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Lazy Vegetarian Meal ideas #8 Chickpea and Cannellini Curry

I know I keep doing curry recipes, but  this one is actually quite different to the others. I was originally trying to make a rice/bean confusion thing which didn’t really work out as I planned, but it turned out well and tasted really nice (and healthy!) and is yet again very easy to make and requires minimal skill/effort.


What you need: Fresh tomatoes and mushrooms, half a tin of chopped tomatoes (optional), a tin of chickpeas, a tin of cannellini beans, one white onion, crushed garlic (fresh), rice.

Spices: Fenugreek, Asafoetida, curry leaves, cardamon pods, chilli powder, coriander seeds, salt, pepper, sprinkle of chilli flakes, cumin seeds, pilau rice seasoning

Note :Add full cardamon pods to the rice, whilst cracking them open and adding the seeds to the curry. I’m not sure if that’s how your meant to do it, but it works for me 😛


1: Add some oil to a large pot and stir in some Asafoetida, turn to a medium heat

2: Chop the onion and fry until it starts to brown and become translucent

3: Turn to a low heat and chop some fresh tomatoes, mushrooms and add to the onions after about 10 minutes, also add curry leaves and a bit of salt and stir through

4: Add chickpeas, cannaellini beans and half a can of chopped tomatoes (try not to add too much because this curry shouldn’t be too tomato centric). Also add some crushed garlic and more spices and turn to a low heat, if it gets a bit thick add some olive oil and stir occasionally


5: I did the rice a little differently today. You can make really nice rice without the seasoning (will do a blog post about it soon) but today I was a little lazy. Add the rice, cardamon pods,curry leaves and seasoning to a large pot and fry with some oil for about a minute, then add boiling water and cover with a lid. Let it boil for about thirty seconds and then turn to a low heat and leave for about ten minutes I think some people fry their rice after cooking it, but this has always worked for me and I’d recommend you try it 🙂

6: Add some soya sauce, sprinkle some more chilli flakes and enjoy 🙂



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