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Chickpea Stew With Greens And Spices

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  Swiss chard/10 cups, mixture of greens, such as chard, spinach, kale, tatsoi, mustard and arugula, torn into large pieces 1 1⁄2 Pound, tough ribs removed
  Canned chickpeas 16 Ounce, drained, rinsed (1 Can)
  Garlic cloves 6 Medium, coarsely chopped
  Coarse kosher salt 1 Teaspoon
  Sweet paprika 2 Teaspoon
  Cumin 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Turmeric 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Whole black peppercorns 1 Teaspoon
  Extra virgin olive oil 10 Teaspoon (3 Tablespoons Plus 1 Teaspoon)
  Chopped fresh coriander 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (Cilantro)
  Minced parsley 2 Tablespoon
  Onion 1 Medium, chopped
  Green bell pepper/Anaheim chili 1 , cut into 1/2 inch dice
  Dried red chiles 1 Small
  Tomatoes/2 cups drained canned italian plum tomatoes, coarsely chopped 2 Large, peeled, seeded and chopped, juice reserved

1. Place the greens in a steamer, cover and steam over boiling water until wilted, about 5 minutes. When the greens are cool enough to handle, coarsely chop them and set aside.
2. Place the chickpeas in a medium bowl and add water to cover. Rub the beans between your hands to loosen the skins. Discard the skins.
3. In a mortar, pound the garlic with the salt until it begins to break down. Add the paprika, cumin, turmeric and peppercorns and pound until the peppercorns are well broken up. Add 1 teaspoon of the olive oil to moisten the mixture. Add 2 tablespoons of the coriander and the parsley and continue to pound for a few minutes until a rough paste forms.
4. In a large nonreactive skillet, heat the remaining 3 tablespoons olive oil over moderate heat. Add the onion and green pepper and crumble in the dried chile. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 4 minutes. Stir in the garlic paste, chickpeas and 1/2 cup of water. Bring to a simmer and cook until the onion is soft, about 5 minutes.
5. Stir in the tomatoes and their juice, the greens and 1/2 cup of water. Cook over moderately low heat for 20 minutes. Stir in the remaining 2 tablespoons coriander and serve hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Side Dish
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
60 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 354 Calories from Fat 136

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 15 g23%

Saturated Fat 1.2 g6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 1192.4 mg49.7%

Total Carbohydrates 47 g15.7%

Dietary Fiber 11.2 g44.6%

Sugars 7.7 g

Protein 11 g22.8%

Vitamin A 244.7% Vitamin C 189.4%

Calcium 18.8% Iron 40%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Chickpea Stew With Greens And Spices Recipe