Chickpea Pancakes with Curry Sauce

Last week my roommates and I were having a small dinner party and were looking for something casual but delicious to serve a small group of people. We decided on chickpea pancakes with a curry dipping sauce. It was a fun way to eat dinner and easy to make and serve for a group. We also served cut up cucumbers and carrots along with the pancakes to dip in the sauce. For the chickpea pancake recipe, see my old post. If you don’t feel like making the pancakes as well, serve with store bought pitas and cut up vegetables.

We also served a cheese plate as a started. We picked two cheeses, pesto gouda and brie, and served them with crackers and carrot cake jam. It was a fun and delicious meal but easy enough to make for a crowd without spending all afternoon in the kitchen!

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Curry Sauce

Ingredients:

1 large onion

1 tbsp minced ginger

1 tbsp minced garlic

1 tbsp minced green chilies

1 1/2 tbsp ground coriander

1 tsp tumeric

1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

1/2 tsp ground cumin

1 cup tomato soup

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp garam masala

1 tbsp lemon or lime juice

1/4 cup fresh chopped cilantro

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Directions:

Heat a large & wide sauce pan with a little oil. Chop onion and cook until it begins to brown, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium and cook a few more minutes. Stir in ginger, garlic, and chilies and cook for 2 more minutes.

Next, stir coriander, turmeric, cayenne, and cumin. Cook for 2-3 more minutes, stirring the whole time. Add tomato soup and salt and combine. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cover, stirring occasionally, until sauce begins to thicken (about 8-10 minutes).

Remove from heat, add garam masala, cilantro, & lime juice. Cover and let sit for about 5 minutes or until ready to eat.  Serve with chickpea pancakes and veggies for dipping!

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And for fun, a photo of the cheese plate 🙂

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adapted from: http://www.perrysplate.com/2012/01/egg-curry-yes-im-serious.html

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