C3- Crispy Chilli Chickpea

Cooking vegetarian items is tough especially for us who love to eat meat. In my case though I can go without meat for a week or two maximum but instead I require onion and garlic to bless my food. Here in India Vegetarianism are of 2types
  1. You are a complete vegan with a strict no consumption of meat, egg, fish, onion or garlic in your stomach doors.
  2. You are a semi vegan(as i call) where you get a narrow escape by allowing yourself to consume food made by adding onion and garlic.
Though I am a complete non vegetarian sometimes due to some auspicious celebrations and ceremonies I too have to compromise myself with the Class 2.
This recipe is one of the best tasting vegan recipes that I have tried till date. It has a crispy, tangy, and smooth texture inside your mouth when you taste it. The best part being you can enjoy this recipe with rice, roti or just as an evening snack.

Making this recipe is very easy and little effort is required. So here are the ingredients and procedure:

  1. 200gms of Boiled Chickpea
  2. Salt to taste
  3. 1tbsp Sugar
  4. 4 Green chilli chopped
  5. 1/2 Capsicum chopped
  6. 1 1/2 tbsp black pepper powder
  7. 1 tbsp soy sauce
  8. 1 tomato paste or puree
  9. 2-3 tbsp of flour.
  10. 2-3 tbsp of vegetable oil
  1. Boil the chickpea and coat it with flour. Keep it aside. in pan.
  2. Heat vegetable oil in a pan and let it heat up.
  3. Add the chickpea and fry it till it develops a golden crust, do not overdo it or make it red in colour.
  4. In a blender add the tomato puree, pepper powder, green chilli, sugar,soy sauce and blend into a smooth paste. 
  5. Drain the oil from the chickpea and keep it aside again in the pan.
  6. Add the tomato paste mix along with the bell pepper or capsicum.
  7. Add salt to taste. Wait till the paste starts extracting water.
  8. Now add the chickpea and stir the entire paste along with the peas for about 3-4 mins.
  9. Serve it hot with anything you like. 

Tip: Add 1 tbsp of onion paste and 1 tsp of garlic paste to make it more tasty.

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