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Black Chickpeas Curry


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Serves : 3 Persons
Preparation Time: 25 mins
Cooking Time : 30-35 mins

1. Pre- soaked Black Chickpeas - 1 Cup
2. Garlic - 3 Cloves
3. Ginger - 1 Inch
4. Large Onion - 1 (Chopped)
5. Tomato - 1 (Chopped)
6. Shredded Coconut - 1 Tsp.
7. Cashews - 6 nos.
8. Fennel Seeds (Sombu) - 1 Tsp.
9. Chilli Powder - 1 Tsp.
10. Coriander Powder - 1 Tsp.
11. Salt to Taste
12. Turmeric Powder - 1/2 Tsp.
13. Coriander Leaves to garnish
14. Cooking Oil - 2 Tsp.
15. Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp. (Optional)

Method :
1. Crush the 3 cloves of Garlic & 1Inch of Ginger and make it to paste

2. Grind the 1 Tsp. of Shredded Coconut, Cashews (6 nos), 1 Tsp. of Fennel Seeds and make it to paste

3. Prepare Black Chickpeas:
~Soak the Chickpeas over night or soak it for 7 - 8 hrs.
~Add 1 cup of pre-soaked Black Chickpeas, 1 cup of water, 1 Tsp. of Salt to the pressure cooker. Let it cook for 10-15 mins.

4. Prepare the Masala:
~Heat 2 Tsp. of cooking oil in the pan. Add 1 chopped large onion and fry it till it becomes transparent. This will take 10 mins. Add 1/2 Tsp. of salt to speed up the cooking.
~Add Ginger Garlic paste and fry it for 5 more mins or until the raw smell disappears.
~Add 1 chopped Tomatoes. I use vine Tomatoes as it gets cooked soon. Cook it for another 6 mins.
~Add dry masala powders one by one. Add 1/2 Tsp. of Turmeric Powder, 1 Tsp. of Chilli powder, 1 Tsp. Coriander powder and cook it for another 2 mins.

Tip: At this point add little water to prevent the masala gravy sticking to the bottom of the pan.

5. Blend:
~Add Black Chickpeas to the masala and blend it well. Let it cook for 10 more mins.
~Add Coconut, Fennel seeds and Cashews paste to the gravy. Let it boil for 5 more mins.

6. Optional:
~Add 1/2 tsp. of Garam Masala Powder to the Curry.

7. Garnish:
~Finally Garnish it with coriander leaves.

Tasty, Healthy Black Chickpeas Curry is ready to serve. It goes well with Rice, Dosa, Chappathi and Poori.


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Hi, I'm Anuradha. As a mother, I always wanted to provide healthy food to my family. Though many sources are available for good food, only very few satisfy our palate. That may be because of the way we were brought up or the way we like. I'm trying to document the recipes which we (family) really liked. This could be helpful not only for me but also for others as a quick reference. If we are very good at the traditional recipes (basic), we can create different food as per our taste. So, I'm getting started with the traditional recipes. Hopefully, I could soon able to create different types of food on my own. Your comments & feedbacks are much appreciated.

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