It is traditional to eat certain symbolic foods on Rosh Hashanah. Among some of the symbolic foods are leeks, carrots, and gourds. So, rather than make each item separately, I made a few dishes to combine some of the symbolic foods and make them part of the meal.
Our guest, Manny, coined the name of the dish, which I thought was very funny. He and his wife Judy are among our favorite guests.
2 cups chickpeas, cooked (or 1 can rinsed and drained)
4 leeks, sliced
4 carrots, sliced diagonally
½ butternut squash, peeled and cubed
1-2 cloves fresh garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon ginger
½ teaspoon turmeric, paprika, cumin,
Salt and pepper to taste
Water to cover
Sauté leeks, and add rest of ingredients. Add water to cover. Bring to a boil and simmer until done. This can also be made in a crockpot.
I ran out of canned chickpeas, so I cooked the chickpeas first in the pressure cooker for 40 minutes.
Adjust seasoning as preferred.
Here is a picture:
May we be sealed in the book of life and blessed with a sweet, healthy and good new year!