Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins
Chick peas, cultivated mainly in the northern regions of India, are often combined with a mixture of vegetables, creating interestind dishes. Simple and basic this dish has many variations. Spoon it over any hot, cooked grain such as rice, millet, or bulgur.
- 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- 2 1⁄2 teaspoons curry powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1⁄8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 small head cauliflower, cut into small flowerets
- 1⁄2 cup water
- 1 (16 ounce) cansalt-free stewed tomatoes
- 1 (16 ounce) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
- 1 cup peas
- Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic.
- Sprinkle with curry powder, cumin, and cayeene. Cook 3 minutes, stirring frequently and adding small amounts of water as necessary, about a tablespoon at a time, to prevent sticking.
- Add cauliflower and water to skillet. When water boils, reduce heat to medium-low, cover skillet and simmer 5 minutes or until cauliflower is tender crisp.
- Add remaining ingredients, mixing well. Cover and simmer 15 minutes.
I am Indian & a vegetarian--this recipe rocks! It reminds me of the stuff I grew up with (I don't cook a lot of Indian dishes; ate it growing up but never learned how to cook it!). I used frozen cauliflower (about 1 1/2 cups), low sodium beans & diced tomatoes & frozen peas. I added about 3/4 tsp extra curry powder after adding the rest of the veggies, and threw in some salt, too. I used veggie broth, not water & served over brown rice. we had it with whole wheat naan! (store bought--but very good!) Thanks for sharing!!!! I shared some w/ my neighbor & she loved it!
This is a very nice and easy dish, with lots of flavor from the veggies and spices. The fresh cauliflower was looking a little sad at the store, so I picked up some frozen, so I skipped the extra cook time on the cauliflower and threw everything in together. It came out wonderfully. Thanks for sharing! ZWT8
Reviewed for Aussie Forum August Recipe Swap. A very easy and tasty vegetarian dish. We used chickpeas that we soaked and pressure cooked instead of canned. Photo also being posted