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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Chickpeas Curry

Sick and that too on the verge of entering summer is really pathetic, it simply means missing all the fun around!!! Anyways it’s still cold and breezy seems like a long way to summer yet… I did manage with some leftovers yesterday not much of cooking it was all rest and that made me feel sicker though… Today I did decide not to plunge into the sickness mood anymore but just hit on and cook something nice and cozy… Last night I soaked a cup of Garbanzo’s today the first thing that came to my mind was chickpeas curry… It’s also called as Channa or Kabuli Channa, my grandma considers this as a North Indian dish to be even more precise it’s a Sindhi style curry!!! And hey guys thanks for your comments I am kinda okay now but still the sore throat lingers and the temperature has kinda pitied me and gone down…



Ingredients:

Chickpeas – 1 cup soaked over night
Onion – 1 large finely chopped
Tomato – 2 large deseeded a ground to a paste
Cinnamon Stick – 1 ½ inches
Cardamom – 4 nos.
Cloves – 4 nos.
Bayleaf – 2 nos.
Asafetida – a dash
Cumin Seeds – 1 tbsp
Pepper Corn – 15 nos or 1 tbsp
Turmeric Powder – a dash
Chili Powder – 1 tbsp
Garam Masala – 1 ½ tbsps
Coriander Powder – 2 tbsps
Cooking Oil – 3 tbsps
Amchoor Powder – 1 tsp
Pepper - 2 tsps
Salt as required
Water

To Grind

Onion – 1 medium
Garlic Pods – 7-8 nos.
Ginger – 2 inches
Water

Garnishing:

Cilantro



Method:

Soak Garbanzo/Chickpeas over night with 5-6 cups of Water. In a cooking pot/cooker put the soaked Chickpeas along with the Water, Salt, Pepper Corns, Cinnamon, Cloves, Cardamom, Bayleaf, and Asafetida, cook until the Chickpeas are soft and fluffy. If using a pressure cooker, cook for 3-4 whistles. Meanwhile make a fine paste of all the ingredients under the “to grind” with some Water. Grind the tomatoes and set it aside.

In another pan heat the Cooking Oil and add the chopped Onions and cook on medium heat until they turn transparent. Now mix the Onion, Garlic and Ginger paste and cook until Oil oozes out. Now throw the Masalas one by one (Coriander Powder, Garam Masala, Turmeric Powder, Amchoor Powder, Pepper, and Chili Powder) cook for a few minutes.

Then goes the pureed Tomatoes, it might take a few minutes until the curry changes color. Now strain the Chickpeas and remove the masalas, since the flavors will be used up by now, retain the cooked Water. Drop in the Chickpeas and adjust Salt cover and cook for 5-10 mins, use the retained Water to make a gravy. Garnish with Cilantro.

Serve with: Roti or Batura

86 comments:

foodcreate said...

May I make a suggestion? I love your recipe...This is what I roll out during a summer evening's .
This is a prefect dish:)

Thanks for your wonderful recipe:)

speedy recovery I hope you get better:)

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Yasmeen said...

Its raining here too..feels nothing like summer.The classic chana masala got me hungry,yummy!

raaji said...

hooo my fav curry...we usually have this with puris...great taste haa....

Rush said...

sindhi style..ye kudiye!!
eat the chole and changi ho ja!!
hoping u get well soon and yea..most welcome to all my hiking trips..wud love to take u around and cook up some soup for the sick baby :)

Lisa said...

Chickpeas are a special favorite of me. Comfort food for sure. Just love the spicing in this dish.

Sakshi said...

Channa and batura you make me think abt Delhi dabbas...love them ..ur pics says it all...yum yum and yo when you plan to go to hiking with Rush do let me know...I can go over her blog and forcefully invite myself too...can do with some Rush made soup me sick or not...

Padma said...

