Yesterday my 18 month old nephew learned a new word. During our Skype call, he kept waddling around the house saying “bbeeeaannz” and cracking up laughing. Who knew the word “beans” could be so entertaining and funny? Here’s a picture of the little guy to put his cuteness into perspective…
Daww! I know I’m biased because I’m family, but he’s definitely one of the cutest babies.
1 cup chickpeas [2 protein, 2 grain]
1 tsp olive oil [1 fat]
1 small onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tomato, chopped [1 vegetable]
2 leaves of kale [1 vegetable]
1/4 cup water
1″ freshly grated ginger
4 poppadoms: I used Sharwood’s Red Chilli & Cumin flavor [1 grain, 1 protein]
SPICES: coriander, cumin, cayenne peper, paprika, garam masala, tumeric
>>Saute all ingredients (except poppadoms) in a skillet. Add spices mentioned above to taste. Heat the poppadoms in your microwave one by one. Quickly remove each and mold into a taco shape while it hardens (this happens in ~ 5 seconds, so move fast). Spoon the chana masala into your tacos. Garnish with plain greek yogurt, lemon, and cilantro.
*This Chana Masala can be eaten over rice if you replace the fresh tomato with 1/2 (28 oz.) can of diced tomato with juices.