Friday, February 01, 2008


Seems like over a month since I pulled a Foodie Friday. I guess part of that is because I have been eating staples for some time now. Even though I have been cooking almost nightly nothing has been particularly new. While this recipe is a lot like my lentil, potato, and cauliflower dish I think it is different enough (kinda) that I can post it. It sure was delicious.

  • 1 big ole can garbanzo beans
  • 2 potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 8oz fresh spinach chopped
  • 3 large tomatoes sliced and halved
  • 1 red onion thinly sliced
  • 1 serrano pepper thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp capers
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1tbsp vegetable oil
  • Lots of cumin and curry powder
  • A dash of nutmeg
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Put a big old pot of water on to boil
  2. Heat the oil in a large and deep pan and sauté the onion
  3. After about 4 minutes add the serrano and garlic and let cook for a little while
  4. Add the capers, tomatoes, spinach, and spices cover the pan and let simmer for about 10 minutes stirring occasionally
  5. Add the potatoes to the now boiling water and let them get nice and soft
  6. Once the tomatoes reduce and make a nice sauce add the garbanzo beans and the potato.
  7. Give it a nice stir and let everything cook together for about five minutes.
  8. Serve with flour or corn tortilla with the dish because it is somewhat Indian like and tortillas are somewhat naan like (I know this is a stretch) and I thought it would be good. I was right.


People guessed all the songs from yesterday, cause they were all pretty awesome, so here is a new group.

  1. I love you/ Completely/ Please I don't want you to go/ Thought are not content here with me and you feel you must go
  2. Coming out the slums/ It's the hoodlums/ I'm pulling my gat out on all you bums
  3. I'm trying to tell you something 'bout my life/ Maybe give me insight between black and white/and the best thing you ever done for me/ Is to help me take my life less seriously. Closer To Fine, The Indigo Girls. Identified jointly by Mom and Jason. How Cute.
  4. Isn't she lovely/ Isn't she wonderful/ Isn't she pretty/ less than one minute old. Isn't She Lovely, Stevie Wonder. Identified by Mom.
  5. You've got a bad reputation/ That's the word out on the town/ It gives a certain fascination/ But it can only bring you down


Mom said...

Mmm... that might have to be dinner tonight! It sounds yummy.

#4 is "Isn't She Lovely", by Stevie Wonder. Thanks for a song to make me smile.

Lord Omar said...


have to go with the a good evoo over just vegetable oil though.

Natalie said...

Mom- It was good. Don't thank me, thank the iPod

Lord Omar- Typically I would agree with you but i think the flavors in this one stand up better with a veggie based oil.

Danielle said...

We eat a version of this at least once a week. Garbanzos and potatoes and spinach go so well together.

Never tried the nutmeg though. I'll sneak it in next time.

The hub uses turmeric powder and red chili powder.

To save time we use tortillas instead of chappatti (wheat flour, water, salt, quickly kneaded and rolled into circles and cooked on a tawa flat pan).

I am definitely trying the nutmeg.

Have a great weekend.

jenn said...

grrr. I KNOW number 5 but I don't at the same time. Don't you just HATE that?
Recipe sounds delish...thanks!

dmarks said...

Reminds me of what a wonder Stevie Wonder was (hey, Michigan Hometown Hero idea for my blog!). Does he even make albums anymore?

Mom and Jason said...

#3. "Closer to Fine", Indigo Girls

janeylynne said...

Just sayin' "hi"! I hope you don't think I've deserted you. I use Google Reader and I don't know if it counts in people's stats. I read your stuff every day at work! An excellent way to pass the time. Take care!


Anonymous said...

Sounds good - but why is it curryish?

dmarks said...

Curryish... must be an actor that reminds someone of Tim Curry.

Natalie said...

Danielle- I wish I had some Garam Masala, it would have made this dish wonderful.

Jenn- I also hate when that happens.

dmarks- I haven't hear of one for some time but I haven't exactly been looking either. I only wish there were more Curryish actors.

Citizen of the World- I guess just because I use a lot of curry powder I don't think it automatically qualifies the dish as a true curry. Then again I don't know hat the requirements of a true curry are so maybe it is.
Janeylynne- Nice to see you. I actually haven't checked stats in ages but it is great to know that you are reading.

Anonymous said...

I say you own it - Garbanzo Curry, and any dissenters be damned.

Gadfly said...

Just one serrano?