Learning to Love Legumes

I’m not a fan of chickpeas, lentils split peas and their ilk. I’ll admit that right up front. I’d like to love them and have jars of dried legumes cluttering up my kitchen; testament to my good intentions.

Then. A few weeks ago my dad’s wife, Shaz, cooked us one of the most delicious curries I’ve ever tasted. A chickpea curry!

So we’ve enthusiastically embraced the chickpea concept and here is tonight’s effort:



I sort of followed this recipe, but subbed in silverbeet instead of mushrooms and I forgot the coconut milk and fresh coriander (baby brain!).

I also added about 1/2tsp each of Keens curry powder and turmeric.


Jasper loves to help out in the kitchen 🙂

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2 Responses to Learning to Love Legumes

  1. Sarah says:

    ALWAYS good to know a good recipe – especially when it involves not so popular food items. I have a magic apricot chickpeas (meat) one I will copy and give to you. A GREAT favourite here. We usually make double and freeze half for “those days”.

  2. meg says:

    My Hobo hates peas and beans but with some clever cooking he now enjoyed chickpeas, mung beans and certain lentils. Besides a curry, I like to sub pew pew lentils for minced meat for pasta dishes and chuck a handful of legumes in any soup or stew. I find that as long as I don’t put in too many that most of the time they go un-notices. I really loves useing grains in the same way. We love buck wheat, millet, barley and kibbled rye =)

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