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Curried Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans)

Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 1 people

Recipe Ingredients

1 cup 237mlDried chickpeas
  Salt - to taste
2 tablespoons 30mlVegetable oil
1 tablespoon 15mlOnion - finely chopped (small)
1   Ginger root - (1 inch), grated
2   Garlic - crushed
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlGround turmeric
1 teaspoon 5mlGround cumin
1 teaspoon 5mlGaram masala
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlChile powder
2 tablespoons 30mlChopped cilantro

Recipe Instructions

Rinse garbanzo beans, put them in a bowl, cover with water and soak overnight.

Drain beans, add 2 cups cold water and salt. Boil ten minutes. Reduce heat, simmer partially covered one hour.

In a separate pan, heat oil, add onion; cook about 8 minutes, until soft and golden brown.

Add ginger root, garlic, turmeric, cumin, Garam Masala and chile powder.

Cook one minute. Stir in beans and their cooking water and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer 20 minutes, until beans are very tender but still whole. Serve hot, sprinkled with chopped cilantro.

"The Book of Curries & Indian Foods" by Linda Fraser


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