Vegetarian Curry Recipe Time
I have tested some non-vegetarian curry recipes over the last few weeks and now it is time to try out a vegetarian curry recipe. Nice to have a bit of balance. And who doesn’t like a good vegetarian curry?
I looked at the untested vegetarian curry recipes and found the Spicy Chickpeas Curry recipe that looked like it produce a pretty good curry. And, best of all, it looked like a really easy curry to make.
Getting the Curry Ingredients
There are no hard to find ingredients needed for this curry. As usual, most of the ingredients were already in the kitchen so all I had to buy on my Saturday shop were the tomatoes and fresh coriander. So this was going to be a cheap curry.
Making the Spicy Chickpeas Curry
The only important thing to remember is that the chickpeas need to be soaked overnight in water. If you forgot to do this then you could probably use tinned chickpeas instead of dried ones.
But I did not forget so the chickpeas were OK to cook when the time came for me to actually start the cooking.
The ingredient preparation was uneventful seeing that this really is such an easy curry to make.
The main cooking phase for this curry is an hour, which gave me plenty of time to make a yummy gin and tonic or two to enjoy before it everything was ready to serve up to the curry tasting team.
One thing that I noticed before the curry was ready was that the sauce was a bit watery. Luckily there is a great article on the Curry Focus website on how to thicken a curry sauce that is too runny. I had some plain flour and quickly added some to the curry and turned the heat up to high. The curry sauce was a lot thicker after a few minutes – result.
Tasting and Rating the Spicy Chickpea Curry
I served up the Spicy Chickpea Curry on basmati rice only a few minutes late and everyone eagerly got stuck into the curry.
And it was good. It was very good. The chickpeas were well cooked and the curry had a slightly sweet taste which, presumably, came from the large amount of onion in the curry. The chickpea curry was spicy hot (there was a nice after burn in the mouth after eating the curry) and was nice and colourful. This is a big curry and there was plenty of leftover curry to eat next day. An extra teaspoon of garam masala might have helped the taste a little but the chickpea curry still got a taste score of 8 out of 10.
Will I Make the Spicy Chickpea Curry Again?
You bet I will make this curry again. The easy curry recipe gives a big curry that tastes great.