Tomato-coconut soup with spiced chickpeas

Missy and I started this recipe before [my very first] choir practice (!!!) and finished it afterward by frying up the chickpeas.  Easy, filling, healthy, tasty.

Recipe from Redbook:

* 2 tablespoon(s) peanut or canola oil
* 1 large onion, diced
* 3 clove(s) garlic, chopped
* 2 teaspoon(s) garam masala
* 1 1/2 teaspoon(s) grated fresh ginger
* 1 1/2 teaspoon(s) crushed garlic
* 1 can(s) (28-ounce) fire-roasted diced tomatoes, undrained
* 1 carton(s) (26-ounce) reduced-sodium chicken stock or broth
* 1 can(s) (13 1/2-ounce) light coconut milk
* 1 1/2 teaspoon(s) kosher salt

Spiced Chickpeas:

* 3 tablespoon(s) flour
* 1/2 teaspoon(s) curry powder
* 1/2 teaspoon(s) kosher salt
* 1 can(s) (15-ounce) chickpeas, rinsed and drained on paper towels
* 2 tablespoon(s) peanut oil
* 2 tablespoon(s) canola oil
* Sliced scallions, for garnish
* Plain yogurt, for garnish


1. Heat oil in a 5-quart soup pot over medium-high heat; add onion
and sauté 4 minutes until translucent. Stir in garam masala, ginger,
and garlic and cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly, until fragrant.
Add tomatoes with their juice and stock and bring to a boil; reduce
heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer 25 minutes.
2. To make spiced chickpeas: While soup simmers, place flour,
curry, and salt in a large food-storage bag; seal bag and shake to
blend. Add chickpeas to bag and toss until coated. Heat oil in a large
nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Pour chickpea mixture into a
sieve and shake off excess coating. Add to skillet and sauté 6 to 8
minutes, tossing chickpeas frequently until golden brown and crusty.
Drain on paper towels.
3. Puree soup using a stick blender (or in a regular blender in 2
batches). Stir in coconut milk and salt and place over medium heat
until soup is heated through. Ladle into bowls. Spoon spiced chickpeas
over each serving and garnish with sliced scallions and a dollop of


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