What’s Cooking? Chickpea Curry

What's CookingHave you ever found a recipe that you really love? And that your roommates love? And that’s super filling and actually packed full of good nutrients?

Well hey, me too!

I’ve been making Chickpea Curry for a few months now because it’s just so easy! Which as a college student, is one of the criteria I strive to have my meals be. The other is cheap and this meal is also that!

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What You’re Going to Need

  1. 2 Cans of Chickpeas
  2. 2. 1 Can Coconut Milk
  3.   3. 1/2 Tomato
  4. 1/2 Bell Pepper
  5. 1-2 TBS Your Favorite Curry Paste
  6. 1/2 Onions
  7. 1-2 TBS Soy Sauce
  8. 1 Clove Garlic
  9. Some Spices
  10. Basmati Rice or Naan (optional but SUPER GREAT to have)

Start heating a pot on the stove, you want this pot to be big enough to hold all of these ingredients! After it’s nice and toasty, drizzle a bit of olive oil in the pot in throw in the Onions and Garlic so they can start cooking.

While the Garlic and Onions are cooking, start dicing the tomatoes (if they’re whole tomatoes) and the Bell Pepper, and then start opening up on the canned goods you’ve got. The 2 Cans of Chickpeas, and the Coconut Milk.

Once the Onions have gone clear, you can start adding other things to this dish! I start of by adding 2 TBS of Curry Paste. I like adding 2 because then the dish has more flavor and I know that Curry Paste doesn’t release its flavors until the oils inside of it get nice and toasty, so I want to make sure that happens! Then I add the Chickpeas, Coconut Milk, Tomatoes, and Bell Pepper. I let that hang out for a few minutes on medium heat.

Then i start throwing in some spices! I add 2 TBS of Soy Sauce and, this is the awful part because I always just wing it, I add Cilantro and Basil. It’s best if you can have these fresh but I’m poor and I probably won’t use the fresh ones fast enough before they go bad. After you add these things. Yo should leave the Curry on medium heat until it starts to boil, if it starts to burn though reduce heat immediately!

After it boils, let it simmer for a few minutes and then serve it!

Like I said, Basmati Rice or Naan area  really good side for this because they soak up the Coconut Milk base and make it less like soup!

I hope you all enjoy this meal as much as I do. 1 pot of this typically makes 5-6 meals for me and my friends!

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