Caribbean Tamarind Chickpeas

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Food for Friends

By Levi Roots

Published 2010

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Here’s a recipe that can be both summery or winter warmery! The chillies you choose can be as mean as you like; leave the seeds in if you dare. Serve with plain boiled rice.


  • 1-2 tsp sunflower oil
  • 1 onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped


  1. Pour the oil into a large pan that has a lid and place over a low heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, for 10-15 minutes, until soft. Meanwhile, cut the stalks from the bunch of fresh coriander into small pieces, if using. Reserve the leaves for a garnish, if you like.
  2. Put the ginger, squash, coriander stalks, chilli, rinsed chickpeas