Monday, July 2, 2012

Meatless Monday - Chole Chaat (Chickpea Curry)

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Chole Chaat is basically a chickpea and tomato curry flavoured with ginger and garam masala. It is hearty and warming and just perfect for this ridiculous cold-snap we are having in Brisbane at the moment. 

It is hands-down one of our favourite meals and both our boys practically lick their plates clean when we have this for dinner, which is a pretty big tick of approval! I honestly don't think I was eating chickpea curry at 19 months old!

Like most curries it tastes better the next day so make it ahead of time, even a few hours, if you can.

Chole Chaat
Adapted from A Little Taste of India, Murdoch Books, 2003 p129

3 cans of chickpeas
2 tbs ghee or oil
1 onion, finely diced
1 ts ground coriander
1 ts ground cumin
1 ts ground turmeric
1 ts garam masala
2 cm piece fresh ginger, grated
2 red chillies, finely diced (or 1/2ts hot chilli powder)
1 tin diced tomatoes
1 tbs veggie stock powder

Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat and cook the onion until golden and softened. Add the dry spices and cook 1 minute. Add the ginger, chilli and tomato and stir to combine. Add the chickpeas and 1 tomato tin of water along with the stock powder. Season with salt and pepper to taste.  Bring to the boil then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 5 - 30 minutes. Serve with brown rice and a sprinkling of fresh coriander.

Serves 4. 

This post is linked with Veggie Mama's Meatless Mondays:


  1. Mmm, yummy! I've been craving a chickpea and potato curry lately, perfect for winter!

  2. YUM!! I love chickpeas and I love a good curry. Must pop this one on my must-try list. Thank you for sharing.

    Popped over from Veggie Mama. :)

  3. This looks delicious. I often make chickpea and veggie curry from scratch, and my little 2 year old loves it! Thanks for sharing, found you through Meatless Mondays. Blessins!

    1. It's always a good sign if the kids like it! Thanks for visiting :)

  4. I love anything with curry!

  5. You had me at ginger! Thanks for linking up xx

  6. Hi Susan, I was your SRC partner this month and this is what I made! And, it was DROP DEAD GORGEOUS! Karen


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