Chickpea Apple Curry

Yes, you read the title right. I realized that Granny Smith (green) apples marry well with our Indian spices. My first experiment was with making a chutney, Andhra style, Green Apple Pickle

Then recently, when I was looking for some interesting recipes from celebrity chefs, I landed at Martha Stewart's space and found this curry very interesting.

My older one's reaction after I told her that since she wasn't eating her fruits regularly, I made this curry with apples was "What?? I should have known you would do something like this!!". But since she liked the curry and had multiple servings of it, she couldn't say anything much :).
And the husband happily ate the curry thinking it was potatoes! Apart from the curry, we enjoyed the laughs arising out of it!
So here it is for Day 3 of  BM #33.

Chickpea Apple Curry

Ingredients - 

Oil 2 tsp
Ginger-Garlic paste 1 tsp
Onions, chopped 1/2 cup
Tomato puree 1/2 cup (I used Pasta Sauce)
Chickpeas / Kabuli Chana soaked,boiled 2 cups (Canned chickpeas work too)
Green Apple chopped 1/2 cup
Salt, Red Chilli Powder and Garam Masala Powder as needed
Lime Juice as needed
Cilantro (Coriander leaves) chopped 2 Tbsp
Yogurt beaten 1/2 cup

Method Of Preparation -

In a stock pot, heat oil, saute ginger-garlic paste and onion until translucent.

Add the tomato puree, salt, red chilli powder and garam masala. Let it cook for about 2-3 minutes.

Add the chopped apple and boiled chickpeas.

Cover and let it cook for about 10 min.

Remove from fire and squeeze in lime juice.

Mix in beaten yogurt just before serving.

Pairs well with Rice or Roti.

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 33.

Preparation Time 20-25 min
Serves 3-4


  1. Unknown Says:
  2. wow thats an very unique and interesting combo :) looks so inviting dear !!

  3. Chickpea with apple sounds delicious ! Wonderful curry...

  4. Anonymous Says:
  5. new combination for me.. the curry looks soo yumm..

  6. preeti garg Says:
  7. Chickpeas with apple, sound interesting.

  8. Swathi Says:
  9. Delicious chickpea apple curry Harini. I am leaving the link of my new site,please visitZest South Indian Kitchen

  10. Priya Suresh Says:
  11. Love the addition of apples here,very inviting curry.

  12. Pavani Says:
  13. Adding apple to curry sounds very interesting. Since it is kid approved, it must have tasted amazing.

  14. Looks gr8 ...

  15. I love your daughter's reaction. Green apple works great in savory dishes. In fact,I just posted today a cabbage dish I did with apple

  16. lovely combo. Looks very inviting.

  17. I too love to make savory dishes with apple and they in fact work great. Lovely subzi recipe!

  18. jayanthi Says:
  19. That's really interesting to know. Apples in curries. Thanks for this tip.

  20. Srivalli Says:
  21. Wow that's so good..once Amma mada apple dal and nobody could find it I think apple does mingles well with indian spices..:)

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