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Spiced Chickpeas In Sauce - Chana Masala

Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 1 people

Recipe Ingredients

1 1/2 cups 355mlDried chickpeas - (kabuli chana)
  Oil or pam
1 teaspoon 5mlCumin seeds
1 teaspoon 5mlTurmeric
1   Asafetida
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlRed pepper - (to 1 tsp)
1   Salt - to taste
1 tablespoon 15mlShredded ginger - (plus 2 tsp)
1   Green chili - minced
1   Tomato - chopped (small)
3 tablespoons 45mlLemon or lime juice
2 tablespoons 30mlCilantro

Recipe Instructions

Wash the chickpeas, and soak overnight. Drain. Spray Pam in a heated non-stick saucepan. Add cumin, turmeric, asafetida, red pepper and salt. Stir until cumin seeds crackle. Add chickpeas and cover with water by two inches. Add 1 T. ginger, the chili, and the tomato. Bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for 1-1/2 - 2 hours or until the chickpeas are tender. Remove from the heat and sprinkle with lemon juice, remaining ginger and cilantro.

Bon Appetit - March 1997


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