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This is delicious over bulgur!

 

1 tsp. olive oil

1/2 to 3/4 tsp. cumin seed

1/2 to 3/4 of a medium onion, finely chopped

1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon

1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg

1/4 tsp. ground cloves

2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

1/2 - 3/4 " piece of ginger, finely chopped

1-2 dried red chile peppers, broken

1 tomato, chopped

1 15-oz. can chickpeas, rinsed and drained

1/2 - 1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. lemon juice (optional)

 

Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan. Add cumin seed when hot. After the cumin seeds have turned dark brown, add the onions and saute until soft. Then add the next set of ingredients, cinnamon-tomato, and fry for 3-4 minutes. Next, add the chickpeas, salt, and lemon juice. Add a little water, maybe 2-4 Tablespoons. Cook on medium-high, covered, for 10-15 minutes.

 

Total Points for whole recipe: 9


Suzie :salut

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While we're on the yogurt topic, I'll share one of my favorite snacks - sliced cucumbers with lemon yogurt as a dip. You can buy lemon flavored yogurt, but usually I have plain on hand and just add fresh lemon juice and a sweetener to taste.

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bump! going to make this tonight and add in eggplant


Lifetime as of November 21, 2005 & getting back to goal!

 

HW - 185

GW - 145

CW - 158

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Just in case all the spices seems to much for you to always have on hand, u can buy the Chickpea Curry paste or spice powder (also called masala) at an Indian grocery store....that way all u need to do is saute onion and tomato and add in the masala and chickpeas....and its easy easy as 1 2 3 !!

 

You can substitute any type of legumes - lima beans or black beans...u name it...it works and tastes **** good with either rice or in wraps like a burrito or whole wheat pita, chapati or naan too !

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I just bought some garam masala. How much would I use with a can of chickpeas?


Joanne

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Joanne....if u r just using garam masala it may not taste so good and also there wont be enough gravy....so in addition to garam masala (1/2 tsp ...i'm sure u cant handle the spice if u add more), i would suggest using a tablespoon of coriander powder....and u r all set !

 

cheers....vinni

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I just calculated the calories for the recipe using Living Cookbook and then converted it using the WW points calculator and I got 12 points for the entire recipe.

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Renee, I calculated the points using the slider's value for each ingredient. The olive oil was 1 point, my brand of chickpeas were 8 points, and the rest of the ingredients are "free." Hope that helps.


Suzie :salut

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Bump! I forgot about this recipe but I bet its great for the cold weather!


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Bumping again. This is such a great recipe - I love it!


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I'm going to make this today for lunch.... it sounds yummy.


~~ Lara ~~

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I made this for dinner tonight - so delicious and totally filling!

Had half a wholewheat pita with it as fake naan... hehe


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Great recipe! I simplified it a bit as follows because I had the spice blends:

 

1 tsp. olive oil

1 medium onion, finely chopped

1 tsp. curry powder

1 tsp garam masala

1 tsp choppped garlic

1 c diced tomato

1 15-oz. can chickpeas, rinsed and drained

1/4 tsp. salt

 

Thanks for posting - this is a keeper!


"Hunger is the best sauce"

my Mom

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Edit: Holy Cow, this is from 2003. I'm glad someone brought it to the top! :bcb_grin

 

Suzie, am I just not seeing curry in the ingredient's list? I was wondering what amount the recipe called for.

 

I ended up using a heaped teaspoonful.

 

Now here are my tweaks, lol. :bcb_bigsm

 

I made it according to the recipe and it smelled wonderful. I decided to turn it into soup because I was cold. I added some chicken broth, shrimp and the bulgur. Next time I'd like to swirl in some fresh baby spinach.

 

This is a great recipe. Thanks for posting it. :bcb_up


Hoppy

 

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I made it again for lunch today. When it was all done I mashed the chickpeas a bit with the spatula. I liked the texture better like that. This is an outstanding recipe.


"Hunger is the best sauce"

my Mom

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Initially, the spices that I put in were too overwhelming (I was eyeballing :bcb_wink3, too much cinnamon/cloves ) so I needed to add another can of garbanzos. Lucky me, I have several more meals of Curried Chickpeas to go! This is in my Top 10 now! :bcb_bigsm


Hoppy

 

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I will not weigh more tomorrow morning than I did this morning! ~Colleen

 

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bumpsters!


Lifetime as of November 21, 2005 & getting back to goal!

 

HW - 185

GW - 145

CW - 158

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