1 t. of olive oil
1 small yellow onion, sliced thinly
4 cloves of garlic, minced
1 T. minced ginger
1/2 t. red pepper flakes (i used a packet from pizza hut, heh)
2 bay leaves
1 t. ground cumin
1 t. ground coriander
a pinch of cinnamon
1/2 t. of salt
2 C. veggie broth
1 C. baby carrots
2 Zucchini, sliced into half-moons
1 24 oz. can of whole tomatoes
1 25 oz. can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
mint is suggested, too but, I had none
Saute' your onions in the oil over med-high heat for 4 minutes. Add the garlic, ginger, and red pepper flakes and saute' for another minute. Add the remaining spices and salt, and saute' for 30 seconds.
Pour in the broth and throw in the carrots. Cover the pot and bring to a boil. Then lower it down to a simmer and cook for another ten minutes.
Add the zucchini and break up the tomatoes with your fingers. No, really that's what it says to do. I had a princess moment for a second and thought, "with my fingers?!" Then I enjoyed what must be a toddler like pleasure of smushing up those tomatoes! Include the tomato juice. Mix in the chickpeas.
Cover the pot and bring to a slow boil. Cook for 15 minutes. Adjust the lid so some steam can escape. Remove the bay leaves.
I served mine over rice. Delicious.