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  1. Chick Peas with Garlic and Green Chillies --

  2. Adapted from Madhur Jaffrey's

  3. Eastern Vegetarian Cooking

  4. These

  5. quantities serve two, but you can easily double or quadruple them. Ingredients:

  6. 4-6 cloves of garlic, crushed or minced

  7. 1/2 tsp cumin seeds

  8. stock or sherry for sauteeing

  9. 1 Tbsp tomato paste, mixed with

  10. 3 Tbsp water

  11. 1 15-oz can chick peas, drained

  12. 1 medium-large potato, peeled and diced

  13. 1/2 cup water

  14. 1/2 tsp salt

  15. 1-2 fresh green chillies, chopped

  16. 1/2 tsp ground cumin

  17. few drops lemon juice

  18. cayenne pepper, if you like it hot...

  19. Method:

  20. Sautee the cumin seeds and garlic in stock or sherry for 2 mins, then add

  21. the diluted tomato paste and cook for 1 minute longer. Then add the chick

  22. peas, water, potato, salt, green chillies, ground cumin, and lemon juice. I

  23. find that one green chilli makes this pleasantly spicy, but if you like it

  24. hot, add cayenne pepper or chili powder at this stage. Simmer for 20 mins.

  25. Serve with bread; I like pitta bread, but crusty bread or tortillas work

  26. just as well.


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