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#1 Old 03-31-2009, 07:46 PM
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Bulgar Chickpea Curry

Category: Main Dishes - Other



This recipe is suitable for a: vegetarian/vegan diet





Preparation Time: 30 minutes

Serves: 3-4





Ingredients:

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1 1/4 c vegetable broth

1 tsp curry powder

1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

1/4 tsp ground cumin

3/4c bulgar

1 tsp cooking oil

1c chopped onion

2 garlic cloves, minced

540ml Chickpeas (rinsed & drained) (19oz)

1c chopped red pepper

salt

pepper





Instructions:

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Combine veggie broth, curry powder, cinnamon & cumin in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Add bulgar. Stir & remove from heat. Let stand until liquid is absorbed (approx 30 minutes). Fluff with fork, cover to keep warm.



Heat cooking oil in frying pan over medium heat. Add onions & garlic. Stir occasionally until onion is softened.



Add remaining ingredients. Heat and stir for 2-4 minutes until red pepper is tender-crisp. Transfer to large bowl and combine with bulgar. Stir.





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Makes about 5 cups. Each cup has 13g protein, 8g fiber, 4.3g fat, and 238 calories.



When I made this I included some other veggies (like green pepper, as you can see in the photo). I also added the bulgar to the frying pan for the last few minutes. It was SO GOOD! You can change up the spices a bit or the veggies, it's a pretty flexible recipe!



Yummy!



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#2 Old 03-31-2009, 09:38 PM
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If I didn't already express how good this is.... IT'S SOOOOO GOOD!!
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#3 Old 03-31-2009, 09:43 PM
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Mmm. This is on my "to do" list.
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#4 Old 04-01-2009, 04:47 AM
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Looks good! I have a bunch of bulgur in my pantry that's been just waiting for a recipe like this!
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#5 Old 04-01-2009, 03:16 PM
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I just had the leftovers for lunch... it's even better the second day!!
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#6 Old 04-01-2009, 06:42 PM
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I've already bought the ingredients....did pretty much as soon as you sent the recipe, lol. I'll let ya know what I think...it looks amazing!!
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I've made this recipe and can say that it turns out really, really well. And it freezes well too.
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#8 Old 04-03-2009, 11:07 AM
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I think I'm definatlely going to be trying this soon- it looks so good, and healthy too!
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#9 Old 04-03-2009, 01:28 PM
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YUM! easy, healthy, delicious. i will be making this all the time, thank you!
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Well that's dinner sorted for tonight. I was looking to do a chickpea curry anyway. Excellent inspiration.
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#11 Old 04-16-2009, 08:06 AM
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I've made this a couple of times and it is yummy.... I added spinach to the last batch I made earlier this week to change it up a bit...



Thanks for posting this recipe!
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Where did you get those chickpeas? Your recipe indicates that you use canned, but Ive never seen small canned chickpeas available anywhere. The only canned chickpeas you can buy in the United States are the largest market class available, which are called kabula in India. They are almost the size of marbles when cooked. Those look more like whole chana to me, which are much smaller, and which would be the logical choice for a bulghur.
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Where did you get those chickpeas? Your recipe indicates that you use canned, but Ive never seen small canned chickpeas available anywhere. The only canned chickpeas you can buy in the United States are the largest market class available, which are called kabula in India. They are almost the size of marbles when cooked. Those look more like whole chana to me, which are much smaller, and which would be the logical choice for a bulghur.



Hi!

I just found them at the grocery store, in the regular canned beans/legumes/lentils section. I believe the brand was Unico, or Hunts or something. I can't actually remember off the top of my head! I live in Canada though and have never had a problem finding chickpeas of this size at the grocery store. In fact, I've never seen the larger ones...
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Where did you get those chickpeas? Your recipe indicates that you use canned, but Ive never seen small canned chickpeas available anywhere. The only canned chickpeas you can buy in the United States are the largest market class available, which are called kabula in India. They are almost the size of marbles when cooked. Those look more like whole chana to me, which are much smaller, and which would be the logical choice for a bulghur.





I didn't use canned chickpeas (try not to use canned items if possible) and mine were little like the ones in the photo.... Even after soaking all day then cooking for 1.5 hours before adding to recipe...
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Yeah, I knowits downright weird how long it takes to cook chana. Regular garbanzos cook in half an hour if soaked overnight, but the little ones you have to boil, and boil, and freaking boil for them to get anywhere near soft. It must have something to do with the starch chemistry, but beyond that I cant explain it. Have you tried adding baking soda to the soak water? That should help.
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Cooked it yesterday, absolutely delicious. Thanks for the recipie.
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I made this today for dinner. It was really, really tasty!
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The chickpeas were really nice in this, I enjoyed it quite a bit.
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It sounds easy and looks great!
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Thanks for this. I will try it. What's bulger though? I'm a newbie vegi
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Bulgur is a type of grain. It's very tasty. I can find it in the bulk bins at my local grocery store.
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I made this over the weekend. Very tastey. My omni fiancee wolfed it down And it is AWESOME as leftovers (just had some for lunch!).
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PJ,

This is my first post. I had to register just to let you know that YOU turned on so many people to this recipe.

Many Thanks!!!
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#24 Old 10-22-2010, 12:56 PM
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That looks fan-freaking-tastic!
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I have a bunch of bulgar I have been meaning to use up. Great recipe to try - thanks!

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Wow! Looks amazing, will have to give it a try this weekend
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Good Recipe! Would have been even better if I didn't mess up the bulgar because I was watching tv and let it boil dry

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Yum, thanks for bumping this! I am so making this this weekend!

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