Maintenant en lecture: Buttered Chickpeas: Discover the Easy and Tasty Recipe
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Buttered Chickpeas: Discover the Easy and Tasty Recipe

by Marilyn

🔍 Information Details
⏱️ Preparation time 20 minutes
🍳 Cooking time 15 minutes
⏲️ Total time 35 minutes
🔧 Difficulty level Easy
🍽️ Servings 4 people
🔥 Calories (approximate) Variable

This recipe is inspired by the famous butter chicken, in a vegetarian version. You can't say vegan since it contains real cream and butter, but you could easily replace the cream with coconut milk or another vegan substitute that would give a similar creamy texture, and add nutritional yeast for a slightly “cheesy” taste.

For my part, I am neither vegetarian nor vegan , but I must say that I love meat-free dishes such as legumes, tofu, fish and seafood. I also find it important to offer varied dishes to my 9 year old little boy so that he develops his tastes and opens up to different cultures and lifestyles.

This recipe is a big hit at home. When the Thermos comes back empty from school, it's always a good sign ;).

Here is my adapted (and very simple) recipe for “butter chicken” style chickpeas.



  • 1 medium onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 to 2 colored peppers (red, yellow, orange), cut into squares
  • canola or peanut oil
  • spices: curry, garam masala, crushed peppers (quantities of your choice)*
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 small can of tomato paste (156 ml)
  • 1 to 2 cups of 15% or 35% cooking cream, or coconut milk to taste**
  • 1 C. tbsp wildflower honey
  • 1 can of chickpeas (540 ml) or other legumes
  • 2-3 tbsp. tablespoon of butter
  • basmati rice or couscous to accompany

*For my part, I have a whole curry mixture at home that I grind in a mortar as I need it, as well as a ready-to-use garam masala. I also add a little crushed peppers to give a little spicy taste, which is optional. The quantities to add depend on individual tastes. I put a good 2 tbsp. curry, 1/2 tsp. of garam masala, and 1/2 tsp. crushed peppers.

**I had 35% cream in the fridge this time, but I often make this recipe with coconut milk and it's just as delicious.


Serve on a bed of basmati rice.

Enjoy your food!

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Le garam masala est un mélange d’épices que vous trouverez en épicerie. Il est composé notamment de cardamome, coriandre, cumin, cannelle et muscade. C’est délicieux!


Allô toi, qu’est-ce que du Graham massala et on le retrouve où au juste?
Même chose avec du poulet? Merci belle marilune (c’est le surnom que par, par hasard, je t’ai donné)
Bon week-end 😊


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