Wednesday, July 18, 2012
ChickPeas/Garbanzo Beans Kaara Kuzhambu
This is yet another recipe of Menu Rani Chellam(from Jaya TVs Arusuvai Neram show)
When you run out of veggies this is the best bet.This is an authentic recipe of Tamilnadu's kaara kuzhambu.
Chick peas - 1/2 cup soaked for 8 hrs and cooked for 2 whistles in pressure cooker
Onion - 1 medium sliced
Tomato - 1 chopped
Dry red chillies - 2
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Methi/Fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tsp
Coriander powder r- 2 tsp
Chili powder - 1tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Tamarind - size of a lemon soak din water
Extract about 2 cups of juice
Salt to taste
Oil preferably gingelly oil - 1/4 cup
Curry leaves - a sprig
Grind the following into a paste :
Grated coconut - 2 tsp
Poppy seeds - 1 tsp
Cashew nuts - 5 or 6
Heat oil in a kadai.When hot add the mustard seeds.When they splutter add the methi seeds and chillies till slightly brown.
Add the curry leaves and then the onions.
Saute till onions turn translucent.
Now add the tomato,turmeric powder and saute till mushy.Then add coriander powder and chili powder and saute for 2 minutes.
Now add the paste and saute till raw smell goes off.
Finally add the tamarind juice,required amount of salt and boil for about 8 to 10 minutes on medium heat.
Serve with plain rice.