chickpea curry


1 onion
1 tbsp oil
1 tsp tumeric
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tbsp finely-chopped fresh ginger
1 tsp ground coriander
1-2 tbsp tamarind paste (to taste)
1 large leek
1 can drained chickpeas
1 tin tomatoes
lemon or lime juice


  1. Finely chop the onion. Clean the leek and chop it into 3cm chunks. Heat the oil in a heavy-based saucepan and add the onion and leeks with the spices and cook until the onion is soft, the leeks are starting to soften and the mixture aromatic.
  2. Stir in the chickpeas, cook for a few minutes and then add the tomatoes. Continue to cook until the chickpeas have cooked down a little and thickened the sauce and the leeks are cooked through. Add lemon juice to taste.

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