Chickpea and Artichoke Masala

READY IN: 35mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Process the onion, Garlic-Ginger Paste (recipe below), and tomatoes in a food processor or blender until smooth. I may be slightly textured.
  • Meanwhile, warm the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once the oil is shimmering, add the cumin seeds (and optional serrano chili). Once they're done popping, add the onion-tomato paste you just made, and saute until it thickens and deepens in color, about 10 minutes. I sauteed longer until the onions softened.
  • Add the ground coriander, garam masala, paprika, and turmeric and saute about 30 seconds.
  • Then add the yogurt, a little at a time so it doesn't curdle. NOTE: I temper the yogurt with some of the hot tomato mixture, add 1 Tablespoon at a time to warm up the yogurt & prevent curdling.
  • Stir in the lime juice, chickpeas, artichokes, salt, to taste, and water. Cover and simmer 10 minutes. I simmered 30-40 up to 60 minutes. Taste for seasonings and serve garnished with cilantro over basmati rice or with Naan.
  • GARLIC GINGER PASTE:
  • 1/2 cup cloves garlic, whole.
  • 1/2 cup fresh ginger, peeled, 1/2-inch slices.
  • 1/4 cup canola oil.
  • Throw the garlic, ginger, and canola oil in a mini-food processor and let it go until it forms a semi-smooth paste. There will still be tiny little pieces in there, but overall, it should resemble a paste.
  • Save what you don't use in a small glass jar. It should last in the fridge for 2 to 3 weeks. It's a delicious addition to marinades, pasta sauces, stir fry sauces, slow-cooker recipes, gravy etc. We always had a jar of this stuff in our fridge growing up.
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