Indian Lettuce Bowls

A popular Indian side dish


  • 2 baby gem lettuce (remove the leaves, wash and pat dry)
  • 1 tin cooked chickpeas (drained and washed)
  • 2 shallots (finely chopped)
  • 2 tblsp patak’s balti paste
  • 0.50 tomato or 3 cherry tomatoes (finely chopped)
  • 1 tblsp fresh coriander (chopped)
  • 2 tblsp plain thick yoghurt
  • juice of ½ lime
  • 0.50 green chilli (finely chopped, optional)
  • 1 tblsp vegetable oil
  • salt, to taste


  1. Heat the vegetable oil in a pan and add the shallots and green chilli (if using).
  2. After 1 minute add the Patak’s Balti Paste.
  3. Sprinkle in some water to prevent the spices from burning.
  4. Cook for 2 minutes before adding the chickpeas and stir well.
  5. Add a few tablespoons of water if the mixture looks too dry.
  6. Cover and allow to cook for 10 minutes, stirring every few minutes.
  7. Squeeze in the lime juice, taste and adjust the seasoning.
  8. Fill the lettuce leaves with a heaped tablespoon of spiced chickpeas.
  9. Top with a little yoghurt, tomatoes and finally sprinkle with coriander.
  10. Simply delicious!


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