Chickpea Korma with Spiced Rice

Prep Time:
10 minutes

Cook Time:
25 minutes

Total Time:
35 minutes


Chickpea Korma with Spiced Rice

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Introducing a tasty recipe for Chickpea Korma with Spiced Rice! This flavorful dish combines tender garbanzo beans in rich korma sauce, served alongside aromatic spiced rice.

To begin, heat a small pot over medium heat and add a touch of pure olive oil. Sauté the chopped onions for about 5 minutes until they become soft and translucent. Then, add minced garlic, white basmati rice, ground cinnamon, ginger, cumin, crushed red pepper and lime zest. Allow the rice and spices to toast for 5 minutes, releasing their aromatic essence. Pour in 1 cup of water and continue cooking the rice according to the instructions on the packaging. Once cooked, remove the pot from heat and gently stir in raisins, toasted almonds and a sprinkle of chopped cilantro, creating a flavorful and textured spiced rice. Transfer the rice to a serving bowl, reserving it for later.

While the spiced rice is cooking, take a nonstick sauté pan and place it over medium heat. Add the drained and rinsed garbanzo beans, allowing them to cook for approximately 5 minutes until they are heated through. In a separate small bowl, whisk together the korma sauce and the remaining 1/4 cup of water. Pour the sauce over the garbanzo beans and continue cooking for an additional 10 minutes, stirring frequently until the sauce thickens and coats the beans beautifully.

Now it's time to bring everything together. Pour the flavorful garbanzo beans over the spiced rice, creating a harmonious combination of textures and flavors. Garnish the dish with the remaining chopped cilantro, a sprinkle of raisins and almonds for added visual appeal and a drizzle of fresh lime juice to brighten the flavors. Finally, season to taste with ground sea salt, ensuring a perfect balance of flavors.

The result is a scrumptious Chickpea Korma with Spiced Rice that will delight your taste buds and transport you to the enchanting world of Indian cuisine. The combination of tender garbanzo beans, aromatic spices and the fragrant spiced rice will create a truly satisfying meal. Enjoy this culinary masterpiece that celebrates the vibrant flavors of India in the comfort of your own home.



  1. In  small pot, heat oil over medium heat.
  2. Add onions and sauté for 5 minutes. Add garlic, rice, cinnamon, ginger, cumin, crushed red pepper  and lime zest. Toast rice and spices for 5 minutes. Add 1 cup water, continue cooking according to packaging instructions.  Remove from heat and stir in raisins and almonds, sprinkle with ¼ cup chopped cilantro. Reserve in serving bowl.
  3. Meanwhile, in a nonstick sauté pan over medium heat, add garbanzo beans. Cook for 5 minutes.  In a small bowl, whisk together korma and remaining 1/4 cup water. Pour sauce over garbanzo beans and cook for 10 minutes or until sauce is thickened, stirring frequently.
  4. Pour garbanzo beans over rice and garnish with remaining cilantro, raisins, almonds and desired amount of lime juice. Season to taste with salt.

Recipe Courtesy of Chef Audrey, ALDI Test Kitchen


Calories 590 Total Fat 14g Sodium  560mg Total Carbohydrate 99g Fiber 4g Sugars 22g Protein 19g

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