Spicy Chickpea Casserole - Vegetarian Delight!

"This is a perfect vegetarian recipe. It is very tasty, very filling and easy to prepare. Why not try cooking it in a tagine instead of a casserole dish..."
 
Spicy Chickpea Casserole - Vegetarian Delight! created by cyaos
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2hrs 7mins
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  • Preheat oven to 160c/gas3. Heat oil in large flameproof casserole. Add onion and gently cook until softened - approx 5 minutes.
  • Stir in garlic, ginger and spices & fry gently for 2 minutes. Add the tomatoes, aubergine and courgette.
  • Next add the stock, tomato puree, potato and chickpeas. Bring to the boil, cover and cook for 1 hour in the oven.
  • Blend the yogurt with half of the spring onions.Add the coriander and mint.
  • Remove casserole from the oven. Take 3tbsp of vegetables from the casserole, mash them up and return them to the casserole (this will thicken the sauce).Stir in the spinache and return to the oven for a further 10 mins cooking time.
  • Serve topped with a spoonful of yogurt and chopped spring onions.
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  1. cyaos
    This was a tasty vegetarian meal that we will have again. I did double the garlic and only used about 1/2 teaspoon of mint as my boyfriend does not like the stuff. I also did not have a flameproof casserole so I made it in a large stirfry pan and transferred to a casserole dish to bake. I could not find any ras el hanout spice and substituted garam masala. This made a *lot*, I would prepare for six servings at the least - next time I will halve the recipe. Thanks for posting.
     
  2. cyaos
    Spicy Chickpea Casserole - Vegetarian Delight! Created by cyaos
  3. Mirj2338
    This was delicious! Don't let the amount of ingredients and spices scare you away, this is a recipe worth making. My only change to the recipe was to add one hot Moroccan pepper to the vegetables. It doesn't say in the recipe to add salt and pepper to taste, but I did that anyway, I don't think my vegetable stock was salty enough to carry the whole thing by itself. I served this up hot over couscous, ate the leftovers cold the next morning for breakfast. Shukrun!
     
  4. Um Safia
    This is a perfect vegetarian recipe. It is very tasty, very filling and easy to prepare. Why not try cooking it in a tagine instead of a casserole dish...
     
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