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Bhindi Masala Chickpea Curry with Ghee

We sampled this out at our birthday party, and it got gobbled up! It was a fave. Was it the Eden beans, the Organic India ghee with its rich flavor and deep golden color, or the Arora Creations Bhindi Masala seasoning mix? My guess they come together in a wonderful, perfect storm… Speaking of seasoning mix, there’s no way I could make this myself. Where on Earth would I find amchur? So I keep a few Aurora packets we sell in the store on hand at home for that last minute “What do I make for dinner tonight?”

What is ghee? Clarified butter, which means it has the aroma of butter, the luscious taste of butter, but is lactose-free. Yep, we’re using Eden beans because you get more beans in an enamel-lined can; they’re cooked with kombu for digestibility. Eden beans are the only canned beans our kitchen uses too.

Here, this dish is simple. You can add anything extra from tofu to tempeh to left-over turkey to fish, steak. Add veggies, chestnuts, shiitakes, maitakes. It’s all good and it’s all yummmmmmm.

Serves 6-8, depending upon whether you make this dinner, add protein, etc.

½ C ghee (Organic India is the brand today)

about 4 C Eden garbanzo beans

½-1 package Arora Creations Bhindi Masala

½ C minced cilantro, or more

   seasoning mix*

½ C minced scallions, optional

 

In a large skillet, gently warm ghee. Stir in Arora Creations spice mix about a minute, until fragrant. Add chickpeas and stir until are warmed through and through – a few more minutes. If adding more protein or veggies, do it at the same time.  When everything is hot, turn off flame. Let dish come to room temperature before adding cilantro and scallions.  Note: Good spooned over steamed basmati rice or quinoa.  *Use the whole packet if you are adding more protein or veggies, or simply want more flavor.

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