Sunday, March 07, 2010

Garbanzo Curry

My sweet sister sent me this recipe:

Curried Garbanzo Beans

3 cups cooked garbanzo beans, with reserved liquid
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste
3/8 teaspoon ground cloves
3/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/3 teaspoon ground ginger
2 tablespoons lemon juice, and more to taste
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro, and more to taste
1 firm tomato, cut in 1/2-inch dice

In a small amount of reserved bean liquid, stir the spices
and heat a few minutes. Stir in the garbanzo beans and
enough of the reserved liquid to just barely cover them.
Stir well, and mash a few of the beans with a fork or potato
masher. Cook the beans over medium heat for about 20
minutes, or until the sauce is quite thick, stirring often.

Remove from heat. Stir in the lemon juice, the chopped
cilantro, and the diced tomato. Taste and correct the seasoning.

Serves 4 to 6. Goes well with Pilau.

Slightly adapted from _The Vegetarian Epicure Book Two_
by Anna Thomas. I got out a jar of my homemade garbanzo beans...
...and my little box of cilantro cubes - instead of the fresh called for in the recipe...
..and started cooking my beans and spices...
...if you use whole cloves like I did - be sure you take them out before serving...
...I also didn't have any fresh tomatoes - so I drained some canned organic ones...
...and added those to the pot...
...served with some fluffy jasmine rice... was really good - a nice mild curry - and super easy to make - we all liked it a lot...


  1. I adore chick pea curry and will be trying this one.

    Cilantro cubes - cool!

  2. Yum! And I've never heard of cilantro cubes, I'll have to look for them next time I'm out.

  3. I have a version of this that I pull out on old winter days. Love it! Great minds think alike.

  4. hey, glad you liked it - i tried this again with pintos (because i didn't have garbanzo beans). i liked it as well - but entirely different flavor.


  5. I am saving this recipe too.

    Can't believe you can get parsley in cube form!