As I was trying to think of what to make for dinner tonight, I found the pile of recipes that I've been jotting down, saving, etc. In there was this recipe for Chickpea Tomato Stew, which sounded just about right for dinner. Oh my goodness, it was wonderful....so here I share it with you, with my comments/modifications.
CHICKPEA TOMATO STEW
(adapted from Aviva Goldfarb)
Prep + Cook = 25 minutes
6 servings (okay, I'm not sure that it's really six. I think maybe 3-4 nice hearty servings.)
• 2 tablespoons olive oil
• 1/2 onion and 2 cloves garlic,
• 2 teaspoons curry powder
• 1 teaspoon cumin (which I almost lost while making the recipe and helping with homework. I set it down near the math-doing child. Then spent 10 minutes looking for it and trying to decide if I could make the recipe without it because how did I suddenly run out of cumin. Then I found it.)
• 1 can (15 ounces) chickpeas, drained
• 1 can (14 1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes The can I used had chili peppers in it, I think.
• 1 cup prepared pasta sauce or tomato sauce I used Newman's Own Sockarooni which added quite a kick.
• sour cream for serving
In a skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onions and garlic and saute them until they start to sizzle. Add the curry powder and cumin and cook the onions, stirring, for 1 more minute. Add the chickpeas, tomatoes, and pasta sauce or tomato sauce and simmer the stew for about 10 minutes. (During this time, run around looking for the cumin you misplaced.)
Serve it over couscous or rice, topped with a spoonful of sour cream. I used rice.
It was so darn good, I could have eaten the whole pan. Which would have, of course, defeated the purpose of the whole healthy-eating thing.
The kids ate pasta with the rest of the sockarooni sauce. No accounting for taste.
Here it is all set up in a re-usable container for tomorrow's lunch. Rice on the bottom. Sour cream in a little container to take with....yay!
Kosher Cooking Carnival is up over here at kosher.com and I'll be hosting KCC in the near future (yay me!)...
Oh, and if you're interested in food these days, check out FrumeSarah, she's giving installments on her experiences at the Hazon Food Conference!