Monday, January 17, 2011

Easiest Indian Stew

{Meatless Monday}

We don't eat a lot of Indian Food around here.  We like it, but it is rarely our first choice.  This was a super easy stew that had lots of good flavor.  Neither of us LOVE chick peas...I assumed no one did until I was telling a friend about this recipe and she said, "Chickpeas are one of my favorite foods!"   HUH??  I just didn't get it, but to each his own! ; )

Here's what you need:
  • 1 cup long-grain white rice
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder, plus more for garnish
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3 cups homemade or best-quality store-bought tomato sauce
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice, plus lime wedges for garnish
  • 1/2 cup plain low-fat yogurt
Cook rice according to package instructions; cover, and keep warm.

While rice is cooking, heat oil over medium heat in a large skillet.  Add onion and garlic; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, until onion is tender, 4 to 6 minutes.

Add curry powder and ginger; cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute.  Add tomato sauce, chickpeas, and 1 1/2 cups water.  Bring to a boil; reduce to a simmer, and cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened, 8 to 10 minutes. Stir in lime juice; season with salt and pepper. Serve stew with rice and yogurt, garnished with lime wedges and a pinch of curry.

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