Chickpeas stir fry

Preparation Time : 20 mins Cooking Time : 20 mins Serves : 4

Chickpeas stir fry is a tasty side dish to serve as a side dish for roti or sambar rice/dal. A nutritious curry made in a south Indian style with simple ingredients that can be made in a jiffy if you have soaked chickpeas or sprouted readily at home for day to day cooking. You can also add vegetables like Elephant yam or tindora/ivy gourd in the preparation which makes a flavorful and tasty curry.


White or black chickpeas – 1 cup

Turmeric – 2 pinch

Salt to taste

For seasoning –

Oil – 1 tbs

Mustard – 1/2 tsp

Onion – 1 medium chopped

Curry leaves – 1 spring

Tamarind juice – 1 tsp (optional)

To make coconut coarse mixture –

Coconut – 1/4 cup grated

Garlic – 3 cloves

Cumin – 1/4 tsp

Dry chilies – 2 or 3 no adjust to your taste

For garnishing –

Coriander – 1 tbsp chopped


Pressure cook chickpeas (soaked or sprouted) with 1 1/2 cup of water and salt to taste, for 3 to 4 whistles or cook until it is done.

Once done drain the water with a colander and keep ready. (you can use the stock to make rasam or sambar)


Heat a pan with oil in it, when it is hot add mustard, allow it to splutter


Now add curry leaves and chopped onion, saute until it turns to translucent.

scsf2 scsf3

Meanwhile, add grated coconut, turmeric,  cumin, and garlic to a blender, make a coarse mixture without adding water.

Ensure the onion turns light brown in color,


Add cooked chickpeas, saute for 2 min on a medium flame, then add coconut mixture,


Toss it well for 2 mins remove from the flame.


Garnish it with fresh coriander.


Quick and easy Chickpea stirfry is ready to serve as a side dish for rice or roti’s


Tags: , , , , , , , , ,
You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

Leave a Reply

Website Designed and Developed By Idaksh Technologies