A Chickpea and Tomato Curry Recipe Test
Another weekend and another curry. I thought that I’d stay with the vegetarian curry recipes and very soon I found a Chickpea and Tomato curry recipe that I could test. This is one of the easiest curry recipes that I’ve seen in a while. And here’s a bonus – I already had everything that I needed for the curry and I did not have to buy any ingredients. Bargain.
Making the Chickpea and Tomato Curry
One of the things that I loved about this curry is that there is so little ingredient preparation in that all I had to do was peel (and chop) the onion, garlic and ginger, open the tins of chickpeas and tomatoes and then measure out the rest of the ingredients. All done very quickly.
And cooking the curry presented no difficulties. All the steps went smoothly and the chickpea and tomato curry was ready almost bang on time. The curry tasting team also arrived as scheduled so everything, and everybody, was ready at the same time.
Tasting and Rating the Chickpea and Tomato Curry
As usual, I served up the chickpea and tomato curry on basmati rice to the tasting team (I even remembered to garnish the curry with the fresh coriander/cilantro).
This is a great curry. Chickpeas, tomatoes and spices – it’s hard to see how it could have gone wrong. And to top it all, this delicious curry was easy, easy, easy to make.
Now I know a few people will start banging on about this not being an “authentic” curry because the main 2 ingredients come out of tins. But why make hard work for yourself? If you want this to be “authentic” then you could soak chickpeas overnight and chop up some tomatoes and add a little tomato paste (or puree). But what would that prove? All it would prove is that you like making work for yourself. The important thing is how the curry tasted. And this curry tasted great. The tasting team gave the chickpea and tomato curry a taste score of 8.5 out of 10 with a spice/heat rating of “Hot”.
Make the Chickpea and Tomato Curry Again?
Yes, I will definitely make this curry again. This is such an easy curry to make and I usually have all of the ingredients at home (apart from the fresh coriander/cilantro).