15 most delicious chickpea recipes 15 most delicious chickpea recipes

Protein Powerhouse: 15 Delectable Chickpea Recipes to Elevate Your Meals

Indulge yourself with finger-licking chickpea recipes. Many delicious chickpea recipes can be made with chickpeas. Here are the top 15 chickpea recipes which are easy to make and contain no meat. Add these flavorful chickpea recipes to your daily meal.

1) Chickpea Masala (Chana Masala)

A 100% vegan and instant pot chickpea recipe that is easy to cook and delicious to eat with your whole family. 

Step 1:- You need to soak 1-2 cups of dried chickpeas overnight and boil them until they are tendered. Try to mesh a chickpea. If it does mesh, you are ready to cook Chana masala.

Step 2:- Then make masala for the Chana masala. For making masala add some olive oil in a pot and put 1 bay leaf, 2 cloves, and cinnamon, then add 2-3  onions and saute it till it’s golden. Add 1 tablespoon of ginger and garlic paste.

Step 3:- Add 3 -4 tomatoes and sprinkle some salt. Let tomatoes cook properly. Then add 1-2 tablespoons of salt (as per taste), 1- 2 red chili powder, 1-2 tablespoons of garam masala, 1 tablespoon of cumin powder, and 1-2 tablespoons of coriander powder. Add some meshed chickpea to the puree (2-4 spoons); it will enhance the taste of Chickpea masala.

Step 4:- Add cook chickpea to the pot and stir it with masala. Add 1-2 cups of water to the mixture. Cover the lid, sim down the flame, and leave it for 10-15 minutes until the mixture is thickened. After 10-12 minutes, your Chana masala is ready.

Step 5:- Add some fresh coriander and lemon juice. This will burst your taste buds. You can serve Chana masala with side dishes like Naan or rice.

2) Chickpea Chat (Chana Chat)

It’s one of the crispiest chickpea recipes you have ever tasted. One can consume this while traveling or during a study break.

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Step 1-: Add canned chickpeas to a bowl.

Step 2-: Add some pink salt, a little black pepper, fresh herbs, and 1 tablespoon of red Kashmiri chilly powder. This will make spiced chickpeas.

Step3:-Add 1 chopped onion, 1 chopped tomato, 1 green chili, some coriander, and 1 tablespoon chat masala. Mix it well, and then add 1-2 tablespoons of lemon juice. Your chickpea chat is ready to eat.

3) Chickpea Salad

Are you craving a light lunch and easy meal prep? Do not worry; these chickpea recipes, including chickpea salad, are filled with all the nutrition calories.

Step 1:-Boil 2 cups of French lentils and chickpeas.

Step 2-: Add 1 tablespoon salt, peppery arugula, red pepper, avocado, and fresh herbs. This will make spiced chickpeas.

Step 3-: Add some fresh vegetables, feta cheese, 2 tablespoons of lemon, 1 minced garlic, clove, 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil, 1 tablespoon of honey, and freshly ground pepper.

Step 4:- Combine them, toss the mixture, and your chickpea salad is ready to eat.

4) Chole Bhature

One of the most delicious and mouth-watering recipes you have ever tasted, which will soon become your comfort food.

Chole bhature

Step 1-: Soak 2 cups of chickpea overnight for 7-8 hours.

Step 2:- Boil the chickpea, ensuring they are tender and well-cooked.

Step 3:- For the masala, Add olive oil in the pressure cooker, 1-2 chopped onions, 2 tomatoes, 3-4 green chilly, 2 tablespoons of ginger and garlic paste, amchur powder, cumin powder, 1/4th tablespoon, and 4-5 tablespoons of grind chickpea.

Step 4:-Add boiled chickpeas to the pressure cooker with 2-3 cups of water. Cover the lid and let the chickpeas cook for 10-12 minutes. Garnish it with some coriander.

Step 5:- To make bhature – Add 2-3 cups of all-purpose flour, sugar, salt, soda, and curd to a bowl. Mix everything and make a dough. Leave the dough for 30-40 minutes, and the dough is ready.

Step 6:- Divide the dough into 6-7 sections, making small balls of each section.

Step 7:- On the other side, add some oil to the pan, heat the oil, then roll each section of the dough round to make Bhature. Then add a rolled section into the heated oil, and cook it till the bhatura is lightly golden.

Step 8:- Put chole and bhature on a plate with onion and green chili. You can also make Puri or crust bread as a side dish.

