From: jesal ck, chicago, il, USA
Opening comments: 4 people, about 30 mins.
- 2 cups chick peas or garbanzo beans
- 1 big onion (grated)
- Paste of 2 garlic cloves + 1 ginger (2 inch)
- 2-3 bay leaves
- 1/2 (half) tsp turmeric pwd
- 2 tea bags.
- 1 tsp armchur pwd
- corriander leaves for garnish
Heat on a low flame the below and make a mixture of it.
Mixture of dry spices:
1 tsp peppercorns
1 tsp cumin seeds
2 tso corriander seeds
2 cinnamon sticks (1 inch)
1)soak the chick peas overnight in water.
2)pressure cook chick peas with the tea bags and some salt.the
chick peas will now look brown after boiling.
3)heat oil in a vessel, add bay leaves, and then the grated onion.cook
till tender and add ginger garlic paste.cook for 2 mins and add
the boiled chick peas but donot add water. thoroughly mix it and
add the spice mixture, turmeric pwd and salt.Cook it for 5 mins
and mow add about half a cup of water (u can use the water used
for boiling) and the armchur pwd. cover and cook for 5 mins.garnish
with corriander leaves.
If u wanna make more spicy can add garam masala or red chilli
pwd.this is little lenghty procedure but once u make it i bet u
will never eat channa masala outside.