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Found this on another recipe website when I was searching for chickpea recipes. Love this - make it regularly and have passed it on to numerous friends and family. Is gluten-free if served on rice. Only requires 1 fresh ingredient (my basic criteria) and can be sized up and frozen with great success. It seems very similar to Ciao's #66380 which I will have to try soon.
- Cut off the ends of the eggplant, than chop into ¾" cubes. I salted an eggplant once just for fun, but with fresh eggplant just don't find it necessary!
- Chop the onion roughly.
- Mince the garlic.
- Coat a large deep-sided frypan with olive oil. and heat over a medium heat.
- Add the minced garlic, onion, chili powder, cumin and cinnamon. Stir well to coat evenly. Cook until the onions have softened (approx. 4-5 minutes).
- Add the eggplant, tomatoes and chickpeas, along with the stock. Simmer over medium-low heat, covered, for fifteen-twenty minutes (until the eggplant is tender).
- Uncover and stir. If the stew looks very soupy, let the liquid bubble away for a few more minutes.
- Salt and pepper to taste.
- Serve over rice / pasta / cous cous / even toast would be yummy.
- The qty of spice listed make it moderately hot - good for a taste explosion for someone not used to spices. I normally double them as I like things really spicy!