Cream together the butter, fresh coriander, lime zest and seasoning. Spoon onto greaseproof paper and roll up into a sausage shape. Place in the freezer.
Heat oil in a pan, then fry onion for 2-3 mins until softened. Add pepper, garlic and 1 chilli. Cook for
2-3 mins, stirring, then add ground coriander and
cumin and cook for a further min.
Stir in chickpeas and stock. Bring to the boil, then simmer, uncovered, for 15 mins. Whizz with a hand blender until smooth. Return to the pan to heat through. Stir in the lime juice, then season. Serve topped with a slice of the butter, remaining chilli and fresh coriander. Serve with warm pitta bread.
Recipe from Good Food Vegetarian Christmas magazine, December 2006