This curry can be prepared using Garbanzo, Black eye or any type of beans you like. It is a very tasty and wide known curry in india, Perfect combo for any indian bread. You can also use the canned one instead dry(dry requires 7 hrs soaking). I prepared this curry using the mix of garbanzo and black eye peas.

Dry Garbanzo - 2 cups
Dry Black eye peas - 1/2 cup
Onion - 1 big size
Tomato - 1 medium
Red chilly powder - 1 tbsp
Cumin seeds- 1 tbsp
Pepper corns - 1 tbsp
Ginger - 1 " inch
Turmeric - 1 tbsp
Garam masala- 1 tbsp
Dry Fenugreek leaves- 1 tbsp(optional)
Thyme - 1 tsp(optional)
Tamarind paste - 1tbsp

Soak the garbanzo and black eye peas in water for 7 hours. Cook them in 1 cup water, salt and turmeric. Keep aside.
Take one hand full of cooked beans, ginger, cumin, pepper corns, garam masala,tomato,chilly powder and ground to fine paste.
Heat oil in pan, add the chopped onion and fry to golden brown, add the ground paste and let in cook in medium heat till the raw smell fades.
Add the cooked beans in to the gravy and add water if its too thick, dry fenugreek, thyme,1 tbsp of tamarind paste and cook in low heat for 5 mins.
Serve hot with Indian bread.

Note: Before serving the curry add a tea spoon of lemon juice. It enhances the taste.

Comments (2)

On October 21, 2008 at 1:43 PM , Saapaattu_Raman said...

That was very tasty !!! loved it!

On October 23, 2008 at 7:24 PM , Jeena said...

I love the colour of this curry it looks so very delicious! :-)