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Paraati Chana - Indian chickpeas with split peas (vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, egg-free)



4 portion(s)


  • 125 g Chickpeas, Soaked overnight in water
  • 65 g Chana dal, (Or yellow split peas)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 cm ginger
  • 1 fresh chilli
  • 10 g fresh mint leaves
  • 1 Brown onion, quartered
  • 2 very ripe tomatoes
  • 1 heaped teaspoon salt


  • 1 tsp Ground Coriander
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala
  • 1.5 tablespoon tamarind puree, (Or lemon juice)

Recipe's preparation

    Paraati Chana
  1. 1. Drain soaked chickpeas and put in a medium saucepan with 750mL water. Boil, then cover and gently simmer for 1hr. 


    2. Add chana dal (or yellow split peas) and simmer covered for 2hrs. Set aside. 


    3. Put garlic, ginger, chilli, mint and 3 tbsp water in tmx and blend speed 7 until blades run freely. Scrape down sides of bol and rpt until a paste is achieved (around 3x). Set aside.


    4. No need to clean out bowl.

    place onion in tmx and chop 5sec Speed 5. Scrape down, add 1tbsp oil and cook 3min on Varoma, speed 1.


    5. Add tomatos and chop 5sec Speed 5. Scrape down side of bowl. Cook 6min, 100'. Speed 1, MC removed


    6. Add onion mix to chickpeas, mint mix to chickpeas and remaining ingredients. Stir well to mix. Cover and cook on low for 30mins. 


    7. Serve with vegetables, and if desired some yoghurt


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- you can double or triple the recipe, the cooking times remain the same


- I found chana dal in the Indian section of my local supermarket

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  • if using canned chickpeas is

    Submitted by sgrace on 19. November 2014 - 09:14.

    if using canned chickpeas is there no need to boil? 

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  • Absolutely divine. The only

    Submitted by emilynamnik on 10. August 2014 - 23:19.

    Absolutely divine. The only thing I'd change is to make double!

    I just realised the squares of caramel slice I grabbed from the freezer for dessert were also your recipe tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • This recipe blows my mind. So

    Submitted by Wholefood Mumma on 6. February 2014 - 21:03.

    This recipe blows my mind. So few ingredient, such amazing flvours.

    Cooking. As it hould be. 

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