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Kurkure Chana (Chickpeas)

Chickpeas are high in protein, fibre, folate and zinc. They even help in weight loss. Whether you boil them, roast them, toast them or add in curries, they are one versatile legume which everyone loves.

One of my student told me that she had a Chickpea Starter dish at a party and she liked it so much that she wanted me to teach her how to make it. I asked her a few details about that starter and I tried to make one similar to that and I taught her in the next cooking class.

Here is the recipe. So guys, try this easy and quick starter dish for your next party. I have used canned chickpeas which saves the time of cooking. If you have the time, you can soak chickpeas overnight and cook them in pressure cooker for 30 minutes and proceed with the same method of cooking. So, lets get started.


Kurkure Chana (Chickpeas) Recipe

Prep time: 5 mins Cook time: 10 mins Total time: 15 mins

Author: Curry for the Soul

Recipe Type: Party Starter dish

Cuisine: Indian

Serves: 6


  • 1 can chickpeas

  • ½ capsicum cut into stripes

  • 4 tbsp Canola or any vegetable oil

  • 1 bowl spring onions

  • 1 green chilli, slit

  • 2 whole dried red chillies

  • 1 tsp ginger, minced

  • 1 tsp garlic, minced

  • 1 tsp coriander powder

  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder

  • 1 tsp mustard seeds

  • 1 tsp cumin seeds

  • 10 curry leaves

  • ¼ tsp asafoetida

  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves

  • 2 tbsp tomato sauce

  • Salt to taste


  1. Open the can and wash the chickpeas thoroughly 3-4 times.

  2. Drain them in a colander and then pat them dry on a kitchen towel

  3. Heat 4 tbsp Canola oil and shallow fry the chikpeas until crisp & golden brown and keep them aside.

  4. In the same pan add mustard seeds

  5. When they crackle, add cumin seeds

  6. Add 2 whole dried red chillies, 1 slit green chilli, 1 tsp each ginger-garlic paste and sauté until the raw smell disappears

  7. Add asafoetida and 10 curry leaves

  8. Add spring onions and sauté for 2 minutes

  9. Add 1 tsp coriander powder, ¼ tsp turmeric powder and salt

  10. Add 2 tbsp tomato sauce and mix it well

  11. Add the capsicum strips and stir

  12. Now add the fried chikpeas and mix them well with the spice mixture

  13. Switch off the flame

  14. Garnish with coriander leaves

Enjoy Kurkure chickpeas as a starter or as a side dish and don’t forget to share it as sharing is caring.

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