Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Chickpeas Curry with a South Touch

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2 cups cooked chickpeas
1 cup chopped onions
1 cup chopped tomatoes
2 green chilles slit lengthwise
1 clove garlic finely chopped
Curry leaves
1/4 cup cilantro leaves
1/2 tsp turmeric
2 big cinnamon sticks
4 cloves
a pinch of cardamom powder
2 tbsp oil
Salt to taste

Roast and grind
1 1/2 tsp coriander seeds
1 1/2 tsp chana dal
12 red chillies(mine were not hot)
1/4 cup freshly grated coconut

Heat oil in a pressure pan,add cinnamon,cloves,fennel seeds,green chillies,curry leaves.Add onions,salt and cook till onions turn translucent.Add tomatoes,turmeric,garlic,cardamom pwdr and cook till gravy forms.Add the cooked chickpeas and the required amount of water for the consistency.Now add the roasted and freshly ground powder.Cover and pressure cook for 3 pressures.Garnish with cilantro leaves. Enjoy with paratha,dosa or idli.
Note:My chillies both green and red were not hot,reduce the amount of chilles if they are of the hotter variety.


Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

First time here dear. Love the twist on the chickpea gravy. You got a great place here. Keep it up :)

Nithu Bala said...

Pushpa, the curry looks yummy..great picture..

Santosh Bangar said...

thogh it is south indain touch but curry is looking delicios and tasty

Krishnaveni said...

delicious curry, beautiful

Tanvi said...

Very Delightful curry! Love the addition of chana dal..interesting!
Sinfully Spicy

Rachana said...

Very delicious curry! Looks great.

Biren said...

Hi Pushpa! Your chickpea curry sounds very tasty. It will be great with roti.

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