Saturday, February 27, 2016

Chickpeas Kurma

Chickpeas Kurma

Chickpeas kurma is a rich and tasty dish. Chickpeas is slowly cooked in a rich mildly spiced cashew nut gravy. You can also add other vegetables to the gravy. It pairs perfectly with chapathi/naan
Give this recipe a try...
Chickpeas- 1 1/2 cup
Onion- 1 large
Ginger garlic paste- 1 tsp
Green Chilly -3-4
Chilly powder- 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder- 1/3 tsp
Coriander powder- 1 tsp
 Whole garam masala- cardamon-1, clove- 2
Cinnamon- 1 stick, star aniseed-1
Thick coconut milk- 3/4 cup
coriander leaves- a little
Cashew nuts- 12-15
Fennel seeds- 1/2 tsp

Soak chickpeas for 4 to 5 hours and cook till soft.
Soak cashew nuts and fennel seeds in 1/2 cup of warm water for half an hour(or you can put cashews into boiling water for two minutes,drain and then wash with cold water if you want it quick). Make a fine paste and set aside.
Heat oil in a pan and add whole spices and roast till there is a nice aroma. Add onion,green chilly,salt and saute till it changes color, Add ginger garlic paste,tomato , turmeric powder and fry for a minute. Next add coriander powder,pepper powder,cashew nut paste and saute till the cashew nut paste is cooked and oil separates. Add  chickpeas and one cup of water and simmer till gravy thickens.
Finally add coconut milk and chopped coriander cup of warm water. After one minute switch off the flame.Serve warm.

Try this..
Hope you will all enjoy.


  1. I like the coconut flavour in curries looks delicious

  2. Kurma looks so creamy and delicious, great with some rotis and briyani too..


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