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Whole Foods Chickpea Masala

chickpeas, rice, tomato, onion, lemon juice, masala, jalapeno, garlic, ginger, curry, cilantro

Whole Foods Chickpea Masala -


2 tablespoons vegetable oil or 2 tablespoons canola oil
1 medium Spanish onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
1 medium jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
2 teaspoons curry powder, to taste
1 tablespoon garam masala
1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
3 cups water
3 (15 ounce) cans chickpeas, drained (garbanzo beans)
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
salt, to taste
4 cups cooked rice
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro (optional)


First, in a large, nonreactive heavy skillet or saute pan, heat oil over med. heat.
Add onions and saute approx. 2 mins, until golden brown.
Remove from heat and stir in garlic, ginger, jalapenos, curry powder, garam masala, and tomato paste.
Return to heat and stir in water.
When everything is mixed thoroughly, stir in chickpeas and lemon juice.
Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 5 minutes.
Taste for seasoning, adding salt if necessary.
You can serve this immediately, but the flavors are much more enhanced if you allow it to sit for a few hours before you reheat it to just below a simmer and then serve over rice.
To serve, place 1/2c cooked rice in a bowl and ladle 1 cup chickpea mixture over rice.
Garnish with cilatro if you wish.

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