Indian Chickpeas

33 Reviews 4 Pics
  • Prep

    25 m
  • Cook

    20 m
  • Ready In

    45 m
Recipe by  Mondeep

“This is a typical Northern Indian recipe that is easy to make, and delicious. You will need to go to an Indian grocery to buy the masalas.”

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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  1. Heat oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir in the garlic, onion, and ginger, and cook until browned. Stir in the garam masala, channa masala spice, tomato, water, and garbanzos; season to taste with salt. Bring to a simmer, the reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until garbanzos are very soft, about 20 minutes.

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My fiance is from India and we make a similar recipe on a regular basis. You don't need to add cornstarch to thicken the sauce. After the chick peas are softened, use a potato masher and mash them a little bit. Don't mash them all, just mash them so some get smushed. This will thicken the sauce naturally. Just let it simmer for a few minutes and it will thicken right up. I also add 1 tsp. garam masala, 1 tsp. turmeric, 1 tsp. of cumin, 2tsp. salt, and a little bit of cayenne pepper (around a 1/4 tsp). You can also use 1 tsp. of coriander if you like. Garnish with fresh cilantro when serving. We always use red onions and the tomatoes should be diced, not quartered like in the picture with the recipe. I love this recipe. It is really healthy and delicious.

Kristina McLinden

Kristina McLinden

My husband and I loved this!! We can't get enough of it! I was really excited to find an accessible indian recipe. I didn't have channa masala so I only used garam. Also, I used helpful suggestions from gnip. I mashed some of the chickpeas to thicken the curry and I added 1 tsp. turmeric, 1 tsp. of cumin,1 tsp. of coriander and a little bit of cayenne pepper (around a 1/4 tsp). I used red onions and then seeded and diced the tomatoes



This is very easy and tasty. I used 1 tsp. of garam masala because I couldn't find the other spice listed. Enjoyed it with naan with mango chuntey and almonds, indian-style cauliflower, indian-style eggplant, and indian-style okra (all from this site.)

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Amount Per Serving (6 total)

  • Calories
  • 232 cal
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 6.5 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs
  • 36.9 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 7.9 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium
  • 542 mg
  • 22%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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