Saturday, March 3, 2012
Nohutlu Ispanak......as Delicious dish from Turkey (Chickpeas with Spinach )
After a long week away from the blog, I'm back again. We had one of the worst snow storms that I have seen. We had three days of non-stop snowing, and we have to clear the sidewalk 6 times in a day!.......life becomes very slow when it snows......but I enjoyed it!!
I love chickpeas, lentils, and beans. I can eat them just cooked from the pot. I can't buy them in cans, they do not taste good for me.
I love just boiled chickpeas; specially when they are warm just with olive oil and salt.....It is heaven for me!!.....and my daughters likes them too.....when I have chickpeas, she always asked for more. Here you have our favorite recipe.
Nohutlu Ispanak (Chickpeas with Spinach from Turkey)
1 1/2 cups of dried chickpeas
1 onion (chopped)
3 garlic cloves (chopped)
1 cup of diced tomatoes (or 3/4 can of diced tomatoes)
300 grams of frozen spinach (defrosted and drained)
3 tablespoons of parsley (chopped)
3 tablespoons of mint (chopped)
1 teaspoon of cumin (fresh grounded)
Place chickpeas in cold water, and soak them overnight. Drain and rinse them. Cook them until tender.
In a pot, heat the oil, and at medium heat cook the onion along with the garlic (about 5 minutes). Incorporate the diced tomatoes, cumin, salt, parsley and mint. Add the chickpeas, correct for salt and cumin. Incorporate the spinach, cover and simmer for 15 minutes at low temperature.
Serve with olive oil on top. ENJOY!!