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Chickpea Ala King

What you need: 

1 large onion, chopped fine
1/2 green pepper, diced
1/2 red pepper, diced
1 cup fresh mushrooms, sliced (4 oz can may be used)
1 teaspoon tarragon
1 cup carrots, sliced and cooked until tender
2 cup frozen green peas
2 15 oz cans garbanzo beans, or 2 cup dry beans soaked overnight in 4 cup water
1/2 cup toasted, slivered blanched almonds
Gravy:
3 cups water, use the juice off the garbanzos plus water to equal 3 cups
1/2 cup slivered blanched almonds
3 tablespoon sesame seeds
3 tablespoon vegan chicken flavor seasoning
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon onion powder
2 tablespoon flour

What you do: 

Saute the onion, peppers and mushrooms for 5 minutes, set aside. Place almonds, sesame seeds, veg chicken seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, flour and water in blender. Blend several minutes until very smooth. Add to sauteed vegetables and bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring often. Let simmer for a few minutes until thickened. Add tarragon, cooked carrots, frozen peas and garbanzos. Heat through. Serve over brown rice, noodles or toast. Top with toasted almonds, if desired.
There is a lot of chopping, dicing and blending involved in this recipe. Dont let it intimidate you! It is to die for!

Preparation Time: 
1 hour
Cooking Time: 
Servings: 
6
Recipe Category: 

SO HOW'D IT GO?

I made this tonight with some modifications. I didn't have most of the ingredients, so here is what I did:

Sauteed one red pepper and half of a sweet onion.
Added 3 cups of chickpea "juice", no water. I had cooked chickpeas in the crockpot and used that "juice."
Added 2 tablespoons of flour to the "juice" and veggie mix.
Added different seasonings that I had around. I think it was pink salt, white pepper, dried oregano, garlic powder, and dried onion bits.
Mixed it all up good and brought it to a boil.
Let it simmer a bit.
Added leftover rice and chickpeas. I didn't measure this, just added in what I had. I was using a 10" cast iron pan and it was quite full!
Brought this back to a boil, let simmer for a bit and served.

It came out very good and I am glad Google led me to this recipe. I had leftover chickpeas and was trying to figure out something different to do with them.

This recipe fed me, my husband and my 6 y/o with plenty of leftovers.

Thanks to the OP for an excellent recipe!  ;)b

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This is definitely good but I used the vegan gravy from another recipe because I didn't have almonds. I used the gravy at this link... http://vegweb.com/index.php?topic=12302.0 and it tasted great. Don't go short on the red pepper or gravy as they really make this dish!

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