Indian Chickpeas

From: (Demers Serge)
Date: Sun, 12 Sep 93 14:20:01 -0400

Here is one of our favorite "vegetarian dish". We always include it
to our menu for an indian dinner.

250 gr of chickpeas (1 cup)
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 oinon chopped
2 cm cinnamon stick
4 cloves
2 garlic cloves, squashed
2 cm fresh ginger, chopped
1 green chili pepper, finely chopped
2 tsp  ground coriander
3/4 cup of chopped tomatoes (from a can)
1 tsp garam massala
1 Tbsp cilantro, chopped
Soak chickpeas overnight, rince, cook in water until tender. Drain,

In a frying pan heat the oil, fry oinon until golden. Add cinnamon 
and cloves, cook a few seconds. Add garlic, ginger, chili pepper, 
ground coriander and cook 5 minutes, stirring.
Add tomatoes, with the juice and cook until all liquid
has evaporated.

Add the chickpeas to the pan, mixe well, cook 5 minutes. 
Pour the cooking liquid of the chickpeas and simmer for 25 minutes, 
until all the liquid is gone. 

Sprinkle with the garam massala and cilantro.

Can be served hot of cold. 

Serge Demers


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