Long Lost Carrot and Chickpea Stew - Sweet Potato Chronicles

Long Lost Carrot and Chickpea Stew

I was very late to get the Face­book party but man I'm hav­ing a good time now.  FB re-connected me with a dear friend after prob­a­bly more than ten years. I know, I know, if we were so close why haven't we spo­ken in ten years? Well, it hap­pens. Peo­ple move, travel, get busy with work. Any­way, as teenagers Kat­rina and I  were so tight we called each other "twin." After all these years we've dis­cov­ered we still have so much in com­mon.

Kat­rina has two kids  - the gor­geous Isabella and Sophia — loves to cook and is all about her kids' health. Well, she would be, as a clin­i­cal dieti­cian. We often FB about what we're mak­ing for din­ner and this dish really caught my eye and Kat­rina kindly sent it along. I made it for din­ner tonight and it was really fan­tas­tic. Ben makes a sim­i­lar dish that has more of a Span­ish bent. This has Indian flavours but is mild enough for the least adven­tur­ous kids. Plus, it made the house smell heav­enly all after­noon. So here we go.….

Lost Lost Car­rot and Chick­pea Stew

Glug of olive oil
1 chopped onion
3 gar­lic cloves minced
1 table­spoon minced gin­ger
1/2 tea­spoon turmeric
3/4 tea­spoon cin­na­mon
1 tea­spoon chili pow­der
3 cups car­rots chopped in 1/4 inch rounds
2 cups of chick­peas
1 red pep­per chopped
1/2 zuc­chini chopped
6 or 8 mush­rooms chopped
1 cup chicken or veg­etable stock
fresh cilantro and plain yogurt to gar­nish

Method

Sautee the onion, gar­lic and gin­ger in the olive oil until they're soft but not carmelized. Add the car­rots and the spices and a splash of stock to stop it from stick­ing. Cook for 10 to 15 min­utes, stir­ring every once in awhile.

Add the other veg­eta­bles and sautee for a cou­ple of min­utes. Add the drained chick­peas and stock and sim­mer for an hour, stir­ring reg­u­larly. Add salt and pep­per to taste. Kat­rina rec­om­mends serv­ing this with a mix of organic rice and wild rice. We only had brown rice so that's what we used.

Esme made a fuss when this was placed in front of her.… and then she ate most of it. Thanks, Kat­rina! Now, what are you mak­ing tomor­row night?

  

6 Comments

  1. Meredyth Young says:

    That dish looks deli­cious, I can almost sense what my house is going to smell like when I make it next week! thanks Kat­rina and Ceri.

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