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Chickpea chole

by Christina Julia

Chickpea chole

Serves: 4-6 Prep Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )


  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2.5cm/1in piece of fresh root ginger, grated
  • 4 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 2 teaspoons chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 2 x 425g/14oz cans cooked chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 400g/14oz canned chopped plum tomatoes
  • 11⁄2 teaspoons Demerara sugar
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 4 tablespoons torn fresh coriander leaves
  • salt


  • Heat the oil in a heavy saucepan. Add the onion, garlic and ginger,
    and sweat over a gentle heat, stirring frequently, for about 5 minutes
    until softened.
  • Stir in the ground cumin, coriander, chilli powder and turmeric, and fry
    for 2 minutes until aromatic. Add the chickpeas, tomatoes and sugar.
    Season with salt, and stir to combine the ingredients. Cover the pan and
    simmer the curry gently, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes.
  • Stir in 1 tablespoon of the lime juice and the torn coriander leaves, and
    heat through for a further 2 minutes. Taste the curry and add the
    remaining lime juice and more salt if necessary. Serve hot.

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