Tea-steeped chickpea pot

Preparation info
  • Serves:


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      50 min

Appears in
Pimp My Rice: Over 100 inspirational rice recipes from around the world

By Nisha Katona

Published 2017

  • About

This is one of India’s favourite go-to comfort dishes. It is traditionally served with bhatura or puri – classic Indian deep-fried breads. ‘You should open a restaurant and serve just this and puri,’ barked my ma, ‘and you will do very well, mark my words.’ So I did, and tea-steeped chickpeas are one of our biggest sellers.


  • 1 tbsp strong tea leaves
  • tbsp sunflower oil
  • 2


Boil 480 ml/16 fl oz/2 cups water and add it to the tea leaves. Leave to steep.

Heat the oil in a large