So plainly of us simply by no means tire of recent meals that includes chickpeas and deliciously spiced greens. Although I need to say, I’m not in any respect stunned by this! Judging by a latest ballot I *unofficially* performed on Instagram tales (I simply LOVE asking you guys questions there!) – a hearty chickpea and vegetable-based curry will get upvoted virtually 2-1 over different recipe choices virtually at all times! Seems you guys positively share my tastes. I positively want easier curry recipes in my life too.
This recipe was first rolled out right here at dwelling as a brand new choice for our household Christmas Eve dinner. I do know, you is perhaps considering, Indian meals for Christmas Eve? It’s true, cuz why not? Undoubtedly, it’s not our standard vacation fare, however each from time to time it’s good to shake issues up and do one thing completely different. Particularly when it’s this scrumptious. This Christmas, our household was scorching off a fast journey to Lisbon, Portugal to go to household, and blissful to be dwelling in time for Christmas after a attempting 24+ hours of climate affected air journey. After an excruciatingly irritating journey expertise, we arrived dwelling even just a bit extra grateful than we usually could be to be dwelling. We aren’t actually a ‘journey over the vacations;’ type of household, preferring to hunker down at dwelling with one another versus navigating the annoying expertise of attempting to do something journey associated when your complete world appears to be shifting from right here to there. So, as soon as dwelling secure and sound, all of us agreed to attempt one thing new and luxuriate in some home-cooked consolation meals at its best and to NEVER journey earlier than Christmas ever once more ;).
This recipe is an tailored Aloo Gobi, and I’ve gone somewhat rogue right here and added my favorite chickpeas to this deliciously spicy combination of veggies. It’s fairly tasty if I do say so myself, and I’m blissful to say it’s been on rotation right here at dwelling ever since we tried it that first beautiful night time.
1/4 cup canola oil
1 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp nigella seeds (non-compulsory however yummy)
1 pound yellow-fleshed potatoes, minimize into tough 2.5cm cube
1 medium cauliflower, minimize into florets and chunks of stalks barely bigger than the potato
1 yellow onion, finely sliced
4 garlic cloves, crushed (non-compulsory)
1 tbsp grated ginger
1 796 ml can tomatoes, roughly chopped
2 tsp coriander seeds, toasted in a dry pan and floor (or use floor coriander)
½-1 tsp medium chili powder
½ tsp turmeric
2 small jalapenos, slit alongside their size
1 tsp salt
1-1.5 cups cooked chickpeas, I exploit GRAIN Kabuli Chickpeas
1 tsp garam masala
Juice of ½ a lime
1 bunch of contemporary cilantro, chopped
Warmth the oil in a large pan over a medium-high warmth (I exploit my Staub braiser pan). When it’s scorching, add the cumin and non-compulsory nigella seeds and cook dinner for a number of seconds till they pop, then add the potatoes and sauté till golden. Scoop out with a slotted spoon and repeat with the cauliflower, then scoop this out right into a separate bowl and put aside.
Flip the warmth right down to medium-low, add somewhat extra oil if mandatory, and add the sliced onion. Prepare dinner till mushy and golden however not brown, then stir within the garlic and ginger and cook dinner for a few minutes. Add the tomatoes, floor coriander, chili and turmeric and cook dinner, stirring usually, till the oil begins to pool across the aspect of the pan.
Add the potatoes again in together with the jalapenos and salt, carry to a simmer, flip down the warmth, cowl and cook dinner for 5 minutes. Add the cauliflower and a superb splash of water, cowl and cook dinner till each are tender, stirring often to ensure it doesn’t stick and including extra water if mandatory.
Take off the warmth, stir within the cooked chickpeas and garam masala and go away for 10 minutes, then stir within the lime juice and contemporary coriander earlier than serving and style to regulate salt, including extra if mandatory. Serve with plain basmati, naan or as is with a aspect of plain yogurt. This recipe will solely enhance because it sits, so that you get to stay up for these leftovers.
Full disclosure: I rely closely on high quality grains, beans, and freshly milled flour all through my recipes, and I exploit and advocate the merchandise from the corporate I co-founded, GRAIN all through my posts.