Saturday, January 2, 2010

Quick Chickpea Curry

I got this out of the Everyday Food Magazine this month (thanks, Angela for the AWESOME Christmas gift again!). I wanted to try it for 2 reasons. 1. I love Indian food, and 2. It was allergy-kid friendly. It was delicious and very filling! My husband said this is a definite do-over. The other reason I like this meal is because it's inexpensive. You can buy the two cans of chickpeas for roughly $1.40. Add that plus an onion, rice, and what you use of your spices and you can feed your entire family for under $3.00! I served this over rice (1 and 1/2 -2 cups rice to 3-4 cups water). I also buttered and sprinkled garlic salt over pita bread and warmed that in the oven on 350 for 10 minutes. The pita bread is a nice side to use for scooping the curry!
Serves 4-6

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large yellow onion, diced small
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon curry powder
1 cinnamon stick, 3 inches (I substituted this with 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon)
1 pinch of ground cloves
2 cans (15 ounces each) no-salt-added chickpeas, rinsed and drained
3 tablespoons ketchup
1 teaspoon course salt
1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
2 cups water
chopped cilantro and lemon wedges (optional), for serving

  1. In a large straight-sided skillet, heat oil over medium0high. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until dark brown around edges, about 6 minutes.
  2. Add garlic, curry, cinnamon, and pinch of cloves and cook, stirring until fragrant, 30 seconds.
  3. Add chickpeas, ketchup, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and 2 cups of water.
  4. Bring to a boil; reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook 20 minutes.
  5. Uncover and increase heat to medium0high; cook until sauce is slightly reduced, 5 minutes.
  6. Serve topped with cilantro, with lemon wedges along side if desired.


Ruth said...

ooh, that looks really good. I love curry. The kids will have to deal. Maybe I'll bribe them to try some if they can eat a hotdog afterward. Thanks for another awesome idea!

Rachel said...

we made it tonight. yummy! it makes me want to get more creative with my chick peas!

teebs said...

This is delicious. Thanks for posting! I made this once from the magazine and couldn't find the recipe anywhere. It was very delicious. I served it with lime and cilantro:) mm.. i'm looking for more chick pea recipes too. they're delicious.

Anonymous said...

My kids like to call this "Neha food". It's that good.