Thursday, March 19, 2009

An easy Indian stew.

Don't know what to make for dinner? Try this delicious and EASY Indian stew. Meatless, it's perfect for vegetarians (and those who just love their vegetables), but it's easy to throw in chicken or beef for those carnivores out there (I'm posting the vegetarian version).


1 cup of long grain white rice
2 TBSP vegetable oil (try safflower oil, it's great)
1 medium onion (minced)
2 garlic cloves (chopped)
coarse salt and ground pepper
1 TBSP curry powder
1 TSP ground ginger
3 cups of homemade tomato sauce (or store bought)
2 cans of chickpeas (drained and rinsed)
1 TBSP fresh lime juice
1/2 cup of plain, low fat yogurt

  1. Cook rice according to package instructions; cover, and keep warm.
  2. While rice is cooking, heat oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Add onion and garlic; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, until onion is tender, 4 to 6 minutes. Add curry powder and ginger; cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  3. Add tomato sauce, chickpeas, and 1 1/2 cups water. Bring to a boil; reduce to a simmer, and cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened, 8 to 10 minutes. Stir in lime juice; season with salt and pepper. Serve stew with rice and yogurt, garnished with lime wedges and a pinch of curry.
It only takes about 25 minutes to make. Serves 4.
{picture and recipe from Martha Stewart}

1 comment:

erin said...

yum! (my mom passed on an almost identical recipes last night!) sounds so good.