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Delicious Indian Butter Chickpeas Recipe – Vegetarian

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Dig through your pantry and you can probably unearth the ingredients for this Indian Butter Chickpeas recipe.

This is also a great time to clean out that pantry. I finally broke down and sorted and organized mine the other.

I had no idea the things that were hiding in the back of it. I mean, seriously, I could create at least 3 days worth of dinner from found items.

indian butter chickpeas

Anyways, this recipe calls for a variety of spices and while you could probably opt out of one if you don’t have all of them you could always use a curry spice mix instead. It will work just as well.

I definitely wouldn’t cheat on the coconut milk though. It gives it an added sweetness that is characteristic of this dish. If you can find canned that is best because it’s thicker than the carton coconut milk.

indian butter chickpeas

However, because going to the store is challenging right now you can use half and half with a sprinkle of sugar instead.

Hey, during these weird times we have to be flexible, especially when it comes to cooking.

indian butter chickpeas

Indian Butter Chickpeas Recipe

Indian Butter Chickpeas Ingredients

1 Can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
3 Tbsp butter
1 Onion, chopped
1 Garlic clove, minced
2 Tsp ginger
1 Tsp cumin
1 Tsp paprika
1 Tsp garam masala
Pinch of cinnamon
1 Cup crushed tomatoes
½ Cup coconut milk
Chopped cilantro
Salt and pepper to taste

Indian Butter Chickpeas Directions

In a large saucepan over medium heat melt the butter. Add the onion and cook until translucent, around 15 minutes. Add garlic, ginger and spices and cook stirring constantly for around 2 minutes.

Add the crushed tomatoes and finish breaking them up in the pan with the help of a wooden spoon or spatula.

Pour the coconut milk and add salt and pepper to taste.

Bring to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes.

Stir in the chickpeas and cook for 10 more minutes, stirring occasionally.

Serve over rice and top with chopped cilantro (If you must, lol. Personally, I don’t use cilantro on anything, but would happily use parsley.)

For some extra flavor punch, squeeze a bit of lime juice on top just before serving to give them a zing but that’s totally optional.

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