Saturday, November 15, 2008

BrownChickPeas Masala Fry


Brown Chick Peas - 1 cup
Onion - 1 - chopped
Tomato - 1 - chopped
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Ginger garlic paste - 2 tsp
Coconut Paste - 4 tsp
Fennel seeds(sombu) - 1/2 tsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Oil - 3 tsp


1. Soak the brown chick peas for 2 - 3 hours in hot water. Add salt and a cup of water, boil and keep aside.
2. Heat oil in a pan, splutter fennel seeds, add onion and fry until golden brown in onion.
3. Add ginger garlic paste and fry for 2 mins.
4. Add tomato, turmeric powder, chilli powder and fry until oil gets separated.
5. Add coconut paste and 1/2 cup of water and let it boil.
6. Add boiled brown chick peas along with water(if it is there)and let it boil until oil gets separated(see pic). Or if you want as gravy, you can turn off when you get the desired gravy.

Notes and Secrets:

-> Use brown color peas than the other(cream color chick peas)one. This helps to lose weight.Those who follow diet can have more of brown chick peas.
-> Can have as evening snack also(simply the boiled peas). Gives more strength.