I have been trying to move towards a less meaty menu in my home. A very tough thing to do when your husband likes to eat meat. When he sees a starch and greens he always asks “where is the meat?!”
So to avoid that question I’ve been serving a lot of beans and green grams, he never expects to see meat served with them and he likes them. But I’ve gotten tired of them (-_-) We’ve been having them each week for a while now. It’s nice because they’re quick to make once you have a couple of pre-cooked batches in the freezer. But enough is enough! I’m surprised he hasn’t said anything, he usually gets tired of things much faster than me.
The good news is there are other edible legumes out there! Thank God! So to switch things up, I tried chickpeas (^_^) I thought I had made them before but I searched and didn’t find a post. I guess I had them somewhere. I looked at several recipes online and picked on a few addition for this recipe; one was the use of turmeric, and the other the addition of lemon juice at the end for some zing! Chickpeas also have to be pre-cooked, I used a pressure cooker to speed things along.
You could use red pepper flakes of freshly cut chilli peppers of your choice as well. Add the heat the way you like it. I know lots of people prefer to chew into little bits of chilli!
If you are using canned tomato paste, start with two teaspoons, then add slowly of you think you need more. It may be more concentrated. But if you’d like to try and make some at home, here is the recipe I use: It’s very simple (^_^)
How do you like your chickpeas?