Meatless Meat with Chickpeas

This meatless meat or vegan meat is the latest craze in town, but I really don’t understand why it has to be so expensive! Anyway, when I saw this in the local supermarket, I just had to try it. If you recall, I had tried the other latest craze called Impossible Beef and made kheema with it. So I thought, why not try another brand and do something different.

I thought hard about how I wanted to cook this meatless meat and saw the can of garbanzo/chickpea beans in the pantry and felt it might be a good combo. I always keep a can of garbanzo/chickpea beans for a rainy day, as you can quickly cook up a curry with it, as the chickpeas are precooked. Plus, I have come across so many baking recipes calling for aquafaba liquid (made from chickpea water) if you want your cake/muffin/cupcake to be vegan.

I guess next on my baking list will be to finally get around to bake something vegan and use this aquafaba liquid. Can’t wait!

Ingredients

  • Onion – 1 large, diced
  • Garlic – 1 clove, minced
  • Green chilli – 2, chopped
  • Tomato – 1 large, chopped
  • Chickpea – 1 can, washed and drained
  • Meatless meat – 1 pkt, any brand of your choice
  • Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  • Chilli powder – 2 tsp
  • Cumin powder – 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 2 tsp
  • Salt
  • Oil
  • Coriander leaves – for garnishing

Method

  • In a wok, heat some oil and when hot, sauté the onions till translucent.
  • Add the chopped green chilli and minced garlic and stir well for 2 mins.
  • Next add the tomatoes and fry till pulpy.
  • Add the turmeric powder, chilli powder, cumin powder and coriander powder and stir well.
  • Now add the meatless meat and stir well to combine. You may add 1/4 cup water if you find it too dry.
  • Add the chickpeas and salt and stir well. Adjust the taste accordingly.
  • Switch off the flame and garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Serve hot with rice or chappati.

If you make this recipe, I’d love to see your pics on Instagram and do tag @bakezbyshobz and hashtag it #bakezbyshobz

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