Chickpea Crepes with Roasted Vegetable Curry
I love Indian food. My best friend is Indian-English so I learned a lot about wonderful Indian cooking from her. This recipe for chickpea crepes, however, is from Myra Kornfeld's The Voluptuous Vegan. Move over papadums, these crepes were a crisp and delicious shell to a roasted vegetable Korma curry.
The chickpea crepes were super easy to make (adapted from The Voluptuous Vegan):
1/2 cup chickpea flour
1/2 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp olive oil
1 cup water
1 tbsp snipped chives
Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl then add the olive oil and water. Blend with an immersion blender for 2 minutes. Add the chives and let the batter rest for 20 minutes.
For the roasted vegetable filling:
1/2 cauliflower, cut into florettes
1 Japanese eggplant, cut on the diagonal
1 cup cherry tomatoes
6 cloves garlic
1-2 tbsp olive oil
7 oz chickpeas, drained and rinsed
Heat the oven at 375 and combine the vegetables (excluding the chickpeas), olive oil, and salt. Roast for 25 minutes. Add the chickpeas, stir, and roast an additional 10 minutes.
The complete recipe:
Lightly oil a skillet and use 1/4 of the batter to create a pancake over medium high heat. Cook until bubbles appear and edges of the pancake come away easily from the edge of the pan. Flip and cook 2-3 minutes. Place on a plate in a 200 oven to keep warm. Repeat until you have 4 pancakes.
Chop 1/2 onion finely and cook in 1 tbsp olive oil along with a generous shake of cumin and coriander seeds. Add the roasted vegetable and 7 oz of Trader Joe's Korma Simmer Sauce. Cook gently for 8-10 minutes.
Serve the curry in the chickpea pancakes with a spoonful of plain yogurt and 4 slices of cucumber.