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Tuesday 11 March 2008

Chickpeas Curry

Ingredients:

  1. 250 gms chick peas
  2. 3 onions
  3. 10 garlic cloves
  4. 2 big pieces ginger
  5. 2 tomatoes
  6. 2 sprigs curry leaves
  7. 2 pieces cinnamon
  8. 8 cloves
  9. 15 to 20 pepper corns
  10. 4 small cardamoms
  11. 1 tsp. garam masala
  12. 1tsp. red chilli powder
  13. 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
  14. 1 tblsp. coriander powder
  15. 3 tblsp. oil
  16. salt to taste

Method:

  • Soak the chickpeas overnight.
  • Cook the chickpeas after adding salt and keep aside.
  • Grind the tomatoes to a smooth paste.
  • Grind all the items from 7 to 14 to a smooth paste.
  • Cut the onions, ginger and garlic into small pieces.
  • Saute the onions, ginger, curry leaves and garlic. Now add the ground masala paste and saute until the oil starts surfacing out of the masala.
  • Add the tomato paste and let it cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add the cooked chickpeas and mix and cook for 3 minutes more.
  • Serve it with rotis or rice.