Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Deviled Chickpeas

 This is one of my sister's favorite quick snack foods or potluck dishes to make. She recently made this dish for a church potluck and everyone went crazy for it.  So I had to catch up to the demands for the recipe and put it on the blog as soon as possible.  This is really a quick recipe and although it's called "deviled", you can make it as spicy or mild as you like. It's a great protein packed dish that can be eaten hot or at room temperature so it is great for a party.  So if you have some cans of chickpeas in your cupboards, think about getting a little devilish with them.

3 (15oz) cans of rinsed and drained chickpeas
1 medium onion chopped
3-6 dried red chilies
1 tsp mustard seed
1 tsp cumin seed
1 tsp paprika
red chili flakes to taste
10-12 curry leaves
1 cinnamon stick (1inch)
salt to taste
1-2 tsp of canola oil

Heat oil in a large wok or frying pan (nonstick).  Once heated add chopped onions, some salt and curry leaves then saute for 2-3 minutes.  Next add the chili pods, cumin seeds, mustard seeds and red chili flakes saute for another 2 minutes.

 Then add the rinsed and drained chickpeas and paprika and saute with all the other ingredients.
Season with more salt and taste.

Serve hot or at room temperature.  Enjoy.

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