5) Hummus

Hummus is an easy chickpea recipe to make. This full-of-flavor recipe is one of my favorite chickpea recipes.

Easy Hummus Recipe - Better than store-bought!

Step 1:- Add 2-3 cups of canned chickpeas, garlic, cumin seeds, lemon zest, 1-2 tablespoons of lemon juice, and pink salt to a bowl.

Step 2:– Put them into the blender and blend all the ingredients for 4-5 minutes. Check the consistency every 2 minutes and prepare it in a thick and creamy consistency. Your hummus is ready.

Step3-: Put hummus in a container and store it in the refrigerator for future use.

6) Chickpea Wrap

A recipe that takes only 10 minutes to prepare and is both delicious and healthy to eat.

Step 1:- Take a bowl and add some boiled chickpeas and sweet potato (optional). Then add tomato paste, garam masala, cumin, chili, and garlic paste and squeeze half lemon, lemon zest, and salt to make it a vegan chickpea recipe. You can use vegan yogurt or mayo. Mix it nicely until the chickpeas are covered with spices.

Step 2:– Take a wrap sheet and add some lettuce, cucumber, tomato, and chickpea mix. Fold up the edges and roll it over while pressing it over.

Step 3:– Fry until the wrap is golden brown. You can have this wrap with hummus dip.

7) Chickpea Dosa

It’s a plant-based protein recipe and is one of the best chickpea recipes for a weeknight dinner.

Step 1:- Take 1/2 – 1 cup of dried chickpeas, and soak them overnight for 7-8 hours. And take 1/4 – 1/2 cups of rice, and soak them overnight for 6 hours.

Step 2: Grind them into a fine batter after soaking them overnight.

Step 3:– Let them ferment for 6-8 hours. After 6-8 hours, it will become a thick paste. Add some salt for taste and 1-2 cups of water, and mix it well.

Step 4:– Heat the pan and drizzle 1 tablespoon of coconut oil into the pan. Add chickpea dosa batter to the pan, and spread the batter all over the pan in a round shape. Your high protein-packed Dosa is ready.

Step 5:- Serve it on a plate with hummus or chutney.

8) Coconut Chickpea Curry

This is one of my good-to-go chickpea recipes. It is one of the easy chickpea recipes that I have ever cooked.

Delicious Coconut Chickpea Curry
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Step 1-: Take 2 cups of chickpeas, rinse them and leave them in water for 8-9 hours overnight. Cook dried chickpeas in a pressure cooker. Add 5-6 cups of water and some salt, and 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil to the pressure cooker. Make sure chickpeas are soft.

Step 2-: Add some olive oil to the pan, 1-2 chopped onions, 2 tablespoons ginger garlic paste, 1 tablespoon salt, ground cumin, garam masala and paprika, and 2-3 diced tomatoes. Cook for 4-5 minutes until the tomatoes are soft. Add cooked chickpeas and 1-2 cups of coconut milk, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, and 1 tablespoon of maple syrup. Add garlic beans (optional) on a slow flame for 10 minutes.

Step 3-: Serve chickpea recipes with chapatis, lachha paratha, or crusty bread as a side dish.

9) Chickpea Patties

Chickpeas are a great source of plant-based protein packed with multiple health benefits. The chickpea patties recipe is an easy meal to have quick lunch or snack with the entire family.

Step 1:- Soak chickpeas overnight (or 6-7 hours before cooking time). Boil and then blend them for coarse consistency with 1 boiled, mashed sweet potato, and mix them in a bowl.

Step 2:– Put 2 tablespoons of oil and 1-2 tablespoons of ginger garlic paste into a pan.

Step 3:– Add this mixture to the chickpea mixture bowl. Add 1-2 chopped green chili, 1/2 tablespoon of cumin powder, 1/2 tablespoon of chili powder, cumin powder, garam masala, chopped coriander, and salt. Add 5-6 tablespoons of bread crumbs. Mix it well.

Step 4:- Make small balls of the mixture and press the mixture with your palms to give shape to the patties mixture.

Step 5:- Add oil and cook the patties for around 4-5 minutes on each side on medium heat. You can make veggie burgers with these patties to make them more delicious or add different sauces to your veggie burgers.

 chickpea patties
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10) Chickpea and Chorizo Hash

One can find chickpeas easily in their pantry staples. Chickpea and Chorizo hash is one of the breakfast chickpea recipes. Start your day by eating this healthy and gluten-free dish.

