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#Foodie Wednesday – Chickpeas, Potatoes, Puri

(I’m glad to say still sticking with this regular post)

My mum always says you can only eat something if your name’s written on it. What does she mean by that? Growing up I remember countless occasions when mum would cook up a dinner, we’d get a knock on the front door and it’s one of her friends. She’d insist on them to stay for dinner, and afterwards mum would say that a particular portion was in the destiny of that person to consume.

The case of the ticking hobs

Last week my wife had decided on cooking a meal which consisted of masala chickpeas, gunpowder potatoes and Puri (fluffy chapatti which is fried). We love that combination at home so were looking forward to it. However the very morning our cooker started making a continuous ticking noise. It happened a few years back and that meant a deep clean of the gas hobs. (Note: we clean down our cooker every other day so don’t want you thinking otherwise 😋). No matter how much we cleaned the ticking noise continued, albeit intermittent. So we persisted throughout the day and this meant the planned meal left on hold and us seeking a take out. An overnight dry time fixed the problem.

The moral….

We were intent on cooking and eating this dish but weren’t destined to and had to wait. Like mum would say.

Masala chickpeas (left), gunpowder potatoes (right), puri (centre)

Ingredients and Instructions

There are a number of recipes online for cooking these dishes so I’ll share my firm favourites as links below.

Gunpowder potatoes | Puri’s | Masala Chickpeas



Someone trying to rip through the normality of life and expand a few horizons.

6 thoughts on “#Foodie Wednesday – Chickpeas, Potatoes, Puri

  1. I have no idea what chick peas and gunpowder potatoes are.
    Americans in the midwest have very pedestrian palates.

  2. I made something similar to this, but curried chick peas with curry powder, masala and tumeric… never tried the gunpowder potatoes, but I’ll give it a try

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