Friday, 11 January 2013

WHITE BENGAL GRAM SIDE DISH/ KABULI CHANNA SIDE DISH



Ingredients:

White Bengal gram- 2 cups(tinned chickpeas or soaked and cooked)

Turmeric powder- 1 tspn

Asafoetida- a pinch

Oil- 1 tbspn

Chopped cilantro leaves- to garnish

Lemon juice- 1 tspn

Ginger-garlic paste- 1 tbspn

Salt to taste


To grind:


Chopped onion- 1/2 cup

Chopped ripe tomatoes- 3

Cinnamon stick- 2 medium sized

Cloves- 3

Cardamom- 1 pod


Garam masala- 1 tspn

Green chillies- 2(optional)


Method:

1. Heat the oil in the pan and add the ginger-garlic paste.


2. Add the  ground paste now and keep stirring until you could see the oil coming on top.


3. Add the turmeric powder, salt and asafoetida and give a gentle stir.


4. Close the pan and let the masala blend well and cook  with the chickpeas for 10 minutes.


5. Switch off the fire and add the cilantro leaves and the lemon juice and serve with rice, roti or chapati.




































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