Thursday, December 10, 2009

Chick Peas Gravy


Chick peas (Channa) 2cups
Coriander leaves (for garnishing)


Onion 1
Tomato 1
Fennel seeds 1/2 tsp
Red chili 2
corriander seeds 4 tsp
jeera 1 tsp
black pepper 1 tsp
garlic 2 pods finely chopped
few curry leaves
grated coconut
¼ teaspoon of turmeric powder
Garam masala 1 tsp (curry powder)


1.Soak the Chick peas in water for 16 hrs.

2.Cook Chick peas in a cooker, Drain the water and separate one cup of cooked chick peas. Blend these separated ones into into thick, smooth paste with little water.

3.Heat the pan with the oil and add fennel seeds when it pops add red chilly, curry leaves,corriander seeds, jeera, chopped garlic, black pepper,chopped onion and fry until it becomes golden brown.

4.Then add chopped tomato and fry for 3 minutes, garam masala (curry powder) fry well, when the aroma comes out , switch off the stove , allow it to cool and grind it into a fine paste and keep aside.

5.Heat the pan with the oil,add the paste prepared in step 4 and 2 with the cooked Chick peas and pour some water if required to get the consistency.

6.Now add the salt bring to boil in the medium heat for 6 min. Garnish with the coriander leaves and remove from the stove.

It goes well with Chapathi or Idly

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