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Chickpea and Swiss Chard Curry

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Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 green chilies, seeded and chopped
  • 2 tsp finely minced gingerroot
  • 2 tsp finely minced garlic
  • 3/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 3/4 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala, (optional)
  • 2 tsp tomato paste
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp tumeric
  • 1 cup chopped whole canned tomatoes
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 can (19 oz/540 mL) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 4 cups chopped Swiss chard leaves

Details

Servings 4

Preparation

Step 1

In saucepan, heat oil over medium heat; cook cumin seeds until beginning to pop, about 1 minute. Add onion and chilies; cook until translucent, about 10 minutes.

Add ginger and garlic; cook for 1 minute. Add ground cumin and coriander; cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add garam masala (if using); cook for 1 minute. Add tomato paste, cayenne pepper and turmeric; cook for 1 minute.

Add tomatoes and salt; cook, stirring, until softened. Stir in 1-1/4 cups (300 mL) water; bring to boil. Add chickpeas; reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Stir in Swiss chard; simmer until tender, 3 to 4 minutes.

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