Indian Spicy-Sour Chickpeas With Cauliflower

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This is a wonderfully fragrant vegetarian Indian dish. Serve with or without rice - delicious with Naan bread and if desired a nice salad on the side - see my Indian salad recipe. : )

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20 Min
30 Min
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1 Tbsp
fresh ginger, finely grated
3 Tbsp
lemon juice, freshly squeezed
2 Tbsp
vegetable oil (or ghee)
2 c
onion, diced
1 can(s)
diced tomatoes, drained (14 1/2 oz)
1 Tbsp
ground cumin
jalapeno, seeded and minced
1 Tbsp
ground coriander
1/2 tsp
1/4 tsp
ground cardamom
1/4 tsp
ground clove
1 tsp
2 can(s)
chickpeas, rinsed and drained (15 oz each)
1 lb
cauliflower florets (1 medium head, cored and trimmed)
1/4 c
fresh cilantro, chopped
3/4 c

How to Make Indian Spicy-Sour Chickpeas With Cauliflower


  • 1Combine lemon juice and grated ginger in a small cup and set aside.
  • 2Heat a large saucepan over medium high heat and add oil (or ghee). Saute onion and cook until onion begins to brown (approx. 4 minutes). Add jalapeno and continue cooking until onion is brown all over (4-5 minutes longer). Add tomatoes, cumin, coriander, turmeric, cardamom, clove, and salt. Stir and cook 1 minute.
  • 3Add drained chickpeas and 1/2 cup water to pot. Cover and cook over medium heat for approximately 10 minutes, stirring occasionally and adding additional water if mixture becomes too dry.
  • 4In a separate pan, combine cauliflower and 1/4 cup water. Cover and cook over medium high heat, stirring carefully every minute or so until cauliflower is tender (approx. 7 minutes). Uncover cauliflower and boil off any excess liquid. Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice mixture. Combine cauliflower with chickpea mixture and add chopped cilantro.
  • 5If desired, serve over rice or serve as is with Naan bread on the side.

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About Indian Spicy-Sour Chickpeas With Cauliflower

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: Indian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy

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