February 20, 2008

Chickpea Dry Dish

This is a dish that is eaten on days of fast in Southern India. Whenever our grandmother kept her fast she had this dish along with yogurt as part of her lunch. We don't know the significance of why this dish is used for that purpose, anyway it tasted great to us and we never complained eating it as long as we were not asked to fast ourselves.

Prepartion time: 2 mins
Cooking time: 6 mins

1 can chick peas, drain water and rinse with cold water 2-3 times
2 sprigs curry leaves
2 dry red chillies
1/2 tsp mustard
1 tbsp coconut gratings
1 tbsp jaggery(unrefined sugar) or 1 tsp sugar
1 tbsp oil

Heat oil in a pan. Season it with mustard, curry leaves and chillies. When the mustard starts to pop add the chickpeas that are drained well. Add the sugar or jaggery and coconut gratings. Mix well. Add salt. Allow to simmer for 6-7 mins.



musical said...

This is such a comfort food kind of a preparation! With yougurt and rrice, and some pickles, this would make one really satisfying meal!

sra said...

Hi Dee & Chai, thanks for visiting my blog. I remember bumping into your comments on other blogs but not being able to get into your site. Glad to find it now and I'll visit again.

Dee & Chai said...

thanks Sra and Musical- hope you try and enjoy this dish!