- In a large non-stick skillet over medium heat, cook the onion in the oil until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the ginger and garlic and cook for 2 minutes. Add the spices and tomatoes. Cook for 1 minute while stirring. Add the chickpeas and water. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer for 15 minutes. With a potato masher, mash 1/3 of the chickpeas to thicken the mixture. Let cool for 5 minutes.
- Place the samosa halves on plates and top with the chickpea curry. Garnish with the tomato, cucumber, onion, cilantro and chutney, then add a dollop of yogurt.
Samosas are small, triangle-shaped Indian fritters that are stuffed with vegetables or meat and deep-fried. They are available fresh or frozen in some grocery stores or South-Asian specialty shops. Since their size can vary, feel free to double or triple the quantity of samosas in this recipe.