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Indian-Style Chick Peas

What you need: 

1 large onion, chopped coarsely
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon each cumin,
2 cans chickpeas (about 3 1/2 cups I think)
juice of 1/2 lemon
3 tablespoon no-fat tomato paste (if I can't find this, I boil down tomato sauce until its thickened)
2 teaspoon peanut butter

What you do: 

Saute onion and garlic in nonstick pot until slightly browned. Add Indian spices and cook about 30 seconds, or until spices start to give off wonderful smells and turn slightly brown. Add chick peas WITH HALF THEIR LIQUID if canned, with some cooking broth if cooked from scratch. Add lemon juice and tomato paste. Cook about 10 minutes, to let chickpeas heat through. Stir in peanut butter and cook a few minutes more. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve over rice.

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Also know as "CHOLA" one of the greatest dish you can have...the streets of delhi is full of the carts of chola batoora( kindly of deep fried chapati)


This is the best recipe for chickpeas I've ever tried (i've tried lots). I used ketchup instead of tomato paste, I recommend doing this.

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This recipe is awesome good!!!  I don't know much about the nuances of Indian cuisine, all I know is that this is a meal to make in bulk and reheat whenever hunger strikes.  It tastes delicious, is convenient, inexpensive, and quick.  My veg hating boyfriend even gives this 5 stars.

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