Friday, July 13, 2012

Chickpea Stew

At the end of a week where we ate a lot of meat, I was happy to cook a meal that was vegetable-heavy and easy to prepare.

I had recently read a couple of vegetarian recipes involving chickpeas and this was the result of combining bits and pieces from each. I went easy on the spices, so the stew was pretty mild. I think you could easily double the garlic, chili powder, cumin and cayenne to get a more powerful flavour, but the vegetables themselves were still flavourful when topped with rice.

Jeremy rooted through his bowl and cleaned out all of the chickpeas. He seems to enjoy just about anything as long as it's accompanied by some sort of sauce or other flavouring. Lucky me.

Chickpea Stew

2 tbsp olive oil
1 cup diced yellow onion (about 1 medium)
1 cup diced carrot (about 1 large)
1 tbsp garlic, minced
1 1/2 cups potatoes, cubed
1/4 tsp ground cayenne pepper
2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/8 tsp salt (if tomatoes are unsalted)
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1 cup vegetable broth
3-5 servings rice, prepared
  1. Heat oil in a deep pan over medium-high heat. 
  2. Add onions and garlic and saute for 2-3 minutes. 
  3. Add carrots and continue to saute for an additional 4-5 minutes.
  4. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil.
  5. Reduce to medium and let simmer for 20 minutes.
  6. Top with rice. 
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  1. Dan, this looks awesome,easy and quick! I am definitely going to have to make this soon. Perfect timing...gluten free, loaded with veggies and flavors - all of my favorites wrapped up in one dish. Can't ask for better.
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. Always a pleasure. Lots of gluten free options here - can't wait to cook for you during your next visit.

  3. I love the presentation of the little rice mold in the middle of the bowl of stew. I'm always up for a vegetarian recipe and this one has all the spices that we love. I'll put this recipe away for when the weather cools off.

  4. @Judee: the presentation of the rice is a nod to my brother at - he does that frequently. I really like how it looks. I should be doing it more often.

  5. I am imagining this with some Moroccan spices too.


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