Spanish Style Chickpeas

Spanish Style Chickpeas

From   Firangi Tadka

Prep: 9 hours

Cook: 25 minutes

Method: Easy

Course: Main Course

Type: Spanish

Key Ingredients:

Chickpeas cooked in Spanish style - goes well with bread to make a wholesome snack


  • Chickpeas (kabuli chane), boiled 2 cups + 2 tbsps
  • Olive oil / vegetable oil 4 tbsps
  • Garlic cloves, finely chopped 4
  • Bread slices 2
  • Cooking liquour as required
  • Salt to taste
  • Cumin seeds 1 tsp
  • Red chilli flakes 1 tsp
  • Spinach, finely chopped 1 cup


  • To make picada, heat 2 tbsps oil in a non-stick pan, add half the garlic and 2 tbsps boiled chickpea and saute. Break bread into small pieces and add with 2 tbsps cooking liquour and mix.
  • Cook on high heat for 2-3 minutes. Add salt, mix and set aside to cool.
  • Put this mixture into a mixer jar and grind. Add 2 tbsps cooking liquour, mix and transfer into a bowl.
  • Heat 2 tbsps oil in another non-stick pan, add remaining garlic, cumin seeds, chilli flakes. Add 2 cups chickpeas and mix. Add picada and 1 cup cooking liquour and mix gently so that the chickpeas do not break. Cook on high heat for 5 minutes.
  • Add spinach and salt and mix till the mixture thickens.
  • Serve with bread or chapatti.