mg
75%

Pea Shopping Tip

Legumes are high in a number of nutrients, especially protein and fiber – filling you up with relatively few calories.

Pea Cooking Tip

Beans are done when they can be easily mashed with a fork – make sure to test a few in case they have not cooked evenly.