Curry Channa and Aloo – light, healthy, vegan and comforting meal, that comes together in about 30 minutes. So satisfying! You won’t miss the meat.
Happy Monday Guys! How was your 4th of July, did you do anything fun, watch the fireworks?
I did not do the usual, decided to switch things up a bit. No barbecue for us- we ended up eating out and watching the fireworks from one of my favorite places to hang since I had out of town guests.
It offers a GREAT view of Los Angeles, and I so wanted to appreciate this great city during this weekend since I don’t get to do it often. Watching the fireworks from there was spectacular and memorable. So is this Curry Chickpea meal.
A tasty meal that will rival any chicken dish including this Trinidad roti chicken here. Throw in the scotch bonnet pepper without chopping if you want the flavor not the heat, unless you are heat seeker then you can chop the heck out of it and throw it in.
Do you know chickpeas are a great source of source of protein for vegetarians and vegans; and also make for low calorie meals. Don’t just go crazy with oil — it sure adds some calories.
I know it is not curry season, yes, there is one – so have been told. Why wait? Trust me, you don’t want to wait for the fall or winter to make this. You are going to be miss out! It’s quick and easy anyways. You don’t have to slave away in the kitchen. I used canned chickpeas for ease of preparation.
I’m not a vegan or vegetarian but could eat this all the time without missing the meat. Chana is most often served with paratha, roti or some sort of rice dish. If you want to truly make this memorable make it with this chapati here. Or this paratha here.
Watch How To Make It
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Curry Channa and Aloo
- ¼-½ cup canola oil
- 2-3 tablespoons curry powder
- 1 large onion, diced
- 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1½ teaspoon smoked paprika
- 2 teaspoons fresh or dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon white pepper
- ½-1 teaspoon cayenne, optional
- 1-2 cups potatoes, cubed
- 2 15-ounce cans chickpeas, drained
- 1 scotch bonnet or habanero pepper
- 2 green onions, chopped
- 2 cups broth or water, or more
- ½ tablespoon bouillon chicken powder, optional (replace with vegetable bouillon for vegetarian)
- 2 tablespoons parsley, chopped (or more)
- Salt to taste
- Heat a large saucepan with oil, and add curry powder, onions, garlic, allspice, nutmeg, smoked paprika, thyme, cumin, white pepper, and cayenne (if using). Stir occasionally for 2-3 minutes until the onions are translucent.
- Then add potatoes, stir and sauté for 2-3 more minutes. Add stock or water if necessary to prevent it from burning.
- Next, add chickpeas, scotch bonnet pepper, green onion, and broth. Bring to a boil and let it simmer until the sauce thickens; it might take about 18 minutes. Throw in some parsley, and adjust for salt, pepper, and stew consistency. Serve warm.
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