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Spicy Chickpea Chole

A spicy masala chickpea curry that fits into the GI diet.



  1. If using dried chickpeas, clean and soak overnight in warm water. Next morning rinse and add boiling water to saucepan and add chickpeas. Boil for an hour until finger soft, drain and leave aside.
  2. In another saucepan heat oil, add seed spices and allow to sizzle.
  3. Add onion and sauté lightly, add remaining spices, tomato and peppers and cook for 5-6 minutes.
  4. Add chickpeas, stir and simmer for 6-8 minutes.
  5. Add garnish (fresh cilantro or coriander) and serve warm with whole wheat chapatti's or brown basmati rice.
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Nutrition summary:

There are 244 calories in 1 serving of Spicy Chickpea Chole.
Calorie break-down: 20% fat, 62% carbs, 18% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 53
Calories 244
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 5.86g 9%
  Saturated Fat 0.738g 4%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 1.8g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 2.488g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 59mg 2%
Potassium 747mg  
Total Carbohydrate 39.86g 13%
  Dietary Fiber 10.8g 43%
  Sugars 9.32g  
Protein 11.31g  
Vitamin A 70% Vitamin C 632%
Calcium 35% Iron 105%
of RDI*
(244 calories)
12% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
Carbohydrate (62%)
Fat (20%)
Protein (18%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories