dried garbanzo beans
1/4-1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes or 1/4 fresh habaneros or 1/4
fresh scotch bonnet pepper, to taste
hot curry powder
( to taste)
1 teaspoon dry roasted and ground cumin or 1 teaspoon
just cumin powder
potato, peel and cube
1 -2 teaspoon
( to taste)
4 1/2 cups
- Soak the chickpeas overnight in water to cover. Drain, recover with fresh water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer covered until very tender. Drain and reserve the cooking liquid. Add enough water to the reserved cooking liquid to equal 2 1/2 cups.
- Put the onion, garlic, peppers and 1/4 cup of water in a blender and process until smooth. You can always add more pepper in the end, but you can't take it away.
- Heat the oil over a medium high heat. Put in the onion paste and stir fry for 2-3 minutes.
- Reduce the heat to medium low, then cover and continue cooking the paste. for another 2-3 minutes. Stir it frequently just to prevent sticking, and keep it covered between stirs.
- Add the curry powder and the cumin, stir.
- Add the chickpeas, potatoes, the lesser amount of salt, and the reserved chickpea cooking liquid.
- Bring to a boil then reduce heat and cover. Cook gently, stirring occasionally until the potatoes are done to your tastes, 20 - 25 minutes.
- Add in the cabbage and an additional 1/2 - 1 cup of hot water. Bring back to a simmer, cover and cook for an additional 10 - 15 minutes, or until the cabbage is just softened. Do not over cook the cabbage.
- Taste and adjust the salt/ peppers to your tastes.