Sunday, October 07, 2012

Sweet & Sour Black Chickpeas


2 cups of Black Chickpeas (clean & soak overnight in ample water)

1 1/2 tsp salt (divided)
 4 med. onions finely chopped
 8-9 flakes of garlic minced
 8-10 curry leaves
 1/2 tsp cumin powder
 2 tsp red chilly powder
 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
 1/4 tsp garam masala powder
 2 tbsp scraped jaggery
 3 Tbsp thick Tamarind Pulp
 4 tbsp oil

 Cook the chickpeas in a Pressure Cooker with 4 cups of water, Add 1 tsp Salt. Leave it on slow flame until 6 whistles are gone., Put off the flame & leave it in the cooker for 10 minutes. Take a pot, add oil. Once the oil is hot add the garlic & curry leaves. Let the garlic brown lightly. Add the chopped onions, fry till its golden brown. Add the dry spices, add the tamarind pulp, fry for another minute. Add the cooked chickpeas with the water, add Jaggery & salt to taste. Cover the pot & cook for another 5 minutes on slow flame. Enjoy with Chappati or steamed rice.

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