By Keith Floyd
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.
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