Comfort food? Hell yes. I was skimming around the internet a few days ago and stumbled on Mama Pea's recipe for Chickpeas and Dumplings. Chickpeas...dumplings...you can't possibly go wrong. I looked through my pantry and fridge and decided that I wanted something similar. So, I started with Mama Pea's recipe and then altered it to my tastes and what I had here already. It was great fresh from the skillet, but it was even better as leftovers for lunch the following day. I took a shortcut when I made mine. I used Bisquick (mixed with almond milk) to make drop biscuits that I cooked in the skillet with the veggies and chickpeas. It was perfect!
What I used:
- 2 carrots, peeled and cut into a small dice
- 1 Idaho potato, peeled and cut into a small dice
- 1/2 yellow onion
- 3 cloves garlic
- 1 1/2 - 2 cups cooked chickpeas (or 1 can, drained and rinsed)
- 3/4 cup frozen peas
- 3 cups veg broth
- 1 TB oil of your choice (I used coconut oil)
- 1 tsp curry powder
- pinch oregano
- 1/2 tsp coriander
- pinch red pepper flake
- 1 TB cornstarch
- salt and pepper
- for the dumplings:
- 1 1/4 cups bisquick mix (approx)
- 1/3 cup almond milk, give or take, until the dough is held together and no dry bits remain
- 1/4 tsp garlic salt
- Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Be sure you use a skillet that has a lid. This helps steam your dumplings once you add them to the skillet. So, anyway, heat the oil. Then add the onion, potato and carrot. Cook, stirring regularly, for about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
- Add in the broth and use a wooden spoon or spatula to scrap up any bits from the bottom of the pan. Go ahead and add in the spices, the peas and the chickpeas. Bring to a light boil, then, in a small bowl mix the cornstarch and a ladle of broth to the bowl. Mix vigorously with a fork until the cornstarch is dissolved. Then add it back to the skillet. Whisk it well, then lower heat to med-low and simmer the liquid down a bit. I think I let mine cook about 10 minutes this way.
- Then mix your bisquick mix together in a bowl. Use a fork or spoon to drop blobs of the dough into the veggies and broth. Cover with a lid and cook about 15 minutes. This will steam your dumplings to awesomeness. DONE! Pig out. You know you wanna.