What is it with me and chickpeas?
I love the darn little critters.
And when they come all dressed in
spinach welllllll I feel just like Cassie
in SECRET* by L. Marie Adeline every
time she accepts a new 'experience'.
Anyway I was all aflutter when I spotted
the following recipe for Chickpea and Spinach
Masala in the St. Catharines Standard the
(It was in a food column Rita Demontis and she
credits the recipe to Vegetables Please by
Holy good feeling in your tummy,
This is one tasty treat and even for a
kitchen klutz comme moi, easy to prepare!
Chickpea and Spinach Masala
2 tsp (30 ml) vegetable oil
2 large onions chopped
1 large garlic clove crushed
1 tsp (5 ml) each ground cumin, coriander
¼ tsp (1 ml) ground cloves
½ tsp (2 ml) chili pepper
14 oz (400 ml) vegetable stock
1 tsp (5 ml) granulated sugar
3 tomatoes cut into wedges
¼ cup (60 ml) plain yoghurt
1 tbsp (15 ml) snipped chives to garnish
Heat veggie oil in a pan, add onions and stir
fry for 2 minutes. Add garlic and all spices and
fry for 30 seconds more. Pour in stock and
stir inn remaining ingredients except for spinach
and tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper.
Bring to boil, stir, partially cover and simmer
for 15 minutes. Stir in spinach until it begins to
wilt then add tomatoes and cook 5 minutes
until spinach is tender and everything is bathed
in sauce. Spoon masala into bowls, top each
with a spoonful of yoghurt and sprinkle with chives.
*Erotica is a new genre for me. I listened to
some women talking about this book on CBC
the other day. I think they called it 'erotica for
feminists'. I just couldn't resist that! I'm planning
to blog about it when I finish.
I may have to reread it a few times
Just to make sure I haven't