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.
- 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
- Heat the oil in a sauce pan/frying pan, over a medium heat
- Add the onion and fry for 3-4 minutes
- Add the garlic, ginger and chilli and fry for a further 2 minutes
- Add the chickpeas, curry powder and chilli flakes and stir everything. Make sure everything is coated in the curry powder
- 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
- Season with salt and pepper and serve. Great with brown rice, flatbreads or a crusty baguette
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!!