Indian butter chickpeas. A comforting curry that doubles down on the wow factor. Crispy chickpeas simmered in rich and creamy butter sauce to create a protein-rich delicious side dish for your next meal.
Vibrant color, creamy sauce, crispy chickpeas: This isn’t your run-of-the-mill chickpea curry recipe.
It’s time to give your restaurant favorite butter chicken a vegetarian makeover. With deliciousness at the forefront, this Indian butter chickpeas recipe is all about crispy chickpeas simmered in creamy sauce cooked right in your kitchen. .
Trust me, this vegetarian version of your favorite curry is incredibly delicious. To pull it off, I borrowed a few ideas from my favorite butter chicken curry, and gave it a quick and easy vegetarian twist.
Ahead, the recipe for Indian butter chickpeas that’s totally out of this world.
Start with frying chickpeas alongside ground fenugreek, garam masala, and a touch of salt and pepper. To do this, heat up a little oil in a large pan, and toss chickpeas in the spices. For the chickpeas, you have two options – canned or dried.
Both are equally delicious, but it all depends on how much time you have. With dried chickpeas, you’ll need to soak them overnight, and cook them prior to frying with the spices. If you are time poor, go with the canned chickpeas option.
Once the chickpeas are lightly crispy and get a light golden hue, remove from the pan. We’ll add these chickpeas into the rich sauce at a later stage in the cooking process.
Rich, creamy, vibrant sauce
Who said comforting curries are just for winter? The vibrant sauce of this curry is apt to celebrate the goodness of chickpeas in spring and autumn (fall) too.
To make this rich sauce, fry up some onions until they turn soft and translucent. Stir fry some garlic and ginger followed by sautéing the spices. Next up, the ingredients that make this sauce vibrant and delicious. Tomato paste, cream, yogurt and milk. Mix everything together and simmer with fried chickpeas, a light sprinkle of garam masala and coriander (cilantro) leaves.
Complete the meal with fluffy rice, naans or even crusty bread. Check out these ideas:
- Butter Naan
- Garlic Naan | Garlic Butter Flavored Flatbread
- Bullet Naan
- Malabar Paratha | Kerala Parotta
- Lachha Paratha | Layered Paratha
- Saffron Rice
- Ghee Rice (Neychoru)
- Ginger Capsicum Fried Rice
- Five Color Pulao | Panchranga Pulao
More chickpea recipes:
- Crispy Chickpeas
- Coconut Chickpea Curry
- Mediterranean Chickpea Salad
- Kadala Curry | Black Chickpeas Curry
- Sweet Potato Chickpea Curry
- Chickpea Masala | Easy Chana Masala
- Easy Chickpea Burgers
- Besan Chilla | Besan Cheela | Chickpea Pancakes
- Mysore Pak | Chickpea Fudge
- Chana Chat | Healthy Chickpea Salad
- Easy Vegan Chickpea Korma
- Chicken Chickpea Curry