Thursday, March 18, 2010

Giveaway Winner and Chickpea Tikka Masala

Well, we have the winner of the the giveaway.  Lucky Moonfairy's name was picked by my daughter out of a little purse.  And so funny because I think my daughter would have picked her if she could read them all just to choose that name.  So Moonfairy you are going to receive a Cuisinart food processor.  Congratulations!

After my heavy post yesterday and the fact that I am completely exhausted by a little four year old waking me up in the middle of the night, every night, for the past four weeks, I will keep this brief.

This is a quick recipe- I mean quick, to pull together for a meal. It is really flavorful too!

Chickpea Tikka Masala

1 can chickpeas
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and coarsely chopped
2 cups tomato sauce
1 tablespoon garam masala
1 large onion, minced
2 tablespoons canola oil
2 teaspoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup coconut milk
1/2 cup chopped cilantro leaves

Saute onion in canola oil.  When the onion becomes transluscent add minced garlic cloves and garam masala.  Cook for one minute or until the spices become fragrant. Add tomato sauce, sugar, salt, ginger and chickpeas.  Let it cook for about fifteen minutes.  Pour in the coconut milk.  Heat until warmed and serve.  Sprinkle cilantro over top.  Goes great with rice.

Bench Notes:  You can certainly use whole tomatoes, fresh tomatoes or whatever.  I used sauce because I had some in the fridge that needed to be used.


Barbara Bakes said...

What a gorgeous, colorful meal!

The Blonde Duck said...

You're like the Queen of Exotic treats!

♥Sugar♥Plum♥Fairy♥ said...

Oh i would have loved to be in Moonfairies place ,now that a blogging pals birthday is righ ound the coner and she's in the US :-((((missed this one didn i?

kat said...

What a great vegetarian dish. I'm sad about not winning the food processor though ;)

vanillasugarblog said...

gosh lori I just love this dish. you've been so creative lately--love it.

grace said...

but where's the cinnamon? :)
that's an awfully pretty meal, lori, and the flavors sound outstanding. :)

Lori said...

Grace- Actually there is cinnamon in the garam masala. Garam masala is a real nice spice mixture that does not have the typical things that American 'curry' has. (Mainly - no fenugreek).

Katy ~ said...

Fabulous prize, Lori. Congratulations to the winner.

Love the bright bold colors and big flavors of this. Would love to try it.

Moonfairy said...

Woot Woot!! Great recipe and I'm stoked about the contest! Thanks Lori!

Ingrid_3Bs said...

Congrats to Moonfairy.....that is kinda funny that she picked that name.

Anonymous said...

Oh yum, this sounds fantastic! Love chickpeas and slightly spicy stews. Definitely saving the recipe. :)

Heather said...

I am so going to make this.

Thank you, also, for inspiring me to make those fabulous brioche rolls! They were the highlight of our week.