Tamarind Chickpeas -

I ordered this dish in an Indian restaurant years ago and I loved it so much that I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it! Finally I decided I needed to recreate it! Here it is! It is great as a simple supper served with some warm naan bread or over basmati rice. You can also have it cold, the next day in your lunch box.

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  • Rating:   5
  • Prep.:  5 min
  • Cook Time:  15min


  • 1 Tsp. Vegetable oil
  • 1 Onion, peeled and sliced
  • 1 Tsp. Ground Cumin
  • 1 Tsp. Ground Coriander Seeds
  • 1 Tsp. Sriracha
  • 3 Tbsp. Tamarind Paste
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • 2 Tbsp. Brown Sugar
  • 2 cups Chickpeas
  • 1/2 Cup Yogurt (Optional)
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste


  1. In a skillet over medium high heat, add the vegetable oil with the sliced onion. Saute for about 5 minutes. Add in the cumin, coriander, salt, pepper and sriracha. Sauté for 2 minutes more.
  2. Add in the chickpeas and the brown sugar, tamarind paste and water. Mix well. Bring to the boil and allow to cook for about 5 minutes stirring occasionally.
  3. To serve, place in a large bowl and top with yogurt if desired.


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