When time is of the essence, this hearty stew makes a quick meal. It has a complex, almost beefy flavor that develops when the onion and garlic are cooked until dark brown. Accompany with steamed rice or whole-wheat flatbreads (chapatis).

Raghavan Iyer
Source: EatingWell Magazine, Winter 2004
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat; cook cumin seeds for 10 seconds. Add onion and garlic; cook, stirring, until dark brown, 5 to 8 minutes. Add coriander; cook, stirring, for 20 seconds. Stir in water, potato, chickpeas, salt, pepper and 1 tablespoon cilantro. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until the potato is tender, 15 to 20 minutes.

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  • Add tomato, increase heat to medium and simmer, uncovered, for 1 to 2 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon cilantro and serve.

Tips

Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days. Reheat on the stovetop or in the microwave.

Ingredient Note: Coriander seeds are tiny and yellowish brown; they are produced when cilantro is allowed to seed. They smell slightly citric. Their flavor does not resemble, in any way, that of cilantro.

Nutrition Facts

235.9 calories; protein 7.9g 16% DV; carbohydrates 40.9g 13% DV; exchange other carbs 2.5; dietary fiber 7.8g 31% DV; sugars 3.1g; fat 5.4g 8% DV; saturated fat 0.5g 2% DV; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 266.2IU 5% DV; vitamin c 15.6mg 26% DV; folate 100.2mcg 25% DV; calcium 77.8mg 8% DV; iron 2.8mg 16% DV; magnesium 59.3mg 21% DV; potassium 559mg 16% DV; sodium 538.9mg 22% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 12% DV.

Reviews (6)

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Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2012
Fantastic meal What a great fast meal to make. This recipe is a keeper. For someone who doesn't particularly like chickpeas I loved this stew the spices are just right. Janei Pros: Excellent flavor and very easy to make quick Cons: I liked more tomatoes Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2012
For someone who hates Chickpeas I'll make this again..a definite keeper recipe Will be great for lunch tomorrow The spices are just right. Congratulate the inventor. Janei Pros: Love this combination Cons: Needed a bit more tomato for my liking Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I've made this a couple of times and we love it. It is quickly becoming a staple of my meatless Mondays. We liked it served over roasted garlic couscous. A very filling and really tasty stew. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
A simple but delicious recipe. I made it as is. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Really delicious and dead easy. I quadrupled this recipe and we can't get enough of it. Needs nothing added to it. Texture and flavor are perfect! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Very satisfying I added a carrot and 6 mushrooms instead of the potato and loved the texture and flavor. I never use whole seeds so the unique spiciness was a treat. Read More
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