North African Chickpeas

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by anme7039

A great recipe from green living

Top Review by KerfuffleUponWincle

A great combination of flavors and textures ~ a little heat from the fresh ginger and red pepper flakes, sweetness from the potatoes, apricots and raisins ~ the tang of lemon juice ~ complete with the crunch of the chickpeas and toasted almonds! Tagged for African Recipe Fun, January 2010.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the onion, garlic, ginger, and wine or sherry. Cover and sweat over low heat for 5 minutes. Add the cumin, cinnamon, paprika, and red pepper flakes and cook, uncovered, 1 minute longer. Add the water or chickpea cooking liquid, salt, sweet potatoes, and apricots. Bring to a boil, cover, and simmer until the sweet potatoes are just tender, about 15 minutes.
  2. Add the chickpeas, raisins, and lemon juice. Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes, until the chickpeas are hot. Add the sliced almonds.

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