10-Minute Chickpea Curry

This is a great way to use up some food you have lying around. You can add any veg combinations you want to this but I have gone for simplicity and wanted to make chickpeas the star.

It is essentially a simple curry that is great for reheating, should you be crazy enough to have any leftovers.

The chilli is optional. I like the heat so I leave the seeds in. I expect you to do the same! Haha

I made this because I needed a really quick lunch and something to accompany some flatbreads I had made. I’m going to stick the recipe up for that soon as it turned out really well and the same recipe can be used for rolls/pizzas/pitas. Keep an eye out for that coming soon, but store bought will work too. Brown rice is also a great (and much heathier) option.

Chickpea Curry Top

Serves 2

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 thumb-sized piece of ginger, finely chopped
  • 1 red chilli, finely chopped
  • 400g tin chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • pinch dried chilli flakes
  • 1 large tomato, chopped (or 2 small ones)
  • a few squirts of tomato ketchup
  • 1 cup vegetable stock
  • salt and pepper

Chickpea curry side

Cook it:

  1. Heat the oil in a sauce pan/frying pan, over a medium heat
  2. Add the onion and fry for 3-4 minutes
  3. Add the garlic, ginger and chilli and fry for a further 2 minutes
  4. Add the chickpeas, curry powder and chilli flakes and stir everything. Make sure everything is coated in the curry powder
  5. Add the tomato, ketchup and enough vegetable stock to loosen everything. Stir and let it cook for a few minutes. Add some more stock if needed but don’t add too much
  6. Season with salt and pepper and serve. Great with brown rice, flatbreads or a crusty baguette

Recommended Tunes:

The Jam - The Gift
The Jam “The Gift”

I have been getting back on a ‘The Jam’ kick recently. This isn’t actually my favourite album of theirs, but this is what I have been thrashing this week. It is still an excellent record and should be owned by all, especially if you have a passing interest in mod/punk/indie/soul.

How good is “Town Called Malice”. A rare perfect song in my opinion and one of the two tunes I want played at my funeral.

Listen – but do yourself a favour and buy it on vinyl!!
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