Monday, May 9, 2011

Chickpeas curry

The weekend was great and we had lots of fun. A kid's movie at the open theater with my little one, visit to the Farmer's market, the regular weekly shopping and  also a quick visit to the library. The most exciting part was a short trip to Eureka Springs yesterday. Its a Victorian resort village with wonderful cottages, art galleries, beautiful churches and lots of place to shop and dine.I am sharing a few clicks with you all at the end of this post..!!

Today's recipe is Chickpeas curry. It is very delicious and goes with any south indian breakfast items such as appam, idiyappam, dosa etc as well as with chapathi. Try this curry !!




Ingredients:

1.5 cup cooked Chickpeas (Soak the chickpeas overnight and pressure cook them)
3/4 cup Onion, chopped
1 small Tomato, finely chopped
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
1 tsp Ginger-Garlic paste
1/2 tsp Chilli powder
1/2 tsp Coriander powder
1/4 tsp Garam Masala
3-4 Curry Leaves
few Coriander leaves, chopped
1 tsp Oil
Salt

Heat oil in a pan. Splutter cumin seeds. Add onions, ginger-garlic paste, curry leaves. Saute until the onions turn brown. Add tomatoes and cook until they turn tender.

Add all the spices and saute for a minute. Now add the chickpeas and mix everything well to form a nice chickpeas masala.Take a small portion of this masala, maybe a little less than 1/4th of the whole chickpeas masala. Keep it aside and allow to cool.

Add salt and a little water to the masala in the pan. Let the water  boil. Meanwhile once the masala which was kept aside is cooled, make a paste of this in a blender adding a little water. Once the water boils, add the paste and mix thoroughly. Add 3-4 tbsp of coconut milk if you desire. Let it cook for another minute or two. Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot.



Now sharing some clicks of the trip:

Christ of the Ozarks (67 ft tall)

Beaver Lake 
Beaver Lake (another view)

St.Elizabeth church










25 Tasty Comments:

Biny Anoop said...

u indeed had a gr8 time...wow curry is fab and awesome

julie said...

Nice to hear that you had a great weekend..and back with yet another lovely recipe!

Alessandra said...

I love this curry, chickpeas are great! Next time I will try to cook them in a curry!

ciao

Alessandra

Priya Sreeram said...

lovely clicks and looks u had a lotta fun - nice curry with the chickpeas !

divya said...

Very tempting recipe....nice clicks...

aipi said...

Chana masala is my all time fav, can eat it everyday without complaining :) ~ liked your version !
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Mélange said...

Shobha,the pictures of beaver lake remind me of Kerala.Typical scenes there.Hope you had a meaningful week end with lill' one !!
Chickpeas curry is exotic with all tomatoes and spices..Me too prepare almost the same way..

Kurinji said...

Lovely recipe and beautiful lake.
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Nandini said...

Nice pictures! Delicious chickpeas!!

Aruna Manikandan said...

looks perfect and delicious dear :)

Vardhini said...

I just recently made channa masala.
Dish looks delicious. Nice pictures.

Vardhini
VardhinisKitchen

Radhika said...

First time here. Chick peas curry is awesome. The holiday pics are great. Glad you had a wonderful time. Glad to follow you too. Do stop by mine when you find time and follow me too.

Priya said...

Beautiful clicks, thanks for the virtual visit, channa curry looks marvellous and inviting..

Treat and Trick said...

Great shots and yummy dish!

Hari Chandana said...

Wowww... looks so delicious and tempting.. lovely click too.. thanks for visiting my blog dear.. keep in touch :)

Chaitanya said...

yummy curry ... this variety is new to me ....delicious ... thanks for visiting...glad to follow you..
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Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Nutrious Curry luks very tempting...

AMMU MOHAN said...

wonderful pictures..hope you enjoyed a lot with your kid...
very nice curry..

saleena said...

Cute pics of weekend trip.chickpeas looks so delicious.

Raji said...

Breathtaking pictures..and the curry looks wonderful.

Suja said...

Lovely and tempting..love it.

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Nice curry recipe... Love to dunk in some hot rotis into it....YUM!

Sensible Vegetarian said...

Curry looks so delicious. Glad to know you had a great weekend.

Pushpa said...

Yummy chana masala love it any day.

Now Serving said...

chickpeas curry - One thing I can make anytime and have my kids say yay! I am sending them over to your home for this :)

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