- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 tsp cumin seeds
- 1-2 red chillies, deseeded and chopped
- 1 clove
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- 1 small cinnamon stick
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 onion, finely chopped
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- ½ tsp ground turmeric
- 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- 400g can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
- 1 tsp paprika
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- 1 tsp ground coriander
- 2 small tomatoes, chopped
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- 1 tbsp chopped coriander
Heat the oil in a heavy-bottomed pan. Fry the cumin, chillies, clove, cinnamon and bay leaf together until the cumin starts to crackle. Tip in the onion, turmeric and a pinch of salt. Cook for 2 mins until starting to soften, then add the garlic.
Continue cooking 4-5 mins until the onion is soft, then add chickpeas, paprika, black pepper and ground coriander. Give everything a good stir so the chickpeas are well coated in the spices.
Add the tomatoes and 2 tbsp water. Cook on a medium heat until tomatoes are soft and the sauce is thick and pulpy. Take off the heat and sprinkle on the coriander.