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Chickpea Potato Curry

Quick and easy chickpea curry with Yukon Gold potatoes, stewed tomatoes, cumin, ginger, coriander and garbanzo beans.

Chickpea Potato Curry
Elise Bauer

This is one of those pull-together-at-the-last-minute-from-the-pantry meals that is surprisingly good!

Spicy, filling, and doesn't break the bank.

The recipe is slightly adapted from a recipe by my friend Ann Martin Rolke, who, with a young child underfoot, is always looking for easy-to-make nutritional meals that taste great. Enjoy!

Chickpea Potato Curry

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Servings 4 to 6 servings
Adapted from a recipe by Ann Martin Rolke in her book, Hands-Off Cooking: Low-Supervision, High-Flavor Meals for Busy People.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups vegetable broth
  • Two 15-ounce cans chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed, or about 3 cups cooked
  • One 14 1/2-ounce can fire-roasted or stewed tomatoes with chiles (See Muir Glen. If you can't find canned tomatoes with chiles you can add half a 4-ounce can of diced green Anaheim chiles to a 14.5 ounce can of tomatoes.)
  • 6 baby (new) Yukon Gold potatoes (about 12 ounces), quartered
  • 1 medium onion, diced (about 2 cups)
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter (or ghee if you have it, or you can sub extra virgin olive oil)
  • 2 teaspoons minced ginger
  • 1-2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/8 to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (to taste)

Method

  1. Sauté onions and ginger

    In a large pot, heat the butter over medium-high heat and sauté the onions and ginger until the onion begins to brown, about 4-5 minutes.

  2. Add the seasonings

    Add the salt, cumin, coriander and cayenne, stir to combine and cook for another minute or two.

  3. Add the remaining ingredients,

    stir to mix and simmer, partially covered, for about 35 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender. Add more salt to taste.

    Serve the curry in bowls over rice. Great accompanied with plain yogurt.