This is a slight variation on one of the earliest recipes featured here on Lisa's Kitchen. That was back in March of 2007, the very first day my blog went live. Yes, I have been sharing my kitchen experiments for over 7 years now.
Why do I continue to do so? I'm certainly not getting rich from it, except if you consider many of the lovely folks I have met through my ventures here. The food — that's what it is all about. Of course, I don't make something different each time I cook, but starting Lisa's Kitchen certainly expanded my horizons. So while pursing my passion for cooking I am able to share with others who also believe a healthy vegetarian diet is important, but it has to be delicious too.
Before I started blogging, this recipe was often on the menu, and if there is one regret that I do have about maintaining this space is that many cherished tried and tested recipes don't make their appearance on the table as often any more — oh, and I often have to wait for dinner because I am trying to take photos of the food. But one can only eat so much in a given day, and with all of the cookbooks lining my shelves and bookmarked recipes from other sites, well, nothing more needs to be said really, except that this is a classic recipe that works especially well if you make your own garam masala and chat masala.
That is another thing that I have learned from years of cooking Indian food — there is no comparison between store-bought spice blends and ones that are made in the comfort of your own kitchen.
What I especially like about this simple and flavorful dish, apart from the spicing, is the sour and tart flavor from the lemon, onion and ginger. Adding most of the onion, chilies, ginger and the juice at the end enhances the dish further in terms of texture and flavor.
|Spicy Sour Chickpea Masala|
|Recipe by Lisa Turner|
Published on May 27, 2014
Classic spicy chickpea curry with a bold, fresh, tart and sour flavor from adding onions, chilies and ginger marinated in lemon juice at the very end
Other spicy Indian chickpea dishes to try from my vegetarian kitchen:
Kashmiri Chickpeas with Mushrooms
Chickpeas Smothered in a Tangy Tomato Gravy
Chickpeas in a Creamy Coconut Tamarind Gravy
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