Chickpeas & Okra over Brown Rice

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Quick and simple recipe that will surely make everyone happy. If you like a little spice, feel free to add in a little cayenne pepper.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Bowls, Main Course, Side Dishes
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people


  • Medium Pot


  • 2 tbsp olive oil divided
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp coriander seed
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seed
  • 1 small red onion diced
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper optional
  • 1/2 tsp salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp grated ginger
  • 1 tbsp grated garlic
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced okra
  • 1 15oz can diced tomatoes with liquid
  • 1 15oz can chickpeas drained
  • chopped chiles to taste
  • chopped cilantro to taste


  • In medium pot, heat 1 tbsp of olive oil. Add in onion and cook until soft and translucent.
  • Mix in all of the salt and spices, cook an additional minute.
  • Add in the sliced okra, coat with the remaining oil. Continue cooking until the mixture begins to slightly blacken.
  • Stir in the garlic and ginger.
  • Add in the tomatoes and mix well. Let simmer for about 5 minutes or so and let the tomatoes start to brown a bit.
  • Stir in the chickpeas and let simmer for an additional 15 minutes stirring often. If it starts to lose it's moisture, add in a little water to reach your desired texture.
  • Garnish with the freshly chopped chiles and cilantro. Serve over your favorite brown rice or use as a side dish to compliment another dish.

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