Exquisite Corner

'Exquisite' means of such beauty or delicacy as to arouse intense delight .A food that's creative, thoughtfully prepared, beautifully presented and easy to eat makes it absolutely delicious.On this corner,I have tried to recollect the spicy memories and food that I have enjoyed, a delicacy that still persist on the corner of my heart.Hope you too will enjoy it. Bon Appetit !

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Friday, November 8, 2013

Chick Peas Masala






Ingredients

 
  
  1. Chick peas  - 1 cup
  2. Shallots/pearl onion - 10 No:s(sliced)
  3. Ginger - 1 inch size (chopped)
  4. Garlic - 3 pods(chopped)
  5. Green chilly - 2 No.s
  6. Tomato – 1 medium size( chopped or sliced)
  7. Chilly powder – 1 tspn
  8. Coriander powder – 1/2 tspn
  9. turmeric powder - 1/4 tspn
  10. Garam Masala – ¼ tspn
  11. Whole red chilly - 1 No.
  12. Mustard seeds 
  13. Curry leaves
  14. Coconut oil - 1 tbspn

 
How to make

 
Soke the chick peas for about 3 hrs or overnight . Pressure cook it for 6-7 whistles.Take a heavy bottom pan / non stick pan. Heat oil  and fry whole red chillies and splutter mustard seeds. Add curry leaves. Add sliced shallots ,green chillies, ginger and garlic and stir till the onion becomes translucent. Add chopped tomatoes and stir well . 

 

 
Now add ¼ cup of water and cook on medium flame till the tomatoes become mushy.

 


 
Now add chilly powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and stir for a few minutes till the raw smell leaves.

 


 

 
Add the cooked chick peas, garam masala.

 

 
 Add 1 cup water(You can add water as to how much gravy you need for your curry).Stir well and cook in medium flames for 5 minutes. Add salt to taste and cover the lid and cook for 10 – 15 minutes.

 


 
The chick peas masala is ready now to serve with puttu, chapatti, nan, rice, appam or idiyappam.


 
Enjoy!!! J