October 30, 2009

Curried Chickpeas

I love love chickpeas. They are an excellent source of proteins. Apart from Choley, which all of us relish, Moroccan Chickpea Stew is one dish, which is a regular at home.

Just the other day, after a hearty meal of chickpea stew & bread, I had some leftover soaked chickpeas on hand. I normally make a quick salad with the leftover ones. But, I was in the mood for something more flavorful ..

And, Curried Chickpeas was made the subsequent day for lunch


You Will Need:
  • 1 cup chickpeas - soaked overnight
  • 1 onion - finely chopped
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 clove garlic - finely chopped
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • Salt as per taste

Method:

  • Pressure cook chickpeas with halt a tsp of salt with 4 cups of water. Drain the cooked chickpeas & set aside. Reserve the cooking liquid
  • In a large saucepan, melt butter over nedium heat. Add cumin seeds, chopped garlic, ginger & saute for 10 secs.
  • Add chopped onions, turmeric & saute till onions turn pink
  • Add cumin powder, coriander powder, red chilli powder & mix well
  • Add cooked chickpeas, 1/2 cup of cooking liquid & salt as per taste. Bring the mixture to a boil. Cover with a lid & let it cook on medium heat & simmer for 15 minutes until the chickpeas are fully cookied but not mushy.
  • Add Garam Masala & mix well

Serve as a side dish with Rice/Roti .. Enjoi !!!

The dish was full was flavors yet not very overpowering. We had it with Rice & Dal & these curried chickpeas was a perfect accompaniment.

24 comments:

Suparna said...

Hi Deesha,
I am a huge fan of chickpeas too!and mix and match the spice powders to get the curried chana :)
Neat click!thanks for sharing the recipe.
Have a great weekend
TC

Jaya said...

Deesha,
I just love chick peas ....a basic masala powder just the way you prepared ,works fine for me , i am not much into buying chana masala powder etc to enhance the flavour..
hugs and smiles

Happy cook said...

Here too we love chick^pea, when my daughter was small she used to call them indian balls and this dish looks delish.

mona said...

Sounds simple and delicious!

Madhu said...

We too love chickpeas at our home, everytime i soak them , i end up making channa/chole. this one looks different, will give this a try..Like the bowl.

meeso said...

Yum, yum... I love love chickpeas, too! I can eat them right out of the can :) But this really looks super tasty!

Priya said...

Wow gorgeous dish, just love chickpeas as anything..

Ramya Bala said...

wonderful sidedish to go with rotis n puris :)

Ann said...

What alovely pic..I love it with Rotis

Sireesha said...

I love to have it with rotis ...Looks very delicious...

sowmya.s said...

looks yumy..long time tried something with chickpeas..

Soma Pradhan said...

Curry is looking nice and alluring

Prathibha said...

I love this dear..looks yummy

Shama Nagarajan said...

awesome chickpeas

Sanghi said...

Wow.. delicious!

Tina said...

Delicious dish. Great clicks and presentation dear.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

simple but delicious...
perfect presentation too...

Cham said...

Simple and delicious channa!

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

yummy!! i wanna try this. good to see your recipes after a long time!!

VS said...

Yet another simple and lovely version using Channa dhal. It looks so good and nice pic.

notyet100 said...

curry looks yum,..:-)

Shreesudhi said...

hey nice one ya. Just today i made chole. will try this.....
so howz life.

ARUNA said...

nicely presented Deesha.....looks cool!

Superchef said...

this is exactly how i make my everyday easy chickpeas..sometimes i use the chole masala instead of garam masala!!