Tea and Ginger Simmered Chickpeas

Chai Patte Waali Chana

Preparation info

  • Serves

    6

    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

660 Curries

By Raghavan Iyer

Published 2008

  • About

This may seem like a fusion dish if you are not familiar with some of India’s regional curries. However, ask a northeast Indian about chickpeas in brewed tea, and he or she will nod in that oh-so-Indian way and rattle off many other tasty and unusual concoctions that use the region’s world-famous tea leaves. Darjeeling’s black tea is the cabernet of teas, with unparalleled body, aroma, and color in each hot sip. When added to sauces, it imparts, in addition to color and aroma, a slight perf