Monday, March 10, 2008

Black Chick Peas Curry

Hi Guys, One last posting before I go to India. Black chick peas is the main ingredient here. You must have seen this in many blogs. So, here is my version too. Here I have made two curries using black chick peas. One is coconut based and the other is puli kuzhambu. In the coconut gravy I usually add brinjals, but I did not have any on that day. So , if you are trying it add brinjals to it. Ok, Here is the recipe.

Black Channa- 1 1/2 cups (soaked, pressure cooked with salt and some turmeric)
mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
urad dal- 1/2 tsp
onion- 1 (chopped)
brinjals- 4 (slit into 4)
turmeric- 1/2 tsp
curry leaves- little
tomato- 1(chopped)
red chillies- 3
corriander seeds- 1 tbsp
cumin- 1 tsp
coconut- 1/2 cup(shredded)
water- 2 cups(as needed)

Heat oil in kadai and fry mustard seeds and urad dal.
Then fry onion,brinjal ,turmeric and curry leaves.
Now add tomatoes and fry till soft. Grind coconut with chillies, corriander seeds and cumin until smooth.
Add this to the tomato and mix well. Now add water and bring to a nice boil.
Check for salt and seasonings.Finally add boiled chick peas and bring to another boil.
Serve with hot plain rice.

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