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So I have just cleaned out my cupboard to find 3 tins of Chickpeas. Ideas please

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AnyoneForPimms Thu 02-Jul-09 10:45:16

Just sorting through my kitchen cupboards and have found 3 tins of chickpeas.shock

Anyone any ideas what yummy things I can make with them please? grin

schneebly Thu 02-Jul-09 10:46:28

make some hummus and some curry?

GuessWhatIAmANameChanger Thu 02-Jul-09 10:48:34

Falafel - yum grin

AnyoneForPimms Thu 02-Jul-09 10:48:55

Any recipes?

Useless cook blush

TheProvincialLady Thu 02-Jul-09 10:49:03

Yes definitely houmous. Also spicy tomato sauce for pasta. Or just open the tin, nick a few at a time and discover that the tin is almost empty (or is that just me?hmm)

MangoJuggler Thu 02-Jul-09 10:49:12


can you juggle?

TheProvincialLady Thu 02-Jul-09 10:50:22

Houmous - put your chickpeas in the foo processor with a couple of cloves of garlic, the juice of half a lemon and a good tablespoon or two of tahini depending on how you like it. Whizz it up with some olive oil and black pepper until it is the consistency you prefer.

cyteen Thu 02-Jul-09 10:57:09

Spicy chickpeas

5 tbsp Vegetable oil
2 medium Onions -- peeled and chopped
8 Garlic cloves -- peeled and minced
1 tbsp Ground coriander seeds
2 tsp Ground cumin seeds
1/4 tsp Ground cayenne pepper - or more
1 tsp Ground turmeric
6 tbsp Red-ripe tomatoes -- (finely chopped, skinned) -- fresh or canned
2 tins of chickpeas
2 tsp Ground roasted cumin seeds
2 tsp paprika
1 tsp Garam masala
1/2 tsp Salt (or to taste)
1 tbsp Lemon juice (or more)
1 Fresh hot green chili-- minced
2 tsp Fresh ginger-- (very finely grated)

Heat the oil in a wide pot over a medium flame. When hot, put in the minced onions and garlic. Stir and fry until the mixture is a rich medium brown shade. Turn heat to medium low and add the coriander, cumin, (NOT the roasted cumin), cayenne, and turmeric. Stir for a few seconds. Now put in the finely chopped tomatoes. Stir for a few seconds.

Now put in the finely chopped tomatoes. Stir and fry until the tomatoes are well amalgamated with the spice mixture and brown lightly. Add the drained chickpeas and 1 cup water. Stir. Add the ground roasted cumin, amchoor, red pepper, garam masala, salt, and lemon juice. Stir again.
Cover, turn heat to low, and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove cover and add the minced green chili and grated ginger. Stir and cook, uncovered, for another 30 seconds.

This is one of my favourite recipes ever, really delicious, cheap and healthy. Also it gets more tasty if you leave it in the fridge overnight, and freezes well.

MrsMattie Thu 02-Jul-09 11:01:38

The easiest chickpea tagine in the world, and it is delicious.

To serve 4 people:

1 can chickpeas
1 can chopped tomatoes
1 onion
large handful of sultanas
1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon of ground cumin
2 cinnamon sticks

Dice the onion and soften in some oil in a large frying pan/saucepan. Keep the heat fairly low.

Add the spice and stir around for about a minute, being careful not to let the spices burn (so keep the heat low).

Add the drained can of chickpeas and stir around.

Add the can of tomatoes, the sultanas and the cinnamon sticks, plus about 1/2 cup of water.

Put a lid on the pan and bring to the boil, then simmer for around 30 mins.

Good with flatbreads, rice or cous cous and a big green salad.

Bettymum Thu 02-Jul-09 11:07:46

You can make a lovely spicy chorizo casserole with chickpeas. Use a heavy bottomed pan if you have one.
Soften a chopped onion in some olive oil (5 mins or so stirring on a medium heat).
Slice a chorizo sausage and add to the onion, you can add a pinch or two of paprika if you like too. Stir around for a few minutes. Then tip in a couple of tins of drained chickpeas (leaving you one tin spare to make hummus) and a can of tomatoes, and simmer for maybe 20 minutes or so. Lovely with a bit of crusty bread and a crunchy green salad. I sometimes chuck a bit of red wine in and drink the rest while I'm eating it (I share it with DH of course ). It's quite rich so you'll have leftovers.

AnyoneForPimms Thu 02-Jul-09 11:37:22

What lovely ideas. You are all making me so hungry grin

Will make some hummouis today as I have all of the ingredients.

I want to try them all...keep them coming please.I may have to buy more grin

AnyoneForPimms Thu 02-Jul-09 15:31:09

Just made the hummous..Yummy smile

Millie1 Thu 02-Jul-09 15:58:26

Jamie's chicken korma ... delicious although you do need Patak's korma paste, coconut milk, ginger etc. Worth it though!

MangoJuggler Thu 02-Jul-09 16:08:46

hup hup hup

<showy overhand trick>

pantshavenames Thu 02-Jul-09 16:12:57

Fry bacon, 5 tomatoes, 1 onion, 1 garlic.
Add 3 tins of chickpeas and some basil. Stir.
Decant into oven proof dish.
Top with copious amount of cheese.
In oven for 30 min until 'golden and crispy' on top.

Honestly- really nice.

weegiemum Thu 02-Jul-09 16:17:17

Oh cyteen I have that exact recipe which I got from a friend at Uni in about 1989! Its gorgrous. We call it "Sophie's Magic Chickpeas" and eat it OFTEN!

AnyoneForPimms Thu 02-Jul-09 16:38:35

Nice mangos grin

AnyoneForPimms Thu 02-Jul-09 16:40:01

Do you have the recipe for Jamie's korma Millie1

AnyoneForPimms Fri 03-Jul-09 07:03:59

Liitle bump for the korma recipe please grin

plantwoman Fri 03-Jul-09 15:46:53

can you make hummous without tahini?
I want to make some for DD's tea, she is 7 months.
What would I use instead?

BelleSeuss Fri 03-Jul-09 15:51:12

Not sure plantwoman but my 8mth old just wolfed down the chickpea tagine!

lilolilmanchester Fri 03-Jul-09 23:30:04

I was clearing out my cupboards recently and found various tins of beans/pulses. Not sure whether you're vegetarian or not - we aren't - so have been adding to stews and casseroles. Works well, makes the meat go further too.

janeite Fri 03-Jul-09 23:32:12

yes you can make it without tahini: it will be fine for a baby but maybe lacking in flavour somewhat for adults.

kif Fri 03-Jul-09 23:32:20

there's a gorgeous recipe on this site calle 'ceci' something or other. It;s kinda lasagna shard cooked in mushed chickpeas - but far better than that sounds.

Curiousmama Fri 03-Jul-09 23:32:40

I'm stealing some of these recipes I love chickpeas.

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