Channa is one of fav Ramya .... looks so yummy .... you made me go hunt if I have any stored bought cooked garbanzo beans to cook for dinner tonight :)

Mangala Bhat said...

wow! lovely Ramya ..very nice recipe :)

Gita said...

Awesome photo...the curry looks so delicious with the rotis...I have try your method with all the spices. Lazy me usually adds only store bought channa masala powders in chickpeas curry :)

Parita said...

hey sweetie i wish you get well soon dear..chickpeas curry looks delicious..i just had my dinner and now hungry again :)

Srilakshmi said...

Lovely recipe.. makes me hungry,hmm. How can you manage to come up with beautiful photos even when sick?! Glad you are recovering...

Sathya Sankar said...

Perfect dish for a rainy day, love it.
hope u get well soon :)

Dharani Jagadeesh said...

Ramya tht was one of my fav dish with batura... i love tht a lot...nice click too!!

Pooja said...

Lovely channa masala! Esp liked the addition of whole spices. That should have made it very flavourful!

SAILAJA said...

looks yummy...i have never added hing & pepper must try.

ARUNA said...

tht's a good channa masala Ramya.......lovely colors. U feel better soon babe!

Pavithra said...

Looking yummy ramya ..its my fav too..take care of ur health\

Sweta said...

Get well soon,otherwise you won't be able to enjoy all these awesome dishes that you dish out :)

Divya Vikram said...

Curry looks classy! And hope u recover soon!

kittymatti said...

Slurp!! Pass me a big bowl!! Looks so tempting!

sowjanya said...

oh my my... love this dish. a dash of lemon juice would make it more delicious. simple yet tasty ramya.

Vrinda said...

U r right Ramya.me too hate this climate,getting sick often..Lov chick peas..would lov to hav it with poori...

Renu said...

I love this curry ...mouthwatering !

Bhawna said...

Very nice looking Chickpeas Curry. Looks tempting.How r u feeling now ??

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

All time winner! Perfect comfort food...
Take rest and get well soon...

Vani said...

Chhole looks delicious, Ramya! Glad u're feeling better. Get well soon!

Prathibha said...

Get well soon dear...
Chick peas curry looks yummy... I have also soaked some..

veena said...

Hi Ramya ...
Chick peas curry looks very tempting dear ..my son like it ,so used to make once in a week ...

Fearless Kitchen said...

This looks wonderful! I love chickpeas, they're easily my favorite bean.

Suparna said...

hey ramya,
wish u a speedy recovery! take enough rest dear.
basic ingredients for chickpea masala is more or less the same way I make ...so same pinch on that!;)beautiful crockery :)
TC

Swapna said...

Get well soon Ramya.....Chickpeas curry looks delicious :)

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

Hai remyaa..
Take care of your health..u just boil 1cup water and add 2crushed garlic, 2piece jaggery, 1tsp coriander seeds, 1tsp jeera, 1tsp coffee powder..this will help you..i have this wen i get fever, cold , throat infection etc.

Then this curry looks delicious Remya.. :0

Aparna Prabhu said...

Hey Ramya ur Dish looks too delicious yum yum......

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow looks drool worthy.....

Happy cook said...

I love chickpeas, it is one legume i made for hubby and daughter for years in a stretch :-) as i didn't know any other recipe .
This one looks really yumm.

jayasri said...

chickpea curry looks so delicious with so many ingredients. awesome pictures as usual ramya, get well soon.., will definitely try this...,wanted to do batura sometime..., will do with this curry...,

jayasree said...

Chickpea curry looks delicious. It pairs well with puri/batura.

Hope you recover soon..

Priti said...

Wish you speedy recovery Ramya....get well soon...Channa looks fab and delicious

Sireesha said...

Get well soon Ramya :)Chickpeas curry look marvellous...

Shama Nagarajan said...

lovely click and healthy curry dear

SriLekha said...

looks delicious and its my son's fav!

CHAITRA said...

