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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Indian chickpeas with potatoes in coconut milk

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 This is really great served with a Mango/raisin chutney which you can find in the grocery stores. The basic recipe I have here http://nannykimsrecipes.blogspot.com/2011/06/chickpeas-in-coconut-milk.html
But I made some additions. Both ways are nice

 It is from the cookbook called, "Indian".

Serves 4

Ingredients:

generous 1 cup water
10 oz/280 g potatoes, cut into 1/2 inch cubes (or whatever!)
3 small sweet potatoes (This is an addition to the original recipe)
14 oz/400 g canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed well
generous 1 cup canned coconut milk (I just used the whole can--about 14 oz)
1 tsp salt
2 tab oil
4 large garlic cloves, finely chopped or crushed
2 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp ground turmeric
1/2-1 tsp chili powder
fresh spinach (this is an addition to the original recipe
juice of 1/2 lemon (good without)

Indian bread, to serve (optional) I use rice
ME_mango chutney with raisins

Method:

1. Pour water into pot with potatoes. Bring to boil and reduce to low and cooked covered about 6-7 minutes or until al dente. Add chickpeas and cook, uncovered for 3-4 minutes, until the potatoes are tender. Add coconut milk and salt and bring to slow simmer (I got rid of the water and used all of the coconut milk  or get rid of most of the water and use the coconut milk)

2. Meanwhile heat oil in small pan over low heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until it begins to brown. Add the coriander, turmeric, and chili powder and cook for 25-30 seconds.

3. Fold the aromatic spiced oil into chickpea mixture. Stir in the fresh spinach letting it wilt. Stir in the lemon juice if desired and remove from heat. Serve immediately with bread or rice. Great served with mango raisin chutney.

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