Saturday, February 09, 2008

Vegetable and Chickpea Curry

Another recipe from The Time Before Gibby, so I am going to re-post the recipe here instead of linking to the original post!

This recipe has consistently been one of my favorite recipes, and has been one of the only delicious things to come out of my crockpot. We love it, I love it, it makes great leftovers, and it will continue to be repeated many, many times.

Side note: We never, ever make it with the spinach. I love spinach, but I don't think it belongs in this curry.


Vegetable and Chickpea Curry
Cooking Light

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 1/2 cups chopped onion
1 cup (1/4-inch-thick) slices carrot
1 tablespoon curry powder
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon grated peeled fresh ginger
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 serrano chile, seeded and minced
3 cups cooked chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
1 1/2 cups cubed peeled baking potato
1 cup diced green bell pepper
1 cup (1-inch) cut green beans
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 (14-ounce) can vegetable broth
3 cups fresh baby spinach
1 cup light coconut milk
6 lemon wedges

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion and carrot; cover and cook 5 minutes or until tender. Add curry powder, sugar, ginger, garlic, and chile; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly.

Place onion mixture in a 5-quart electric slow cooker. Stir in chickpeas and next 8 ingredients (through broth). Cover and cook on HIGH 6 hours or until vegetables are tender. Add spinach and coconut milk; stir until spinach wilts. Serve with lemon wedges.

Makes 6 servings and tastes excellent warmed up in the microwave the next day.

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