East African Eggplant Curry with ChickpeasFrom mbeards2 6 years ago
- 1 medium eggplant (1 pound 2 ounces), unpeeled shopping list
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil shopping list
- 1 medium onion, chopped shopping list
- 4 large garlic cloves, minced shopping list
- 1 or 2 fresh jalapeño peppers, minced; or 2 to 3 teaspoons diced canned roasted jalapeño peppers shopping list
- 1 tablespoon minced peeled fresh ginger shopping list
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin shopping list
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric shopping list
- 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon dried hot red pepper flakes, or to taste shopping list
- 2 cardamom pods (optional) shopping list
- salt to taste shopping list
- 1 pound ripe tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and coarsely chopped; or 1 28-ounce can plum tomatoes, drained and chopped shopping list
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste shopping list
- 1/2 cup water shopping list
- 1 1/2 to 2 cups cooked chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained shopping list
- cayenne pepper to taste shopping list
How to make it
- Cut eggplant into 1/4-inch dice.
- In a heavy, wide casserole, heat oil, add onion, and cook over low heat for 7 minutes, or until soft but not brown.
- Add garlic, jalapeño peppers, ginger, coriander, cumin, turmeric, pepper flakes, and cardamom.
- Cook mixture, stirring, for 1 minute.
- Add eggplant and salt, and mix well over low heat until eggplant is coated with spices.
- Add tomatoes and bring to a boil over high heat. Mix tomato paste with water, and stir into mixture.
- Cover and simmer over low heat, stirring often, for 20 minutes.
- Add chickpeas and simmer 10 to 20 more minutes or until eggplant is very tender and mixture is thick.
- Taste and adjust seasoning, adding cayenne pepper if desire. Remove cardamom. (Stew can be kept, covered, 3 days in refrigerator.) Serve hot.
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This sounds soooo delicious!!! Saved and will definitely try soon!juels in Clayton loved it
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