Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Kale/Kabuli Chane (Garbanzo beans)

Garbanzo beans is a good alternative when you suddenly realize you are out of grocery or when you are fed up of veggies for dinner. Kale chane or Garbanzo beans is a variety of chickpea. It can be cooked in several ways and eaten at various times of the day, say for dinner as a substitute for veggies with Parantha or as a snack with evening tea. I cooked garbanzo beans for an office potluck and the container was all clean by the end of the potluck. Because Garbanzo beans is an edible legume, it is very high in protein. For this recipe, I used the Bengal variety which is brown in color.

Needs preparation. Serves 4-6

Ingredients
1. 1 tablespoon ghee (clarified unsalted butter)
2. 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
3. 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
4. 1/2 teaspoon fenugreek seeds (methi)
5. 1/2 a large onion, chopped
6. 2 tablespoons of tomato paste or freshly chopped tomato
7. Bay leaf, 2
8. 1/4 teaspoon red chili powder
8. 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
9. 2 teaspoons coriander powder
10. 2/5 cups of garbanzo beans, soaked overnight.
11. Salt to taste
12. Juice of 1/2 a lemon, squeezed
13. 1 tablespoon minced garlic
14. 1/2 tablespoon minced ginger
15. 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
16. pinch of Hing

Instructions:
1. Soak garbanzo beans overnight.
2. In a pressure cooker, heat ghee
3. Add bay leaf and mustard seeds
4. When the mustard seeds begin to crackle, add cumin seeds and fenugreek seeds.
5. When the spluterring fastens, add onion, garlic, and ginger
6. Fry until the onion turns translucent.
7. Add red chili powder, coriander powder, garam masala, turmeric, Hing.
8. Add tomato paste and stir fry until the ghee starts to seperate.
9. Add garbanzo beans, add salt, lemon juice mix well.
10. Add 3 cups of water and close the lid of the pressure cooker. Cook on high heat.
11. Allow 7-8 whistles to blow, then remove from heat. Let the pressure cooker lid open by itself.

Serve hot as an evening snack with Indian tea or as a veg with Paranthas for dinner.

11 comments:

rekhas kitchen said...

hummm so easy and simple recipe only different in my recipe is i don't use lemon in this next time will try this

Madhu's cooking gallery said...

Looks delicious! Super Yum! Thanks for visiting my blog!

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Food Fanatic said...

Thanks, Rekha. Ya I guess we all have our way to personalize recipes :)

Thank you, Madhu!! Looking forward to your email :D

Varunavi said...

Nice recipe,i cook the beans first then make the curry,ur dish sounds simple,will give it a try

Food Fanatic said...

Thanks for passing by Varunavi. I liked your kadai veg recipe.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh its so drool worthy dear. Wanna lick my screen. Awesome color too.

Food Fanatic said...

Thanks, Lubna. You made me smile early morning!

Tea said...

It looks yummy!!! I had chickpeas last night for dinner (and lunch today) Not this recipe but another one I'll post up soon :)

Food Fanatic said...

Thanks, Tea. I look forward to it.

n33ma said...

Looks delicious,I'm sure it goes well with rice and rotis.

Food Fanatic said...

Thanks, Neema.

Ya I like to have it with rice too although i know some people who might not like it with rice.

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