Step 1:– Heat 4-5 tablespoons of vegetable oil in a pan. Add 7 oz of fresh chorizo and crumb the chorizo evenly. Let the chorizo caramelize. Add mashed chickpea and salt.

Step 2:– Add 1 onion and 1-2 garlic cloves, and saute this mixture on medium heat. Add 4 eggs and pepper. Put a lid on the pan. Cook it for 5-6 minutes.

Step 3:- Add your dish to the pan; to make it more delicious, add roughly cut avocadoes and spring onion to your dish.

11) Chickpea Soup

Everyone loves chickpea soup recipes. They are probably the most demanding recipes in the winter. Here is one for you.

Step 1:- In a frying pan, heat the oil. Sauté for 1-2 minutes with the bay leaf and garlic.

Step 2:– Mix the chopped onion; add boiled potatoes, chopped spring onions, and carrots, and mix for 3-4 minutes in the pan.

Step 3:- Add tomato puree and cook until the tomatoes are soft.

Step 4:– Stir in the salt, dried herbs, paprika powder, and cumin powder for 3-4 minutes in the pan; continue to cook until the mixture reaches a boil. Add fresh peas, boiled chickpeas, and boiled chickpeas water. Bring the mixture to a boil and keep it there for 5-7 minutes.

Step 5:- Mix sugar and parsley. Place the soup in serving bowls.

12) Chickpea Fritters

These protein-filled chickpea fritters will satiate your hunger and provide enough calories.

Healthiest fritters
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Step 1:- Take 1 cup of can chickpeas, add 4 tablespoons of all-purpose flour, and 1 tablespoon of sugar and blend them.

Step 2:– Put the mixture into a bowl and add some black pepper, pink salt, red chili powder, cumin powder, and flax seed meal. Mix it well.

Step 3:- Make small balls of this mixture and dip them in the milk and then in the bread crumbs.

Step 4:– Put them in the microwave to bake. Take them out of the microwave after 10-15 minutes.

13) Espinacas Con Garbanzos

This chickpea recipe is good for digestion and an excellent replacement for meat.

Spanish Spinach and Chickpeas - Espinacas con Garbanzos Recipe

Step 1:– Add a tablespoon of oil in a medium heated pan, 1-2 sliced onions, and ginger garlic paste; stir it well.

Step 2:– Add 1/2- 1 cup tomato puree, then add salt, paprika, red chili powder, cumin powder, and garam masala and stir them well.

Step 3:- Add boiled spinach after 3-4 minutes. Later, add boiled chickpeas to the pan.

Step 4:- After cooking for 5-6 minutes, the dish is ready to be served.

14) Crispy Chickpeas

You can easily make crispy chickpea recipes, store them for 7-8 days, and have them as a snack.

Your good-to-go snack
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Step 1:– Take boiled chickpeas.

Step 2:– Add 1-2 tablespoons of oil, red chili powder, salt, chat masala, and garlic powder, and mix them well in a bowl.

Step 3:- Pour the mixture into the microwave sheet pan evenly.

Step 4:- Let roasted chickpeas for 20-25 minutes.

Step 5: Add coriander and lemon juice to the crispy chickpea.

15) Chickpea Sandwich

This chickpea recipe offers you a healthy amount of protein and nutrition.

"tuna" sandwich made with chickpeas. what do you think? #shorts #sandwichrecipe #chickpeas

Step 1:– Take a bowl, add boiled chickpeas and mesh them. Add some chopped celery, onions, and some pickles. Add mashed sweet potatoes, ground cumin, red onion, salt, creamy avocado, feta cheese, peppery arugula, red pepper, chili powder, and cheese (optional).

Step 2-: Take mayo, vinegar, and 2 tablespoons of lemon juice to make the sauce. Add salt and pepper with a little water if needed, then whisk the mixture.

Step 3:– Add the sauce into the chickpea recipe bowl, mix it all and marinate them in the refrigerator for 30-35 minutes.

Step 4:- Make a garlicky toast.

Step 5:– Add some fresh veggies, roasted cauliflower, the toast, lettuce, and chickpea mixture to the toast. Your healthy recipe is ready to eat.

Step 6:– Grill this sandwich in a sandwich griller if you want.

These chickpeas recipes will leave a taste on your tongue forever. You can make them for gatherings and parties. Chickpea is vegan, rich in protein, and forgets, not to mention super delicious.

You can also check out some traditional Canadian dishes here.

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