Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Kommu Senagalu Kura (Chick Peas Masala Curry)



1 1/2 cup boiled chick peas(kommu senagalu,whole bengal gram)
2 onions peeled,blanch and pureed
3 tomatoes blanch,remove skin and puree
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
2 slit green chillis
1 tsp chilli pwd
1 tsp dhania pwd
1/4 tsp jeera pwd
pinch of garam masala pwd
1 tbsp tamarind paste
1 tsp cumin seeds
2 cloves
2 green cardamoms
1" cinnamon stick
salt
oil
2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
1 tsp kasturi methi



Blanch the onions and tomatoes(remove tomato skin)and puree them seperately.



Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan.Add cumin seeds and let them splutter.
Add the whole spices(cloves,cardamoms and cinnamon).Fry for 5 seconds.
Add the onion paste and green chillis and fry on medium heat till oil seperates i.e approx 15 minutes.
Add half cup water if required while frying the onions.
Add coriander pwd,jeera pwd,chilli pwd and salt and mix well.Fry for a minute.
Add the tomato puree and fry for another 10 minutes on medium heat.
Add the boiled chick peas along with the left over water and tamarind paste.Cover and cook for 5-7 mts.
Add garam masala pwd,kasturi methi and chopped coriander leaves.Adjust salt.
Mix well and remove from heat.
Serve with roti/rice.

My hubby loves to eat the chick peas curry with chopped onions and coriander leaves with a dash of lemon juice..:) tastes good.

7 comments:

rums said...

hey thanks for the visit! will keep dropping by from time to time. your recipes are yum, i love the pics.
left a comment earlier but didn't seem to register!!

prasad said...

Hii
I started reading your blog last week and Its an excellent blog.. I love cooking too, but I dont get time to improve my skills. Even I tried one of your Menus last weekend.
Prasad

prasad said...

Hii
I started reading your blog last week and Its an excellent blog.. I love cooking too, but I dont get time to improve my skills. Even I tried one of your Menus last weekend.
Prasad

sailu said...

Thanks Prasad..:):)glad your trying out my recipes...btw how did they come out?keep me posted:):)

rums said...

somehow my comments don't seem to register here...

sailu said...

Hey rums,thanks for stopping by and adding my link..:):)glad you liked the recipes and pics..do try them too..:)your comment is published as you can see..so no worries..:)

Kirk said...

Hi Sailu - This recipe looks and sounds fabulous...I've never tried to cook anything like this before; but if I can get my hands on the ingredients, I'll attempt to make this!