Spiced Chickpeas

Smalerie
Bento-ing from: Boston › Massachusetts
Joined: 6 Jan 2009
User offline. Last seen 2 years 12 weeks ago.

Here is my recipe for spiced chickpeas. I love making these because they are really fun to experiment with and very easy to make.

Veggie Time

Spiced Chickpeas

1 can of chickpeas (or equivalent soaked chickpeas)
2 tb olive oil
2 cups veggie stock
1 shallot, chopped
2 tbs tomato sauce (or even ketchup if you like things sweeter)
1 clove chopped garlic (optional)
spices of choice (cumin, coriander, parsley, paprika, cilantro, etc)
salt and pepper to taste

Heat olive oil in shallow pot (I use a small saucier). Add shallot and cook until it starts to become translucent, then add garlic if you choose. Continue to cook until garlic is cooked and shallots are translucent and a little brown. Add chickpeas. Next add enough stock so that it is level with the chickpeas. Once the stock begins to simmer, add tomato sauce and spices. Stir occasionally and allow the broth to reduce. Basically, all you are doing now is cooking things down so that the chickpeas and onions get soft and cooked. If you find that things get too dry and the chickpeas are soft enough to your liking, simply add more stock and continue to cook down. This is also a fun time to adjust the seasoning and make this dish really your own. Dish is done when chickpeas are relatively dry and start to come out of their skins a bit.

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Kyandasu
Bento-ing from: Boulder › Colorado › USA
Joined: 23 Jun 2009
User offline. Last seen 1 year 41 weeks ago.
Re: Spiced Chickpeas

I absolutely love chickpeas, and so does my boyfriend, so I'll definitely give this recipe a try. Whatever you have next to the chickpeas in the picture looks tasty, too.

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Kringle
Bento-ing from: Jersey › Channel Islands
Joined: 5 Jan 2009
User offline. Last seen 5 years 24 weeks ago.
Re: Spiced Chickpeas

I also adore chickpeas! This is next on my list to try :) looks tastey

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