Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Hara Chana masala/Green Chickpeas Curry
1 pack frozen green chickpeas (if you find fresh add about 2 cups)
1 big onion
3 small tomatoes
2 green chilies chopped
1/2 tsp ginger paste(I used fresh 1 inch ginger, made a paste using pestle and mortor)
1/2 tsp garlic paste(used 2 small garliccloves, made a paste using pestle and mortor)
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp coriender powder
1 tsp Channa masala powder(I used MDH brand)
1/4 tsp asafoetida powder
Cilantro for garnish
Finely chopthe 1/2 onions and other half make a smooth paste of it, finely chop tomatoes and keep aside
Heat 2 tbsp oil in a heavy sauce pan, sprinkle asafoetida powder,add the chopped onions saute it for a min. Add ginger-garlic paste, chopped green chilies and onion paste saute it for 2-3 mins.
Now, add turmeric, cumin, coriender and channa masala powder, mix well and cook for a min.
Add chopped tomatoes and salt, cover it. let it cook until tomatoes are smashed. stir occasionally.
Lastly, add the drain chickpeas and cover it. cook until masala well blend with chickpeas.
Garnish with chopped clinatro.
Serve with hot chapathis, rotis or basmati rice.