Time to turn up the heat for #heidandeat this week 🔥 - “Chickpea Curry” with quinoa and a side rainbow carrots.
- 2 finely chopped garlic cloves
- 1 diced green capsicum (green pepper)
- 2 diced tomatoes
- 2 cups veggie stock
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1 tbsp curry powder
- 1/4 tsp chilli flakes
- finely chopped chives
- 1 can chickpeas (drained/rinsed)
- Rainbow carrots
In a deep pan, cook off garlic and capsicum in OO for few mins. Add tomatoes, curry powder and chilli flakes. Stir everything together so everything is well coated. Add veggie stock and chickpeas to the mix. Simmer for 10mins then turn down the heat and add coconut milk. Stir together well and then add S&P to taste. Serve with lime wedge and tip of with fresh chives.
*For the quinoa, cook in half veggie stock, half water with a pinch of salt.
Rainbow carrots 🥕
Cut off tops and then half each carrot so they can lie flat. Keep it simple and coat in OO and S&P. Roast in oven on a baking tray for roughly 20mins.
Steamed rice flour cake (called 'Puttu' in South India) and Chickpea curry ❤️ for breakfast today.
Yummy delight !!! 😊
For the Rice flour cake(puttu) :
I used a ready made rice flour mix, added salt and water to make the granules moist.
Then steamed them in a small pot( the silver one in the picture), by putting it over the pressure cooker( boiling water inside) nossle.
A no oil, no fuss food 😊
I boiled 2 cups of Chickpea, you can use canned ones also.
To a pan , heat 2 tablespoon oil, add cumin seeds, 2 bay leaves, 2 clove and 4 Cardomom pods crushed. Add onions next and let it fry for 1-2 minutes. Once it's translucent, add 2 chopped tomatoes and 1 tsp salt. Let it cook for 2 minutes, the tomatoes should be mushy by now. Add 1/2 spoon turmeric, 1 spoon coriander powder, 1/2 spoon paprika powder, 1/2 spoon garlic powder. Fry the mix for 2 minutes. Now add the boiled Chickpea and 1 cup water. Adjust salt as per taste and let it cook along with spices in low flame for 5 minutes.
Add 1/2 spoon garam masala at the end, mix well and 2 minutes more on medium flame and done 😊. The aroma should be really soothing by now with all the dry spices in the curry.
Garnished with some coconut flakes.
We enjoyed the curry along with Puttu and black Cardomom tea.
You can enjoy the curry with rice, Naan, bread also.