Chickpea curry

We've both been a bit worried about our crap diet recently (too much pizza) so we agreed that we were going to try and eat a bit healthier. Since I enjoy cooking I thought I'd get the ball rolling with something tasty and spicy.

I've found a really cool site that has loads of recipes to try so I thought I'd try a chickpea curry. I deviated slightly from the recipe on the site though (I can't help trying new things when I'm cooking). It was really nice to be cooking something healthy again and I have to say - it was really really tasty! I think there's a big difference in taste between something cooked from scratch and a jar of sauce.

The photo here is the finished product (that's a sprig of coriander on the top by the way).

Ingredients :
  • Olive oil
  • two small red onions (finely chopped)
  • half a garlic bulb (I love garlic)
  • an inch of ginger root (half grated, the other half finely diced)
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cumin (I ground cumin seed as I didn't have the powdered form)
  • a handful of finely chopped fresh coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 tin (400g) of chick peas (including the liquid)
  • 1 tin (400g) of good chopped tomatoes (blended to a smooth paste)

3 comments :

Hazmaster said...

Am I missing something, where's the photo!?

Awesome, that does sound very tasty! ... and rather Arabian too. May have to try this at some point! ;)

Also, thanks for approving my last comment. Glad you've started blogging again dude. :D

Phil said...

Sorry about the lack of photo - I accidentally deleted the photo when I cleared out my Google albums (oops). I've added the photo again. :)

I'm trying harder to keep blogging this time!

Hazmaster said...

Ah I see. Muchos gracius for the photo. :) Definitely going to have to try it now!

I recently had duck... if I remember on, I'll have to share ya the photo at some point! Was rather tasty!

Coolio, you'll always get my views! ^_^ Keep meaning to get back into it myself... but currently on tumblr with my recent adventures... which takes up a bit of my time. Especially since I have one that's a story (based on my life)... a spinoff... and a "what I'm currently up to" blogish type stuff. I will eventually get round to it. ^_^ The thing that's keeping me going is because I have one viewer who's very keen on me keeping at the story one & its spinoff. I'll explain through Facebook at some point. ^_^