Our two-year-old son Oliver really likes this simple and well-spiced dish. It’s very filling, and very tasty.
Cook onion and garlic in oil for 3 or 4 minutes. Add pepper flakes and other spices and stir for 2 to 3 minutes.
Stir in tomato paste and apple juice. Add the potatoes, chickpeas, sugar, bay leaf and lemon juice. Simmer uncovered for 25 to 30 minutes, stirring from time to time. It’s done when potatoes are tender and mixture is thickened.
Discard bay leaf. Season with hot pepper sauce.
Serve over brown rice.