Friday, 18 January 2013

Chick Peas Stir Fry

Well I was planning on a diet where in I wanted to avoid rice and roti for a few days and go ahead with  just vegetables and fruits. I wanted to include chickpeas, peas etc... in my diet. I am not very fond of chick peas sundal. So tried this different dish which I as well as H liked very much and it was yummy to eat plain without rice or roti. Please do try this. I feel this would be a nice accompaniment for roti also.

Chick peas - 200 grams
Onions - 50 grams
Tomatoes - 25 grams
Coriander powder - 3 grams
garam masala powder - 2 grams
chilly powder - 3 grams
salt and turmeric powder - to taste
Oil - 5 grams
mustard - 3 grams
coriander leaves - few


  • Soak the chick peas in enough water for about 8-10 hours or overnight.
  • Pressure cook the chick peas with salt and turmeric powder for about 4 whistles.
  • Chop the onions and tomatoes into small pieces.
  • In a kadai pour oil, add the mustard. Once mustard splutters, add the chopped onions.
  • Fry until the onions turn translucent. Now add the chopped tomatoes.
  • Add all the spice powders mentioned in the ingredients and the needed amount of salt for onions and tomatoes.
  • Mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes until the tomatoes are cooked.
  • Now add the cooked chick peas. Mix well and cook for another 2-3 minutes so that the onion-tomato mixture and the chick peas blend well.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.

Chick peas stir fry is ready!!!

Note: I have used very less spices since I wanted to eat it plain. Please increase the amount of spices if this needs to be an accompaniment for roti.

Linking this to favorite-recipes-event-lentil


  1. I am really hungry and this is a wonderful snack-tummy filler. I love chickpeas very much and ur pic is drool worthy

    1. I am having this for breakfast for the past two days and believe me you dont feel hungry for the next 4 hours...

  2. Does it not make us feel gassy???? Kudos to ur strict diet plan

  3. I like your chickpeas stir fy, I can try with my roti. Thanks for sharing Favorite recipes event: Lentil/Legume/Beans