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Warm Curried Chickpeas

Lush and redolent of the flavors of exotic India, this quick-to-assemble dish suits a warm-weather mealtime. Offer with warmed pita or the crunchy and peppery Indian pappadam bread. Serve fruit with yogurt for dessert.

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Lush and redolent of the flavors of exotic India, this quick-to-assemble dish suits a warm-weather mealtime. Offer with warmed pita or the crunchy and peppery Indian pappadam bread. Serve fruit with yogurt for dessert.

Servings
Serving

Ingredients

  • 3 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup light coconut milk
  • 2 Tbs. grated or minced fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 3 tsp. curry powder, or to taste
  • 1 3/4 cups chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 Tbs. chutney, or to taste
  • 2 1/2 to 3 oz. baby spinach
  • 3 scallions, thinly sliced, for garnish

Preparation

  1. Fill saucepan with water, and add eggs. Bring to a boil over high heat, and cook for 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, heat 1/4 cup coconut milk in large skillet, and stir in ginger, cumin and 2 teaspoons curry powder, frying paste mixture for about 5 minutes, or until very fragrant. Add chickpeas, and sauté for 5 minutes. Add another 1/4 cup coconut milk, raisins and salt to taste, and cook for 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and set aside.
  3. Stir remaining 1/4 cup coconut milk with 1 tablespoon chutney and 1 teaspoon curry powder. Set aside.
  4. Arrange spinach leaves on platter or individual plates. Remove eggs from heat, and run under cold water. When cool enough to handle, peel and halve. Scoop chickpea mixture onto spinach leaves, place egg halves on chickpeas and place portion of chutney on top. Garnish with sliced scallions, and pour coconut milk mixture over salad before serving.

Wine Suggestions

This savory dish has wine-loving friends in the coconut milk, the curry, the spinach and the overall texture of the dish. There are many wine varieties with which it will pair nicely, especially medium-weight, medium-acid whites such as Riesling, Semillon (French or Australian) and Muscadet.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size Serves 3
  • Calories 400
  • Carbohydrate Content 59 g
  • Cholesterol Content 210 mg
  • Fat Content 13 g
  • Fiber Content 11 g
  • Protein Content 18 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 5 g
  • Sodium Content 115 mg
  • Sugar Content 25 g
  • Trans Fat Content 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat Content 0 g