Fragrant Chickpeas with Dates

Author: Canadian Living

As part of a buffet at Eid-ul-Fitr, this dish is also made with other dried fruits, such as apricots, raisins and figs.

  • Portion size 6 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: November 2005

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper
  • 2 cans chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons thin strips lemon rind
  • 3 plum tomatoes chopped
  • 1 cup chopped pitted date
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Method

In large skillet, heat oil over medium heat; fry onion, cumin, coriander, cayenne, salt and pepper, stirring occasionally, until golden and softened, about 8 minutes.

Add chickpeas and half of the lemon rind; fry until chickpeas begin to colour, about 5 minutes.

Add tomatoes and dates; simmer until softened and hot, about 5 minutes. (Make-ahead: Let cool for 30 minutes; refrigerate, uncovered, until cold. Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 2 days. Reheat over medium heat.)

Stir lemon juice into chickpea mixture. Spoon onto platter; sprinkle with remaining lemon rind.

Nutritional facts <b>Per serving:</b> about

  • Sodium 470 mg
  • Protein 8 g
  • Calories 308.0
  • Total fat 7 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Saturated fat 1 g
  • Total carbohydrate 58 g

%RDI

  • Iron 18.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 42.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 6.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 3.0
  • Vitamin C 27.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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