Comfort food – chick pea curry

There’s nothing better than a curry to warm the belly and soul on a cold, wet autumn day. I find cooking therapeutic and it stimulates all the senses. I like to make use of leftovers when possible and measurements are done with my hands therefore are not exact.  Feel free to substitute with what you have in your fridge. chickpeacurry

Ingredients:

  • 1 can of chick peas
  • 1 can of coconut milk
  • leftover rose sauce (substitute with extra tomatoes or tomato paste)
  • leftover baby red potatoes
  • spinach, onion, tomatoes
  • 1 cube vegetable stock
  • 1-2 cloves of fresh garlic
  • 3/4 tablespoon each of cumin powder, turmeric, chilli flakes
  • dash of fresh ground black pepper
  • sprinkle of rock salt to taste
  • olive oil or coconut oil

How to:

  • In a large frying pan, preferably with a lid, using your favourite oil, fry up chopped onion and garlic with salt and pepper until onions are lightly browned. While this is happening, boil 1/2 a cup of water for your vegetable stock.
  • Add in pre-cooked potatoes, chick peas, coconut milk, tomatoes, tomato sauce and vegetable stock.
  • Stir in spices, cover and let simmer on low-medium heat for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add spinach and stir then remove from heat and let it sit for a few minutes.
  • Serve with rice or roti.
  • If you love leftovers, it’s delicious the next day so be sure to make plenty. 🙂

Cooking time (including prep): 30-35 minutes

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