Hi friends, Today is a day of Chickpeas; I just wanna show you how I prepared a super dish with chickpeas. By the way this is not that small chickpea which we use for puttu. That’s very hard and take longer to cook and needs overnight soaking. These chickpeas are tastier, softer, and easier to cook even without soaking. This is a very easy recipe which all of you must try.
- Chickpeas – 1 Cup
- Coriander Powder – 2 Tablespoons
- Chilli Powder – 1 Tablespoon
- Turmeric Powder – 1 small Teaspoon
- Cumin Seeds (Small Jeera) Powder – 1 Teaspoon
- Cloves – 3
- Cinnamon – 1 Small piece
- Ginger – 1 Small piece
- Garlic – 5 Cloves
- Curry Leaves – 5 or more
- Small Onion – 5 (Chopped)
- Mustard seeds – 1 Teaspoon
- Salt – As per taste
- Coconut Oil – 2 Tablespoons
Wash and soak the Chickpeas at least for 3 hours and add 2 or 3 cups of water, pressure cook for 8 whistles (If not soaked, these chickpeas may need more water and more time for cooking). Keep the cooker aside for cooling. Soak all the masala powders in little water and keep aside.
In the meantime, pull out a pan add 1 tablespoon coconut oil and add the soaked masala powder, season for few minutes or till the coconut oil shows out, make sure the flame is low and doesn’t burn when the masala is ready add 1/4 cup water along with cloves, cinnamon, crushed ginger and garlic, then empty the chickpeas from pressure cooker into the boiled masala. Let it boil again until the gravy turns thick. Once the chickpea gravy is thick enough, remove from fire and keep aside. Get another frying pan, keep on low flame, add 1 tablespoon coconut oil and heat it. When the oil is hot enough drop mustard seeds and let it splutter, add chopped onions and season till the onion turns golden brown colour; add also the curry leaves and stir for 1 second, off the stove and pour the seasoned oil into the chickpea and stir well.
Serve hot chickpea soupy with any dish of your choice. That’s all and now you have made a lovely chickpea dish.
Hope all my readers will make this chickpea soupy and give me your feedback. Love to hear from you.
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