Sunday, October 26, 2008

Rosie's Chickpea Curry

Welcome one and all to the most wonderful recipe that you must make part of your life. Now. This has become one of our standard, well-loved dinners.

There is a community centre nearby us that has lots of different classes and activities, like stained glass, which we were going to last year at this time. It's called the Annexe, and it's in Partick. They also have a gem of a cafe, which serves healthy and delicious lunches. This is their Chickpea Curry, courtesy of Rosie the cook.

If you've ever taken heed to anything I've ever said, I urge you to try this curry. It's heart-warming, flavourful, and will make your day better.

Rosie's Chickpea Curry

2 tins chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 tin coconut milk
3 tablespoons Patak's Balti Curry Paste (use any curry paste you can find, and add more to taste. I always add double what she suggests. Different curry pastes will add different flavours, so let me know how yours turns out!)
2 large onions, chopped
3 cloves of garlic, chopped
Square inch chopped fresh ginger
6 dried apricots, chopped
1 roasted red pepper, chopped
2 roasted potatoes, chopped
2 tablespoons olive or sunflower oil
a good handful of fresh coriander (cilantro)

Roasted vegetables - roughly chop the pepper and par boiled potato into large chunks and sprinkle with a little oil, roast in oven for 15 minutes.

Heat oil in a saucepan.
Add onions, garlic, and ginger. Fry gently.
Add apricots and remove from heat.
Stir in curry paste.
Gently mix in the chickpeas.
Stir in the roasted vegetables.
Add the coconut milk and stir.
Return to low heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
Add the coriander and serve.

Serve with grilled pitabread, or naan, or boiled rice and mango chutney. Eat like a madwoman and afterward give your belly a reassuring rub.


Shelley said...


DaviMack said...

Sounds yummy, indeed! But, tell me - what in the WORLD is a "tin" of coconut milk? Like, the kind of thing sardines come in? Or did you mean a can? ;)

Heather said...

yes, a can. In "Scottish".

DaviMack said...

:) We had dinner, last night, with Christina and Dan, and had fun explaining all manner of things, like how you can get a "master's degree" for graduating from "university" when you've just done what we'd think of as a "bachelor's degree" at "college." And also that, here, a Master does a dissertation, and a PhD does a Thesis - dead opposite to (or, as we'd say, "from") the way it's done in the States.

Fun fun. ;)

Kenton Finkbeiner said...