Well I'm new here, so here's my contribution to hopefully prove I don't suck. Here's my non-traditional adaptation of chana masala - delicious, nutritious, perfect for a carb-up.
Chickpea Curry (Chana Masala)
4 Large turnips, cubed
3-4 Sweet potatoes, cubed
2 Tbsp Turmeric
2 Tbsp Ground ginger
1 tsp Ground cayenne pepper
1 Tbsp Black pepper
1 Large can, diced tomatoes
8 cloves Garlic, crushed
4-5 Tbsp Garam Masala spice mix
2 cans Chick Peas, drained and rinsed
2 cans Black beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup Water
4 Cooking onions, sliced
-Blend dried spices together.
-Heat water in a large saucepan.
-Add one half of the spice blend. Simmer over low heat.
-Add sweet potato, turnips and tomatoes. Stirring occasionally, simmer over medium-low heat until softened (oil is optional). Add more water as needed.
-Stir in onions, garlic and remaining spices.
-When onions are beginning to soften, turn off heat and add chickpeas/beans.
-Ideally, let stand overnight, it'll taste better the next day
-Serve alone, on a bed of brown rice or quinoa, or with chapati or 100% stoneground wholewheat bread.
-Makes a lot! Preserves and freezes well – defrost overnight and reheat on stove (not microwave).