Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Hot Chilli Chickpeas in 5

Although I love cooking and creating lovely food in my little kitchen, its the last place I want to be on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon. Its that time of the week where I do not want to do anything, just laze on the couch (if that's possible with an overactive 2 year old), watch some British television, chomp on some freshly made popcorn, or on some ready made shop bought tapas and just unwind or chill out!

However, if I do get requests for this particular snack (hubby loves it!! and requests do come in thick and very often :)) ....Im quite  happy to make it, as I can whip it up within 5 minutes....oh yes you heard me right :)  5 minutes from start to finish! No compromise on taste and flavour, it is a very good and healthy snack, wonderful accompaniment to drinks and best of all, so simple to make. All you need is a ready can of cooked chickpeas, some some basic ingredients and thats it!! 

If ever you have surprise guests and have nothing to serve them, pull this one out as a quick appetiser, and beam like a pro!!

I often tend to vary the spicing, sometimes I use plain Kashmiri chilli powder, other times I substitute it with the Mangalore Bafat powder or the Mangalore Bunt Chilli powder. You could substitute it Sambhar powder if you wish. Just play around with the flavours till you discover your thing.

If you loved this recipe why not try a few more of my very own and much loved Express Weekend recipes, the Chilli Wings, Chilli Pork RibsQuick and Simple Prawns Ghee Roast, Simple Hot and Spicy Beef Curry, Easy Peasy Oven Baked Spicy Lady Fingers and Sauteed Cabbage with Chilli, Ginger and Coconut.

If you did enjoy making or eating any of my recipes I would love to know of it. Please do drop me a line at carol@ticklemysenses.com or leave me a Comment at the end of this post. So look forward to hearing from you.

Yours in taste,
Carol Pereira


Sia | Monsoon Spice said...

Carol, you just reminded me of good old days when I hardly knew cooking and this was one recipe (both using kabuli channa and black channa) that I used to make for K with different spice mixtures. :)

divya said...

Totally drooling here !!! This looks amazing :)

Carol Pereira said...

Thanks supriya :) sometimes the simplest of foods are the best :))

Carol Pereira said...

Thanks divya :) hope you do try and enjoy !!