Healthy Recipes

Indian Roasted Tomatoes, Chickpeas & Chilli

September 21, 2021

Yield
Serves 4
Prep Time
10mins
Cook Time
30mins
Difficulty Level
3 / 5

As simple as its name suggests, this fiery Indian recipe does not require more than ripe tomatoes, chickpeas and spices – but bursts with fragrance and flavour, especially when balanced out with a lean protein of your choice. Here’s to an authentic Asian twist to your healthy and diet-friendly meal!

Ingredients

PICK-YOUR-PROTEIN (CHOOSE ONE)

Steps

01.

Preheat oven to 200 C. Line a large oven tray with baking paper.

02.

Line a large tray with a clean tea towel. Spread chickpeas on tray to absorb excess moisture.

03.

Cut chillies in half lengthways, keeping the stalks attached; remove and discard seeds. Combine mustard and cumin seeds, chilli flakes, turmeric, oil and curry leaves in a large bowl. Add chillies and chickpeas; season. Toss gently to combine. Spread mixture out over lined oven tray. Top with extra curry leaf stems.

04.

Rub your choice of protein with garam masala; season with salt and pepper. Cook chosen protein.

CHICKEN

01.

Place chicken on top of chickpea mixture. Bake, turning occasionally, for 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and chillies are tender. Add tomatoes for the last 10 minutes of cooking time.

LAMB

01.

Place lamb on top of chickpea mixture. Bake, turning occasionally, for 15 mins or until lamb is cooked to your liking and chillies are tender. Add tomatoes for the last 10 mins of cooking time.

HALOUMI

01.

Bake chickpea mixture, turning occasionally, for 15 mins until chillies are tender. Add tomatoes for the last 10 mins of cooking time. Heat the 1 tbsp oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat; cook haloumi for 1 min each side or until golden. Top tomato and chickpea mixture with haloumi.

02.

Serve roasted tomatoes and chickpeas with chosen protein (thickly slice lamb, if using) and yoghurt.

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