I had one of those days this week after work. I was in a rush, needed something quickly and there was nothing there. I reached in and came out with a tin of chickpeas and a tin of tomatoes. That was it.
I rummaged in the freezer and came up with a pack of frozen sausages.
Right - lets work with this!
I admit some of the spices may be unfamiliar to you but just improvise. Chaat masala you can buy pre-mixed or just substitute for some cumin, mint, ginger and garam masala and urfa chilli flakes can be substituted for any warm smokey chilli such as chipotle (not birdseye as you want a warm not intense heat here). You can buy both either online or from any good middle eastern supermarket (Urfa is Turkish, not Indian in origin).
1 tin chickpeas
1 tin chopped tomatoes
2 cloves garlic (crushed)
2 tablespoons urfa chilli flakes
2 tablespoons crushed fenugreek seeds
1 tablespoon fennel seeds
2 tablespoons chaat masala (amchur, sea salt, cumin, black pepper, coriander, ginger, ajowan, mint, asafoetida)
Oil (for frying)
Salt and pepper
Good handful fresh coriander
Chop your onion finely and fry in a little oil until soft and translucent.
Finely crush your fenugreek seeds and add it to the onion with the crushed garlic, fennel seeds, urfa and chaat masala.
Anyone want to name this for me?