Chickpea Curry and Onion Tarka

Chickpea Curry and Onion Tarka

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  • Recipe difficulty: Easy
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  • Serves: Up to 4 people
  • Course: Main dishes

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Serves 4
Using Kenwood Slow Cooker or Curry Cooker


  1. To prepare the chickpeas - soak in double the volume of water for 8-24 hours. Drain and place in a large pan. Cover again with water to twice the volume, bring to the boil and cook for 12-15 minutes. Skim off any scum and drain. Place into the Curry cooker.
  2. Heat the butter and oil in a frying pan and stir-fry the onions and garlic until brown, add the mustard seeds, coconut and chilli. Cook for a further 30 seconds.
  3. Add the stir-fried ingredients to the chickpeas in the Curry cooker and stir in the coconut milk and curry paste.
  4. Cook for 1 hour.
  5. To prepare the tarka: Heat the oil in the frying pan, add the onions and fry over a low heat until crisp.
  6. Serve the curry with the tarka on top.


225g dried chickpeas
25g butter
20ml olive or vegetable oil
2 onions - sliced
2 cloves garlic - crushed
75g grated fresh coconut
3 green chillies - deseeded and chopped
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
1 tablespoon mild curry paste

For the onion tarka
1 onion - finely sliced
20ml vegetable oil

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