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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Chickpeas Masala

Chickpeas Masala

2 cups chickpeas
1/2 cup diced onion
2 cups diced tomatoes
1 green chili, minced
1 tsp. ginger
1 tsp. garlic paste or 1 large clove of garlic minced
1 tsp. red chili powder
2 tsp. coriander powder
3 tsp. Chana masala powder, (optional)
1/4 tsp. Garam masala
garnish with fresh cilantro

1. Soak chickpeas overnight and pressure cook with salt in it. If using canned rinse them.

2. Heat a wide pan with a Tbsp of oil, add cumin seeds, green chili and ginger garlic paste. Add onions and cook till onions are translucent. Add tomatoes, red chili powder, coriander powder, chana masala (if using), salt and cook till tomatoes are mushy. Transfer the cooked chickpeas and let it boil.

3. Take 1/4 cup of tomato and allow it cool. Grind the rest of the tomato onion mixture to a smooth paste. Blend in the gravy and cook further till it thickens. Mix the chickpeas with tomato onion mixture.

4. Add cilantro or kasuri methi leaves.

Enjoy with warm naan

Adapted from Hot Pot Cooking

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