Saturday, December 03, 2005

Black Chickpea curry!!

Black chickpea (Channa) curry.


Black channa: 1 cup
Onions: 2
Green chillies: 2 (slit open length wise)
Tomato: 1
Curry leaves: 1 stem
Coriander leaves: 2 stem
Garam Masala powder: 1/4 spoon
Coriander Powder: 1 spoon
Chilli powder: 1/2 spoon
Turmeric Powder: 1/4 spoon
Mustard seeds: 1/4 spoon
Coconut milk: 1/2 cup
Ginger: 1 small piece
Garlic: 4 cloves

Preparation Method
Black channa to be soaked in water for 2 hours. Then pressure cook it with enough water, turmeric powder and salt. Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. When mustard seeds start to splutter, add finely chopped onions, green chillies, curry leaves, chopped coriander leaves and cook till onion is brown. To this add chopped tomatoes and stir well till tomato blends. Add crushed garlic and ginger pieces and stir well. Now add coriander powder, chilli powder and stir well till the aroma of masala comes out. Add enough water and black channa and cook till water starts boiling. Now add coconut milk and stir well. To this add garam masala. The curry is ready when the mixture starts boiling again.Finally garnish with coriander leaves.