Chickpea & vegetable curry

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The VegSoc posted this recipe on their facebook page & I couldn’t resist making it – we all adore chickpeas (I had to limit the amount they were allowed to eat before I put them in the pan!), and I have been saying for ages that I need to make more curries.

It was dead easy to make even with my “just in time” method of veg chopping (does anyone actually ever pre-prepare all the veg?) I reduced the amount of mushrooms (DD1 doesn’t like them cooked), and curry powder as I wasn’t sure how hot they would like it (I’ve mentioned the specific curry powder I used below as a reminder to me, not out of any real preference).

The girls (1.5 & 4) & I all liked it, but they didn’t devour it in their usual fashion – they are both a little under the weather at the moment though so perhaps that’s the reason?

We ate half of it with some rice & naan bread, the rest has gone into the freezer to eat another day.

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2-3 tbsp curry powder (I used 2 tbsp Schwartz Mild Curry Powder)
  • 225g carrots, peeled and sliced, and quartered.
  • 100g mushrooms, quartered
  • 1 small head of cauliflower, broken into florets
  • 2 tbsp tomato purée
  • 225g tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 600ml vegetable stock
  • 410g tin of chick peas, drained and rinsed
  • 100g frozen peas

to serve

  • basmati rice
  • naan bread

Instructions

  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan and gently fry the onion for 2 minutes.
  2. Add the garlic and curry powder and stir, giving the onions and garlic a good coating of curry powder, and leave to cook for 2 minutes.
  3. Stir in the carrots, mushrooms and cauliflower and gently fry for 3 minutes more.
  4. Add the tomato purée, gently fry for another minute
  5. Add the tinned tomatoes and stock, bring to the boil and stir in the chick peas.
  6. Leave to simmer gently for 10 minutes then stir in the peas.
  7. If you’re having rice &/or naan, think about putting it on now!
  8. Cook for 10 minutes more, season to taste, and serve with rice &/or naan
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