Black Chickpeas – 250 gms

Tomatoes – 4-5

Ginger – 1 small piece

Green Chillies – 3-4

Red Chili Powder – 1 tbsp

Coriander Powder – 1 tbsp

Garam masala powder – 1 tbsp

Gram Flour (Besan) – 2-3 tbsp

Cumin Seeds – 1 tbsp

Ghee/Oil – 4-5 tbsp

Salt to tastea

Coriander leaves – 1 bunch finely chopped


Soak the black Chickpeas in water for 6-8 hours.

In a pressure cooker add water and once hot add the soaked Chickpeas (discard the water it was soaked in) and cook for 6-7 whistles.

In a mixie add the tomatoes, ginger and green chillies and grind them into a fine paste.

In a kadai heat oil and once hot add Cumin seeds and saute for a couple of minutes.

Now add the gram flour and saute for a minute.

Now add the tomato paste, red chilli powder, Coriander powder and garam masala powder and mix well. Let this cook for a few minutes till the raw smell goes.

Now add the cooked Chickpeas and salt and mix well.

Let this simmer for 5-6 minutes Now add the Coriander leaves and mix well.

Yummy Black Chickpeas Curry is now ready!!!