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Home Cookin': Easy Curried Chickpeas 

Published November 4, 2015 at 11:02 a.m.

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click to enlarge curried chickpeas ingredients - ERINN SIMON
  • Erinn Simon
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Quick Curried Chickpeas
(Serves 4 as a main dish or more as a side)

Ingredients:
3 15-ounce cans of chickpeas, drained and rinsed (or 5 cups cooked beans total if you're soaking your own)
2 tablespoons coconut oil
3 teaspoons curry paste (I use Patak's mild)
1/2 large yellow onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes
1 teaspoon each salt and black pepper
chopped cilantro and/or sliced scallions for garnish
3 cups Basmati rice

Directions:
Before you start, set your rice to cook in a large pot with a lid. I use 1 cup rice to 1 1/2 cups water, and I usually cook three cups of rice for our family dinners so we have some for leftovers the next day.

Heat the coconut oil in a large, deep skillet over medium heat.

When the oil is nice and hot, add the diced onions and cook, stirring frequently, until they turn translucent but not brown. 

Add the garlic and cook for another minute until it's very fragrant.

Add the curry paste and stir well to combine with the oil and veggies.

Quickly, before your paste starts to stick to the pan, add the tomatoes, salt and pepper and stir well. 

Turn down the heat to medium low and let the mixture cook for a few minutes until it starts to bubble a bit. Add the drained chickpeas and stir well to coat them with the sauce. Let them cook over low heat for 10 minutes or so while the rice cooks. 

Taste and adjust salt and pepper if necessary.

Serve the curry over hot rice, garnishing with cilantro or sliced scallions if you like. 

Feel free to substitute any roasted veggies for half of the chickpeas!

This article was originally published in Seven Days' monthly parenting magazine, Kids VT.

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Erinn Simon

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Erinn Simon blogs for Kids VT.

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