Saturday, January 19, 2008

Spicy Chick-pea Snack


Can of chick-peas (garbanzo beans) drained 1 (400g)

Medium potatoes 2

Medium onion 1

Tamarind paste 2tbsp

Water 6tbsp

Chilli powder 1tsp

Sugar 2tsp

Salt 1tsp

Fresh green chillies, chopped 2

Fresh coriander leaves


Place the chick-peas in a bowl.

Using a sharp knife, cut the potatoes into dice, Place the potatoes in a saucepan of water and boil until cooked through. Test by inserting the tip of a knife into the potatoes – they should feel soft and tender. Set the potatoes aside.

Using a sharp knife, finely chop the onion. Set aside until required.

Mix together the tamarind paste and water. Add the chilli powder, sugar and salt and mix again. Pour the mixture over the chick-peas. Add the onion and the diced potatoes, and stir to mix. Season to taste and add chilli and coriander to it. Transfer to a serving bowl.

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