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Savory Indian Sweet Potatoes and Chickpea Curry over Rice

These two things are pretty different and not really both necessary in a single meal, but I figured since I was making one I might as well do both and have leftovers…which is how it went down, and not to surprise, I loved the one I’d had before and was lukewarm about the other, although I do like a lot of the Moosewood recipes.  I’ve tried a couple that turned out REALLY gross too though…don’t remind me of Grape-Cucumber soup…

I found the recipe for Savory Indian Sweet Potatoes online, and decided to give it a shot, since all it needed to be Veganized was a switch out of regular cream-cheese for a veg. version.  I think I may have poured in a bit too much lemon juice, as this was very acidic, and I think it may have led to some pretty severe heartburn later that night.  It looked pretty though…

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Not something I’d do again, but let me know if you try it and really like the recipe…the online review seemed pretty complimentary.  And now on to the part I DID love, which is the chickpea curry.  This is actually something my ex-boyfriend’s mother made for us when he graduated college a couple years ago, and at the time I had seconds and took the leftovers to work for lunch, so I was still thinking about it recently, and asked if she could forward the recipe.  It certainly didn’t disappoint!  Still just as good as I remember it, although I did make a couple small changes.

1-3 tbs quality Curry Powder
1 can Garbanzo Beans
Salt to Season
1 tbs lemon juice
1 clove minced garlic
1 small onion, diced
2 tsp mustard oil
2 tbs hemp milk

Directions
1. Heat oil over Medium heat and add onions. Cook 3-5 minutes to soften a bit. Push the onions to one side and add all other ingredients. Stir and simmer on low for anywhere from 5-30 minutes depending on what else you’re making. check every so often that it hasn’t dried out too much, and if it has, add a bit of the hemp milk or liquid of choice. You can use stock too, but I add the tiny touch of creaminess the “milk” adds.

So simple and so delicious…there’s just nothing quite like a classic.  I like it over rice, but it’s also great mopped up with roti or naan, and I sometime put a dollop of mint chutney on top…just to spice things up a bit.  It’s also important to remember if you’ve got leftovers…this gets hotter with time.

Selah.

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