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Manipuri Spicy Chickpea snack

Kelli Chana (Spicy Chickpea snack)

Author: Pavani
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Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 50 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: manipur
Servings: 4 serving


  • 2 cups Chickpeas - cooked (or use 1 16 oz. can, rinsed and drained)
  • 1 Onion - medium, chopped
  • 2 Tomatoes - medium, chopped
  • 1 Ginger " - grated
  • 2 cloves Garlic - minced
  • 1 tsp chili powder Red (adjust as per taste)
  • 2 Green onions - chopped
  • 3 tbsps Chives Chinese - chopped
  • 2 tbsps Black sesame seeds - roasted and ground
  • 1 tbsp Cilantro - chopped, for garnish
  • to taste Salt


  • Heat 2tbsp mustard oil in a pan; add onions and cook until they start turning lightly brown around the edges. Add the ginger and garlic; cook for 1~2 minutes.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes and cook until mushy.
  • Next add the red chili powder and salt. Mix well. Add some water if the mixture looks too dry. Cook for 3~4 minutes.
  • Add the chopped Chinese chives and ground black sesame powder; cook for 2~3 minutes.
  • Finally garnish with chopped green onions or cilantro and Enjoy!!


Manipuri Spicy Chickpea snack
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