Chickpea and Veggie .... sort of stew thingy...
Sorry but all the amounts are quite vague as Im not a very precise cook, a handful of this, a dollop of that...
I have a litre jug and use that to soak dried beans etc...for Rik n me I'd soak only a coffee mug of dried chickpeas, when soaked they'll swell to about half a jugfull, which is plenty.
Chickpeas, as above.
3-4 big toms sliced
3-4 small green peppers (I pick mine about the size of an orange) chopped.
1 big onion, 2 if you like...chopped
A couple of small aubergines or 1 large.. diced.
a good big handfull of sliced green beans...
I used a chunk of cauliflower I had left over too,
A good half teaspoon thyme.
chopped parsley.... to taste.
A good dollop of homemade passata..
A good dollop of olive oil.
Hot pepper sauce to your taste... optional...
Veg stock cube.
Soak and cook chickpeas... (boil for a few mins then simmer till soft... add a bay leaf and herbs but not salt or they'll be tought)
Meanwhile, in a heavey bottomed pan , fry off in olive oil, onions, toms, aubergines... add thyme,and parsley... simmer till all soft and melded together... add a dash of water , crumble in stock cube... add rest of veggies and simmer till soft and fragrant... add passata and hot sauce to your taste... (some may want to add a sprinkle of sugar if toms were not very sweet) Add chickpeas and cook for a few mins to let them absorb the flavours...
Serve with boiled rice.