Along with diced, whole, and roasted tomatoes, canned chickpeas are another pantry item that I'm never without. They're inexpensive, tasty, and versatile, plus they've got an extended shelf life. Even my meat-loving significant other is willing to eat a vegetarian meal if it's loaded with protein-rich garbanzo beans.
Use basic chickpeas and tomatoes to create a stunning dish like this chickpea curry. With its madras powder and yogurt topping, it's a restaurant-quality riff on the Indian favorite known as chana masala. For the 20-minute meal, keep reading.