Chickpea & Broccoli Curry

I’m not one of those folks who normally says “Well, if he can do it, so can I!” I’ve never made Indian food. I’ve certainly eaten it A LOT and absolutely love it. I’ve just never thought I could make it myself. Artichoke has previously made a pretty tasty Aloo Gobi. Ever since his first time making it, he uses Indian spices in many dishes, not just Indian-inspired.

On Saturday evening, we were at a loss for what to make. We had to get some beans from a neighborhood grocery store. While walking through the aisles, I starting thinking of what else we could pick up to make for dinner and what herbs and spices we had at home. After throwing out ideas, I realized that I came up with a curry! I was so excited that I had to start cooking right away.

Artie gave his seal of approval to my “whip up.” And now the next time we decide to make Indian-inspired food, I can say, “Well, if he can do it, so can I!”

Chickpea & Broccoli Curry
Source: Saturday’s Mac & Artie “What to Make for Dinner” Discussion
Serves: 3-4

Ingredients:

  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 medium onion, halved and sliced
  • 1 15oz can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 4 c. broccoli florets, chopped
  • 1/2 c. vegetable broth
  • A batch of Mac’s Curry Sauce (recipe below)
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt (optional)

Directions:

  1. Heat a saucepan over a medium flame. Mince 2 of the garlic. When pan is hot, add garlic and saute until lightly browned. Add onions, broccoli, chickpeas and 1/2 c. vegetable broth. Cover pan to allow mixture to simmer and onions sweat (should take about 5 minutes). Stir occasionally
  2. Uncover pan and pour in the curry sauce. Stir the mixture and bring to a boil. Cover pan, lower heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes
  3. Stir in black pepper and salt, if using, before serving



Mac’s Curry Sauce
Source: A Food Duo Whip-Up
Makes about 1-1/2 cups

Ingredients:

  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 c. vegetable broth
  • 1 8oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 T tomato paste
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 T curry powder
  • 1 tsp. garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp. Indian red pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. oregano

Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients into a blender. Mix on low until sauce is a smooth and creamy
  2. If you like it more or less “hot,” adjust spices as you wish
Curry over brown rice. Mmm! Mmm! Mmm!
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