Spicy Chickpeas With Fresh Green Chiles
Indian-style spiced chickpeas with 'Pinocchio's Nose' chiles are served with yogurt to temper the burn.
- Servings: 6
Source: Martha Stewart Living, March 2006
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 2 onions (about 7 ounces each), 1 chopped, 1 thinly sliced for garnish
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 3/4 teaspoon coarse salt
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 piece (1 inch) peeled fresh ginger, chopped (about 1 tablespoon)
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 1 can (15 ounces) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 2 to 4 fresh green chiles (such as Pinocchio's Nose or jalapeno), 1 seeded and finely chopped, remaining seeded and thinly sliced lengthwise for garnish
- 1 ripe tomato, halved and thinly sliced, for garnish
- 3 large pitas or naan (Indian bread), for serving
- 8 ounces plain yogurt, for serving
- Lime wedges, for serving
Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cumin. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is light brown, about 5 minutes. Stir in allspice, cinnamon, coriander, cayenne pepper, and salt; cook 1 minute.
Add garlic, ginger, and tomato paste. Cook about 4 minutes to dry out mixture. Stir in chickpeas and 1/4 cup water. Cover; cook until water evaporates and chickpeas are slightly softened, 5 to 8 minutes. Stir in chopped chile. Garnish with slices of tomato, onion, and chile. Serve with bread, yogurt, and lime wedges.