I prepared two dishes with Chickpeas two weekends ago. I didn't have much time to post it until now. Both the dishes use a recipe that is very similar to that of sambar. The difference between the first one and the second one is that I did not use coriander seeds in the latter, when preparing the spice mix.
The first one is called Chickpea Kootu (Chickpea chowder) and the second one is a Chickpea Eggplant Sambar. I added sauteed onions to the Chickpea Eggplant Sambar, although it is optional.
See y'all soon!
PS. My mom used to make the Chickpea and Eggplant Sambar. I can say I learned how to make this dish from her :)