Wishing you a speedy recovery!!
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Asha said...

Thanks Ramya, I loved India trip although I felt that I should have gone there in December rather than Summer. Anyway, it was great to see the family.

Have a fun Summer, see you in Fall! :)

aquadaze said...

hey that chana looks perfect! you get well soon :)

Pinky said...

Lovely curry.....chana masala with paratha... just no word combination.

Nithya said...

Lovely dish and nice pic. :) yummy it looks..

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

delicious gravy.. looks great


yeah i was busy with the round up and hence could no post anything new.

Kalyani said...

lovely dish & nice tempting picture .. looks great ramya ......

Vij said...

Yummy one ramya!

Chef Jeena said...

Your chana dish looks so lovely, I am evening drooling at the sauce between the chickpeas and thinikng about dipping some bread in there yum yum.

Hope you feel better soon. :-)

Nithya Praveen said...

Good one Ramya.I prefer a complete gui gui curry coz i like the gravy alot.Yummy one!

Laavanya said...

This sounds like a tasty, spicy variation.

Dhanya Nambirajan said...

Looking yummy. My favourite curry.

Lavanya said...

my fav curry..looks so nice..awesome !!

Andhra Flavors said...

we too love this chaana with puri.

Ammu said...

Chickpeas curry looks delicious. Good one ramya. I love the bowl u served. It looks cute.

Jaya said...

Ramya,
hope you are fine now...
chole is my all time fav dish..this is making me hungry girl:).....
hugs and smiles

Ivy said...

I love chickpeas and love all the flavours you've added to them.

Kalai said...

One of my favorite,Aromatic and healthy dish.Nice presentation.Get well soon dear !!

Priyameena said...

Looks yummy...Perfectly done...Get well soon..

Teresa Cordero Cordell said...

Hello Ramya. Thank you so much for posting about chickpeas. They have a special place in my heart. They were my mother's favorite. :)

Viki's Kitchen said...

Channa masala with roti .....mmm..I can smell them right from here. Lovely recipe.

Avisha said...

Yes,definately a Sindhi recipe.The color too looks great(sindhi color).I am just kidding.Nice recipe.Awesome color.

Pooja said...

yummy combo..nice clicks..

anudivya said...

I would certainly not complain about summer in my part of the country, oh I am so sick of the cold and wet weather!
Chickpeas are one of my favs, and I always look for ways to make them more interesting.

Preeti Singh said...

Hey lovely looking chickpeas curry...clicks are awesome too...thankyou for visiting my blogspace.

Chitra said...

take rest and get well soon ...chickpea gravy looks awesome..:) will try once..

Hari Chandana said...

yummyy dish..looks great..simply superb :)

Premyscakes said...

Ramya, curry looks awesome!!!

rekhas kitchen said...

I always prefer channa curry with puri uuuuuummmmmmmmm mouthwatering recipe and pic.

shanthi said...

Superb and lovely dish. Really mouthwatering.

Ramya Bala said...

Delcious one Ramya...Take care!

Seena said...

Loved this always! :)

Pari said...

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SriLekha said...

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AnuSriram said...

This is the best side dish for rotis i can say! Looks fabulous!

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Renuka said...

wow..thats a delicious chickpeas curry..so thick and creamy...

Valarmathi said...

Wow that looks lovely Ramya. Very tempting and delicious one.

DEESHA said...

nice dish with chickpeas ..

Rush said...

is all okay? i havent seen u around for a while?

Jo said...

What a yummy and delicious dish - love chickpeas and this is such a great recipe. Hope you are feeling much better by now.

Renu said...

yummy curryy...my all time favorite.....collect your award from my blog!

Rush said...

hey babe..i am concerned on a number of levels now..is all fine?

Prathibha said...

Hey pick up ur award from my blog
http://thechefandherkitchen.blogspot.com/2009/06/peas-pulav-and-award.html

Sree vidya said...

wah mouth watering

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