Friday, October 16, 2009

Easiest Indian Stew, ala Martha

On the blog I have with my friends, we have started a little recipe exchange. Here is my first post. (Fellow Martha fans might want to read to the end, for the academic Martha survey).

I have made this recipe from Martha Stewart's Everyday Food twice--once for dinner and once as a cook-ahead meal so I would have lunches to take to work. It's quick and good. It's not, of course, like eating in a great Indian restaurant, but still tasty.

The recipe is supposed to serve 4, but Neilson and I ate almost all of it when we had it for dinner.

1 cup long-grain white rice
2 tablespoons vegetable oil, such as safflower
1 medium onion, minced
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
Coarse salt and ground pepper
1 tablespoon curry powder, plus more for garnish
1 teaspoon ground ginger
3 cups homemade or best-quality store-bought tomato sauce2 cans (15 ounces each) chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice, plus lime wedges for garnish
1/2 cup plain low-fat yogurt

1. Cook rice according to package instructions; cover, and keep warm.
2. While rice is cooking, heat oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Add onion and garlic; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, until onion is tender, 4 to 6 minutes. Add curry powder and ginger; cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute.
3. Add tomato sauce, chickpeas, and 1 1/2 cups water. Bring to a boil; reduce to a simmer, and cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened, 8 to 10 minutes. Stir in lime juice; season with salt and pepper. Serve stew with rice and yogurt, garnished with lime wedges and a pinch of curry

Speaking of Martha, I recently received this message on a listserve, which might interest any of you fellow Martha fans:

I am a scholar working on a project about Martha Stewart (placing her discourse in context with the history of domestic advice), and am looking for respondents who currently (or in the past) subscribe to Martha Stewart Living_ magazine, or who currently (or in the past) watch "The Martha Stewart Show." If you think this description fits a friend, colleague, or family member, I would appreciate it if you could forward the note.

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1 comment:

jody said...

looks good.