Chickpea Indian Feast! Parsnip/Gram Flour Bharji’s, Chickpea Naan Type Breads and Peach and Chickpea Korma

The quantities in all the recipes make enough for two greedy mouths. This was what I cooked myself for dinner, but I promise you the portions in the photo were just for the photo and half of today’s bounty is for my lunch tomorrow.

I am celebrating Tesco’s selling my favourite East End chickpeas and chopped tomatoes at 3 for a quid. I also am rebelling against my local Tesco’s replacing the 50p World Food’s Gram Flour with their own fancy pants gram flour for something like £2. Bad Tesco’s. You don’t fool me. I live next to the most multicultural street in Wales, with multitudes of ethnic supermarkets. I will be fine for cheap gram flour. I bid you good ‘morrow.

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Chickpea Naan Type Breads

Very simply replace half the flour in any Naan recipe with gram flour. Whilst they are cooking add some butter and garlic to a pan, melt, and when the naan’s are ready brush it over them.

I call them Naan type breads as they in no way resemble a traditional naan BUT they were yummy. And they did a good job of mopping up the sauce.

I have now run out of chopped Garlic which makes me very nervous.

Yes, yes chopped garlic is very expensive compared to fresh BUT the boy can’t even stand the slightest smell of garlic, let alone the taste, whereas I add liberal doses to everything. So a jar of chopped garlic I can keep for months in a fridge works for me. And it prevents waste.

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Parsnip Bharji’s

Grate one parnsip, add to a bowl and mix with cumin, garam masala, onion granules and garlic powder. Add gram/chickpea flour and 2 eggs until you have a sticky paste. Mould into 6 mounds and bake in an oven, turning half way through.

THIS IS A GREAT WAY TO USE UP THOSE SLIGHTLY SOFT PARSNIPS YOU BOUGHT AT THE MARKET AND NOW NEED TO EAT QUICKLY.

THIS IS ALSO A GREAT WAY TO USE UP YOUR GARAM MASALA PACKET THAT EXPIRED IN FEBRUARY.

LAST YEAR.

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Peach and Chickpea Korma

This is a recipe in Jack Monroe’s first cook book ‘A Girl Called Jack’  that I added the last of my korma paste to.

I am now very content. And full. And as the boy is being all arty and painting I can watch Save Money Good Food on repeat in peace.

I love the way the presenters say the title of the show. It is ridiculous. Like SAVE MONEY? GOOOOOOD FOOOOOD!

Have a great night guys.

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