7.29.2010

Chickpea Wat

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This month's Regional Recipes country is a fun one! Ethiopia. I was so excited to participate but had no idea what I was going to make. I hopped on my computer and did a bit of snooping around. This Chickpea Wat really caught my eye. Chickpea Wat is basically a hearty stew made up of chickpeas, vegetables and spices.


Typically, stews like this one are served with a flatbread like Injera. It is folded up and used to scoop up the stew and sop up all of the rich spicy goodness. I did use flatbread for my stew but I cheated and picked some up from Trader Joe's. This was really simple to prepare. That's always a plus in my book!

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I loved this stew. It had such big bold flavor and a nice kick with the cayenne, paprika, ginger, cumin and cardamom. I also loved how healthy and low fat it was. I'll definitely be making this again.

I'm feeling lazy tonight so I'm not going to type out this recipe. Just click HERE and you'll find it.

Be sure and hop over to Joanne's blog, Regional Recipes and join in!

have a great weekend!



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20 comments:

Pam said...

I completely missed Ethiopia!!! Darn.

Joanne said...

Thanks so much for your entry Kim! I love the bold flavors you used...and the fact that it's a chickpea dish! I've been obsessed with them lately.

bellini valli said...

It adds a great deal to yoru creativity to explore new cuisines.

Susan said...

This sounds so good. Especially during a cold spell when you need something to warm you inside. Lovely spices.

Gloria said...

This look delicious Kim, gloria

Maddy said...

This looks so yummy! I always love trying new cuisines, but I've yet to try anything Ethiopian :)

♥peachkins♥ said...

This looks really tasty..

Sook said...

Mmmm I love chickpeas! So healthy AND delicious! I will have to try this recipe soon!

Chef E said...

I love Ethiopian! One of the first ethnic foods I learned to make years ago...

Screen Door Prep said...

We are all big hummus eaters in my house, so I bet chickpea wat would be a hit!

girlichef said...

LOL, I feel ya!! Sounds nummmmy...I love chickpeas...I used them, too ;)

marla {family fresh cooking} said...

Ethiopian is such a fun theme. Your Chickpea Wat sounds awesome. I would enjoy this all year round, the perfect well balanced, full flavored meal :)

Stella said...

Hey Kim, I love stuff like this Chickpea Wat, and any type of North African food is usually always healthful and delicious. Your attempt looks very authentic and wonderful. I'm going over to Joanne's place now...

Velva said...

Looks incredibly healthy and soul satisfying. Awesome Ethiopian dish.

Angie's Recipes said...

I love the chickpeas! The stew looks great!

Chiara "Kika" Assi said...

Ethiopian food... yum! I'll have to go to the Ethiopian restaurant as soon as I get back to Milan! I've never tried to make it myself, but I'll have to buy the spices and do it one of these days!

Chow and Chatter said...

wow love Ethiopian as well I need to give this a try great post have a fun weekend

Claudia said...

I love reading these Ehtopian recipes! Just delicious - kudos to you. The ingredients are so packed with flavor.

Natalie said...

My hubs and I have been dying to go out for Ethiopian, but maybe we'll just make it at home now instead! Thanks for sharing!h

Sweet and Savory said...

I almost made this too but ran into a time crunch. Would you be kind enough to post this on My Meatless Mondays. It is the perfect choice in that it is a bit different. I am looking to find all kinds of meatless recipes for people who have made the meatless choice, even if for one day a week. Thanks for considering it.

http://sweetsav.blogspot.com/2010/08/my-meatless-mondays-brown-rice-salad.html

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