Quick Coconut, Pumpkin, Chic Pea Curry, Not Traditional, But Worth A Try!!!
Happy New Year every one! I hope this means bigger and better things are on the way for us all in 2021! Also, thank you all for your comments and messages to date!! I am a huge fan of chick peas or garbanzo beans. I do have another recipe on here on how to cook from scratch, and a mashed chick pea spread. I sometimes cook my own from scratch when I can find them or take the time to order some, but I also use well rinsed canned quite often. I also love curry and I also am a fan of coconut milk. Today I was in the mood for something curried so whipped up a curry with what I had in my pantry. My favorite way to eat a curry is on jasmine rice, or just plain as a meal or a side dish. Toppings might include, sour cream, yogurt, lemon or lime, or whatever I think might add some extra pizazz!! Please note, this is not a traditional coconut curry, for some reason tomatoes don't do anything for me in coconut curry, pumpkin, another of my favorite ingredients does the trick for me. Here is what I did today: In a sauce pan add: 1/2 can of pumpkin puree (plain) 15 oz 1 can of coconut milk 13.5 oz 1 1/2 cans of well drained and rinsed chick peas 14 oz (note my size cans might not be yours exactly, however, as long as they are very close that's fine) 1 1/2 teaspoons onion powder 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder 1 tablespoon curry powder 1 teaspoon cumin NOTE: all spices are to taste, If you have any other spices you like in your curry go for it, add it in Heat just to a boil, turn heat down and simmer uncovered 25-30 minutes or till starts to thicken, stirring often, to desired thickness Top with your favorite toppings when serving Note: I simply use onion powder and garlic powder here for ease, if preferred you can sauté some onion and garlic first, amount desired and leave out the powders. I have found that everyone has different ideas about what a curry is or should be. This is a simple one that I like, however, there are many, many recipes out there. Either way give a curry a try, just remember it is always up to you, you are the one wearing the apron after all!! Be safe everyone!!