Spicy Indian chickpeas and Cucumber yogurt salad

Haven't tried this yet, but it looks like a nice vegetarian option.

Spicy Indian chickpeas and Cucumber yogurt salad
Spicy Indian chickpeas and Cucumber yogurt salad

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

6

servings

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

6

servings

Ingredients

  • For chickpeas:

  • 2 1/2

    tbsp veg. oil

  • 1

    med. onion finely chopped

  • 8

    minced garlic cloves

  • 3

    tbsp minced fresh ginger

  • 1 1/2

    tsp grd cinnamon

  • 1 1/2

    tsp garam masala

  • 2

    tsp cumin

  • 1

    tsp grd coriander

  • 1/2

    tsp grd cloves

  • 1/4

    tsp cayenne pepper

  • 2 1/2

    tsp coarse salt

  • 2

    tbsp tomato paste

  • 3-15 oz cans chickpeas, drained, 1 cup liquid reserved

  • 1

    large tomato wedged, for garnish

  • 3

    hot fresh green chilies, sliced, for garnish

  • For yogurt:

  • 1

    cucumber, peeled, seeded and chopped

  • 2

    cups plain yogurt

  • 1 1/2

    tsp toasted cumin seeds

  • 1/2

    tsp coarse salt

  • pinch cayenne

Directions

1. Heat oil in skillet, add garlic, onion and ginger. Saute 5-6 min. 2. Add spices to onion mix and stir 1-2 min., then add tomato paste and cook another few. 3. Add chickpeas plus reserved cup of liquid. Stir and cook, covered, 8 min. then with cover removed for 2 more. Season with salt. 4. Combine yogurt ingredients and serve with chickpeas and naan bread.

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