Curried Chickpeas and Black Beans-Low Fat
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- Ready In:
- 1 -2 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 cup chopped onion (scallion work well too)
- 1 tablespoon minced ginger
- 2 -3 teaspoons curry powder (for this recipe, I like a milder curry powder that has a bit of fennel seed)
- 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
- 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
- 1⁄3 cup chopped fresh cilantro or 1/3 cup parsley
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- Heat oil in a large, non-stick skillet over medium heat.
- Add onion and ginger and saute about 3 minutes, or until tender.
- Add curry powder and stir to coat onions evenly.
- Add tomatoes with their juices and cook 1-2 minutes or until mixture seems slightly thickened, stirring well.
- Add black beans, chickpeas and salt to taste.
- Stir to coat beans evenly.
- Cover, reduce heat and simmer for about 5 minutes or until chickpeas are heated through.
- Turn off heat, and stir in fresh cilantro (or parsley), and lemon juice.
- Serve warm.
- This dish goes nicely over some jasmine or basmati rice.
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DELICIOUS! This is so similar to a chickpea curry that I already make, minus the black beans, and with an addition of garlic. I increased the amount of curry powder to our tastes and I had to use fresh tomatoes as I didnt have any canned available! The lemon juice is essential! Such a quick and delicious dish! Thanks becky! We loved it!
We loved this! I could just say "ditto" to Yogi's review because I, too, put garlic and cayenne in everything, and I forced myself to at least taste this before doing so. It was perfect just as it was. While I stuck very close to the recipe, I did do a couple things differently. First, I substituted baby butter beans for the chickpeas, just because my DH doesn't like chickpeas too well. Secondly - I made this in a crock pot! I skipped the oil and did not saute the onion or ginger, I just dumped everything but the parsley and lemon juice in, turned it on LOW, and went to work. When I got home 9 hours later, a wonderful aroma greeted me when I opened the door, followed by my husband who whispered, "I snuck some beans...And they are really good!" I put some Jasmine rice on the stove and stirred the lemon juice and parsley (along with a few extra scallions) into the beans, and we were ready. I was afraid it would get too soupy in the CP, but I guess the long cooking time for the beans thickened and balanced out any extra liquid that might've been released. Some time when I am just cooking for me, I will make it will the chickpeas (I love them), and I also think this would work out great for a potluck or buffet, especially in the crockpot. Thank you so much for such an easy and enjoyable recipe!