Shrimp with Rice and Chickpeas

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Appears in
Floyd's Great Curries

By Keith Floyd

Published 2004

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Chickpeas are grown extensively in India, where they form an important part of the diet for vegetarians. Here they are added to rice and shrimp for a meal in one.


  • 20 large raw shrimp, shell on
  • vegetable oil, for frying
  • 1 onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 4


Remove the heads and shells of the shrimp, leaving the tails on, and cut a slit down the back of each one. Take out and discard the black vein that runs through the shrimp. Set the shrimp aside.

Heat some vegetable oil in a large skillet and cook the onion and garlic until browned, then add the cardamom, cumin, and chiles and cook for a few minutes.

Stir in the rice until it is