Monday, March 1, 2010

What's Cooking? - Reveal and Recipe

So our pot when from this:

to this:

Chana Masala is a chickpea curry that we will be serving at the Oscar Party next week.  Sorry Coco, it wasn't chocolate, but the chickpeas boiling.

There is still lots more cooking to be done, so watch for another What's Cooking?


1 Tbsp Oil
2 medium onions - minced
1 clove garlic - minced
1 Tbsp ground coriander
2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp turmeric
1 small tomato - chopped
1 cup water
4 cups cooked chickpeas*
2 tsp ground roasted cumin
1 Tbsp Amchoor powder
2 tsp paprika
1 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 lemon - juiced
1 chili
2 tsps ginger

  • Heat oil
  • Brown onion and garlic
  • Reduce heat - add coriander, cumin, cayenne, tumerric
  • Stir fry
  • Add tomatoes and cook, stirring, until paste is formed
  • Add chickpeas and water
  • Stir
  • Add roasted cumin, amchoor powder, paprika, garam masala, salt and lemon juice
  • Cook covered for 10 minutes
  • Add minced garlic and ginger and stir well.  Sprinkle with chopped coriander for garnish (optional)
  • Serve over rice
* we soaked the chickpeas overnight  in water infused with Chai tea to give them a darker colour and more flavour before we cooked them in the tea water until they were done, firm but cooked, not mushy.
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