Adapted from here, this is a quick to make high-protein snack that’s perfect for those 4 pm cravings. I always have a bag of boiled chickpeas (black /white) in my freezer, so this took me exactly 7 mins from start to finish to make a single portion of this snack. But if you have soaked the kala channa (or black chickpeas) to make Sundal / Chole etc, do try this out once you have boiled the channa thoroughly (cooked but not mashed).
Thanks to Valli for this theme, I was also very pleasantly surprised to discover that Mauritian cooking is predominantly vegetarian and on this reference blog and many others, I ended up bookmarking many Vegan and vegetarian dishes to try in the future too 🙂
Personally, it was a very satisfying snack for me and I most certainly will make it again. I love the simplicity and ease of such snacks and I am sure my husband will also like it, albeit with a lot more spice 🙂
Other recipes with Chickpeas on this blog:
Flourless Chocochip Walnut Brownies with Chickpeas (Vegan and GF)
Qabooli-Aloo Chaat(GF, Vegan Cold Salad with Potato and Chickpeas)
Let’s get to the recipe.
Gram Bouilli (Bouilli pronounced as Bwee, which means boiled)
Mauritian Chickpea snack – GF and Vegan
Prep time – 5 mins, Cook time – 5~7 mins, Serves – 1
Boiled Black Chickpeas – 2/3 cup
Fenugreek / methi seeds – 1/4 tsp
Onion – 1 small (minced fine)
Paprika / Chilli powder – 1/2 tsp
Salt – to taste
Olive oil – 1 TBSP
Curry leaves , green chillies – chopped fine (to taste)
Garnish – Lemon juice (opt.) + Chopped Coriander leaves
In a pan, heat oil and saute onions, Add chillies, fenugreek seeds and paprika, saute for 30~45 seconds. Add salt, boiled chickpeas and give it a good stir.
now add the curry leaves and adjust spice / salt. Finish with lemon juice (if using) and chopped coriander. Serve hot/warm as a snack or a side.
Sending this to BM#96 under “Cook from Countries in Southern Hemisphere” theme