Saturday, 2 June 2012

Spiced Chickpeas (Talippu)

Chickpeas can be a healthy and tasty snack. Here's a nice and simple way of spicing your regular can of chickpeas into a moreish nibble, using talippu, or spice mix.

1 can of chickpeas, drained (if using dried chickpeas, soak overnight and boil until they are cooked)
½ onion, sliced
1 stalk curry leaves
2-3 dried chillies
1 teaspoon spice mix (mixture of mustard seeds, fenugreek and fennel seeds)
Salt and pepper

Fry onions, curry leaves, dried chillies and spice mix is a tablespoon of oil over low heat to release the flavours. When the onions are brown, add the chickpeas and season. Heat through for three minutes and serve. It’s great as an appetiser or snack.

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