Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Avoid this recipe if you are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself."
- George Bernard Shaw

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I love side dishes like this one. You get everything in one bowl - both starch and vegetable - and full of flavor. You can serve it as a side with another Indian dish, but this is also fantastic with a simple piece of grilled fish.


Curried Chickpeas

Servings: 6 | Serving size: about 1 1/2 cups as a side dish

Cooking Time: 45 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.

This recipe makes great leftovers and keeps well, refrigerated, for 4-5 days.

2 tsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic (minced)
1 Tbsp fresh ginger (minced)
1 large onion (diced)
2 15 ounce can no salt added chickpeas (garbanzo beans) (drained and rinsed)
1 15 ounce can no salt added diced tomatoes
1 tsp curry powder
1 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/4 tsp salt
fresh ground black pepper (to taste)
1/2 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
1 small cucumber (peeled, seeded, and grated)
1/2 tsp dried mint

Place the olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.

Add the garlic and ginger. Cook for about 3 minutes. Stir frequently.

Add the onion and cook for 5 minutes. Stir frequently.

Add the chickpeas, tomatoes, curry powder, garam masala, cumin, salt and pepper.

Reduce the heat until the mixture is simmering.

Simmer for 30 minutes. Stir occasionally,

While the chickpeas are cooking, mix together the yogurt, cucumber and mint. Chill.

When ready to serve, top each serving with three tablespoons of the yogurt mixture.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: about 1 1/2 cups as a side dish

Servings: 6

Amount Per Serving

Calories 198 Calories from Fat 35
% Daily Value
Total Fat 4g 6%
    Saturated Fat <1g 2%
    Monounsaturated Fat 1g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 224mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 31g 12%
    Dietary Fiber 8g 28%
    Sugars 9g
Protein 9g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 19%
Calcium 12% Iron 18%
Vitamin K 7 mcg Potassium 534 mg
Magnesium 60 mg