Tomato and chickpea curry with potato and pea cakes

  • Prep: 20m
  • Cook: 20m
  • Serves: 2

This is pure comfort in a bowl, perfect for chillier autumn nights. A rich tomato sauce with chunky chickpeas then little bits of tasty and soft potato and pea balls.


  1. To make the balls: chop up 1 onion in to fine pieces. Add 2 tbsp olive oil to a frying pan and cook on a medium heat for a few minutes until soft. Add 1tsp cumin seeds, 1 tsp ground coriander and 1 tsp mustard seed and stir until fragrant.
  2. Add the cooked potatoes, salt, pepper & peas to a large bowl then add in the onions. Mix to combine Chill or an hour to firm up a little. Add olive oil to a large pan, heat to a medium heat then scoop up small balls and add to the pan. Fry on a medium heat – flipping occasionally brown on both sides. Set aside.
  3. To make the curry: Add the oil to a large frying pan and heat to a medium heat. Add in the mustard seeds. When they start to pop add in the cumin seeds, coriander and chilli flakes. Stir for a few seconds then add in the onion. Fry for approx 8-10 minutes until soft and browning. Add in the garlic and ginger and stir for another few minutes, then add in the chopped tomatoes. Cook for a further 5-6 minutes then add in the water & chickpeas. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. To serve: add the balls to the curry and drizzle with my delicious green herby dressing.


All to be sourced organic where possible

  • To make the potato & pea balls
  • 2 cups cooked organic potatos
  • 1 onion chopped finely
  • 1 cup peas – frozen and defrosted or fresh
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • Twist black pepper
  • For the Tomato and chickpea curry
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp black mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp chilli flakes
  • 2 cloves garlic sliced
  • 1 knob ginger grated
  • 6 organic tomatoes chopped
  • 1 can organic chickpeas – drained
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • Twist black pepper
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