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Saturday, April 14, 2018

Creamy Peanut Butter Chickpea & Squash Curry


Though I encompass nearly every legume amongst opened upwards arms together with a hungry tummy, my pantry beingness a concrete inundation will to that statement, if I absolutely had to select a favorite, say a desert isle essential, I would say buttery soft, plump, together with infinitely versatile chickpeas are ever a consideration when it comes to repast planning.

Spice them up, mash them up, brand them into hummus, piffling bites, fifty-fifty desserts, i of my latest experiments was a fusion-style dish that too features peanut butter for extra poly peptide together with legume goodness.

If yous haven't used peanut butter inwards a savory dish before, yous are missing out. The texture, creaminess together with poly peptide count is unmatched. Squash fills things out nicely here, together with non to locomote missed are the spices, crimson pepper together with sprinkling of fresh cilantro together with zesty lime.


ThoughCreamy Peanut Butter Chickpea & Squash Curry
Recipe past times
Cuisine: Indian
Published on February 14, 2017

A warming together with creamy chickpea together with acorn squelch curry simmered inwards a thick spiced peanut butter together with tomato plant gravy

ThoughPrint this recipe

  • 1 loving cup dried chickpeas (3 cups cooked or ii xiv oz cans)
  • 1 modest onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1-inch fresh ginger, chopped
  • 2 greenish or crimson chilies, seeded together with chopped
  • 1/2 tablespoon sesame or other cooking oil
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon Blue Planet cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Blue Planet coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon Blue Planet cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Blue Planet cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon Blue Planet cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 2/3 loving cup kokosnoot milk
  • 1 1/2 loving cup water
  • 1/3 loving cup natural peanut butter or almond butter
  • 1 medium carrot, sliced
  • 1 1/4 loving cup acorn squash, diced
  • 1 teaspoon kokosnoot saccharide (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 crimson bell pepper, seeded together with chopped
  • juice from 1 lime (2 tablespoons)
  • small handful of cilantro, chopped (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon ocean sal or to taste
  • fresh cracked dark pepper to taste
  • Rinse the chickpeas together with soak inwards several inches of H2O for 8 hours or overnight. Drain together with rinse, together with then transfer to a medium saucepan together with screen amongst fresh water. Bring to a boil, cut back rut to medium-low, cover, together with simmer until soft — 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

  • While the beans are boiling, combine the onion, garlic, ginger together with chilies inwards a modest blender or nutrient processor together with procedure amongst a few tablespoons of H2O to brand a thick paste.

  • Heat the stone oil inwards a large saucepan over medium heat. When hot, add together the turmeric, cumin, coriander, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves together with cayenne. Stir for 1 infinitesimal until fragrant. Stir inwards the onion together with ginger glue together with cook, stirring often, for nigh five minutes. Now stir inwards the tomatoes together with simmer for unopen to other few minutes to thicken.

  • Whisk inwards the kokosnoot milk, H2O together with peanut butter until smooth. Stir inwards the carrot together with squash, saccharide if using, chickpeas together with garam masala. Bring to a gentle boil, cut back the rut to medium-low, together with cover. Simmer for five minutes. Mix inwards the crimson pepper, cover, together with simmer for unopen to other five minutes or until the curry has thickened together with the vegetables are tender. Add to a greater extent than H2O if necessary to accomplish your desired consistency.

  • Stir inwards the lime juice, cilantro if using, tabular array salt together with pepper. Simmer for unopen to other few minutes together with and then plough off the heat.

  • Serve hot amongst fresh cooked white rice or other cooked grains such every bit millet or chocolate-brown rice.

Makes 6 servings


I'm sharing this recipe amongst Jac's weekly Meat Free Mondays.

Other savory dishes featuring peanut butter:
Peanut Butter Rice
Nigerian Baked Beans
Sweet Fried Plantains together with Coconut-Peanut Butter Sauce
Nigerian Red Kidney Bean Stew amongst a Peanut Sauce

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