Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Curried Chickpeas and Potatoes

Oh how I adore curry... If I had to choose one thing (other than Korean food) to eat for the rest of my life, I'd choose curry. Any kind of curry. Tonight, I was craving some Indian style curry, with chickpeas and Indian spices such as coriander and cumin seeds. I came up with this healthy curry recipe and it was a hit! Seriously, I could eat this everyday. I've been doing so well with my diet this week. I've already lost about 4 lbs in the past 5 days. I'm so happy. This calorie counting this really works, well with exercising regularly, of course! :)

Curried Chickpeas and Potatoes

Ingredients:

3 red potatoes, diced + 1 tablespoon olive oil
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons coriander seeds
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 teaspoon ground coriander seeds
1 teaspoon ground cumin seeds
1/4 teaspoon (or less) cayenne
1/2 teaspoon (or less) crushed red pepper
2-3 teaspoons curry powder
2 cans chickpeas, drained
1 cup peas
1/2 - 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
1 cup crushed tomatoes
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with a cooking spray and place the potatoes. Drizzle the 1 tablespoon of olive oil on the potatoes and sprinkle a pinch of salt and toss with your hand until the potatoes are well coated in the olive oil. Bake for about 30-35 minutes, or until the potatoes are softened.

In a large saute pan, heat the oil over medium high heat. When the oil is hot, add the coriander seeds, cumin seeds, ground coriander, ground cumin, cayenne, crushed red pepper, and curry powder and stir constantly until all the spices are absorbed in the oil. Reduce the heat to low and stir frequently until the spices start to blacken, about 2-3 minutes. Add the chickpeas and peas and stir until they are coated in the spices, about 2 minutes. Add the roasted potatoes and the cilantro leaves and stir well. Add the crushed tomatoes and stir well. Cook for about 3-5 more minutes or until the sauce is thickened.

Serve with about 1 cup of cooked rice.



60 comments:

  1. I am a big fan of chickpeas so this is right up my alley. I love a good curry as well and served over rice is always fantastic. Kudos to you on your weight loss!

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  2. wow what a fantastic click, surely sounds good and must be delicious...

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  3. Sook,

    Chick pea curry looks delicious.

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  4. Big fan of your curry dish Sook and congratulations on losing the pounds!

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  5. Hello, am new to your blog, the curry caught my eye, :) looks lovely , and i like the idea of roasting the potatoes before adding it to the dish.

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  6. I always thought of chickpeas in a context of rice. But combining them with potatoes is a very nice idea :-).
    Thanks for sharing!

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  7. I love curry too - Japanese curry, Indian curry, Thai curry...everything! Your chickpeas look wonderful. Good job on eating healthy too - great that you're seeing results!

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  8. A lovely curry!!

    Looks truly amazing!!

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  9. The concept of chickpeas and potatoes is neat...keep posting...

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  10. Chickpeas and potatoes together works out wonder anytime..delicious and lipsmacking dish..

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  11. Roasting chickpeas and then into curry! Nice idea. Must try this next time.

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  12. Curry is also one of my fav! This looks so good with the roasted chickpeas.

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  13. Congrats on losing the pounds....way to go!!!!
    coming back to your dish....fantastic click...Chick pea curry looks delicious..
    Deepa

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  14. My daughter asked for a potato and chickpea curry and this will suit her well! I just need to do the shopping,. Excellent timing thanks Sook!

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  15. I'm not a big fan of chickpeas but this looks good though.

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  16. ur making me hungry for that very dish! OOHHHH YUMMeee

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  17. Congratulations on your weight loss and making such a healthy and delicious recipe.

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  18. nutty, slightly toothy chickpeas paired with vibrant, bursting peas and creamy cooked potatoes--this is one sensational dish, sook!

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  19. Looks great! Isn't it fun how when you understand some Indian spices, you can recreate Indian dishes at home whenever you get a curry craving?

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  20. Curry looks spicy and very tempting !!!!

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  21. Nice! I should make this for my daughter, she loves chick peas.

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  22. I like this recipe. Is it your own Sook the Cook? I'm married to an Indian woman (from Guyana) and I am an Italian cook! Talk about confusion! Your blog looks like fun. I will follow it, and I hope you will reciprocate.

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  23. A mouthwatering and a yummy combination!!!! I love chickpeas:)

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  24. Lov anything with chick peas...looks delish...

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  25. Wow Very tempting combo curry..very colourful & looks yummy..

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  26. Dear,
    Congrats on losing weight and sticking to it. Discipline is what is important when it comes to losing weight and I can see you are on the right track.
    The curry looks amazing, what with chickpea being my favorite legume.

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  27. Looks perfect...wonderful recipe.

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  28. 4 lbs in 5 weeks is damn great!!!!
    Curry looks so delicious..yummy yumm

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  29. I love chickpeas and potatoes so this dish is calling my name.

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  30. MMM Chickpeas! i love this recipe! I have made something similar. but your photos are sensational!

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  31. I could go for some Japanese curry right now after this post... yum!

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  32. This sounds and looks amazing! Fantastic job losing weight. You are really sailing along!

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  33. I love this dish! My vegetarian husband would love this dish, too!Printing this one :)

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  34. Awesome recipe. I could eat curry all the time too, and this is vegetarian, so it is perfect for me. I will have to remember to make this sometime...soon!

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  35. Sook - this looks AMAZING! I too love curry & if it's ever on a menu, I can't turn it down. I think I will make this for dinner tonight...

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  36. Congratulations on your weight loss. That curry looks amazing; I love that special taste and the chicken peas make it Perfect.
    Rita

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  37. complimenti per questo piatto buonissimo! ciao!

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  38. This looks so darn delicious.. great photo too! Can't wait to break out the chickpeas

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  39. Krishnaveni MaheshMarch 11, 2010 at 3:33 PM

    It looks great

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  40. Nice combination! Looks too tempting. Hope you enjoyed the curry. Nice Click!

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  41. wow, chickpea and potato a wonderful combo. I really loved the way you presented it. very tempting.

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  42. Your curry looks like something at a restaurant...so pretty! And curry is a favorite dish at my house too! :)

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  43. I do love a good curry. This looks fantastic!

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  44. Well, this sounds great! I have just very recently started using curry and this combination sounds like a great one to make! It looks delicious!!!

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  45. Oh yum yum yum! I want this in my belly!

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  46. That's so great about losing weight! I love a potato and chickpea curry. Looks delicious!

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  47. I am currently obsessed with chickpeas--can't wait to try this!

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  48. A delicious curry with chickpeas and carrots, yum!

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  49. Add in cauliflower and it will almost be like aloo gobi! Yum!

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  50. That is a nice dish of curry. Good one !

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  51. Dear,
    You have an award waiting for you at my spot. Dunno if award-passing is your kind of a thing but you were remembered.

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  52. Lovely curry Sook. Love all the flavor in here.

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  53. oh I am definitely saving this reicpe!

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  54. A delicious sounding curry! Would love to try this one.

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  55. I am sooo excited to try this, such wonderful flavors.

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  56. I agree with you..I could eat curry almost every night. The aroma is so addicting and the flavors really go well with chick peas/ This is a lovely dish!

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