Brinjal and Chickpeas Curry

April 15, 2009

I tried making curry using chickpeas and brinjal and it came out really well. Chickpeas are highly nutritious and have maximum of 25% protein. Chickpeas have  low glycemic index values and therefore suit well  for diabetics and people who want to overcome weight gain problems.

So here is the recipe:

brinjal-channa-curry

Ingredients

  • 250 gms of violet brinjal
  • 100 gms of white chickpeas (Kabuli channa)
  • One medium sized onion
  • One tomato
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp asafoetida
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp daniya powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • Salt as required
  • 1 tsp oil
  • Few coriander leaves

Method

  1. Wash and soak kabuli channa over night.
  2. Put channa in a pressure cooker with enough salt and water and cook till it becomes soft.
  3. Cut brinjal and onion into thin strips.
  4. Cut tomatoes into small pieces.
  5. In a non stick frying pan, put one tsp oil.
  6. Add jeera and  let it splutter.
  7. Add chopped onion and fry till it becomes soft.
  8. Add chopped brinjal, turmeric powder, asafoetida and enough salt.
  9. Fry till the brinjal gets cooked.
  10. Add chopped tomatoes and cook till tomatoes are well  blended with brinjal.
  11. Add red chilli powder and daniya powder and fry for a while.
  12. Add the cooked channa and fry till it gets mixed with brinjal.
  13. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with phulka rotis.

Sprouted Chick Peas Curry

March 16, 2008

Chick peas are highly nutritious and they contain maximum of 25% protein. If you want to lose weight, have chick peas with two rotis for lunch at least 3 days a week. Chick peas fills your stomach quite well just like sprouted green gram.

There are two types of chick peas. Here I use desi chickpeas which are smaller in size with a thick seed coat.They appear dark brown in colour and take 24 hours to get the sprouts.

Ingredients

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  • One cup of sprouted chick peas
  • One big onion
  • One tomato
  • One red chilly
  • one green chilly
  • 3 flakes of garlic
  • One hand full of mint leaves
  • A small piece of ginger
  • One teaspoon of hing (asafoetida)
  • One teaspoon of jeera
  • One teaspoon of daniya
  • One teaspoon of mustard
  • One teaspoon of urad dal
  • Few curry leaves
  • Few coriander leaves
  • One teaspoon of lemon juice
  • 11/2 teaspoon of cooking oil
  • Salt as required

Method

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  1. Cook sprouted chick peas with enough salt and water till it becomes soft.
  2. Cut onion into small pieces.
  3. Grind onion, tomato, ginger, garlic, red chilly, mint leaves, jeera (cumin seeds), daniya (coriander seeds) into a fine paste.
  4. Put 11/2 teaspoon oil in a pan.
  5. Add mustard and urad dal. Let it splutter.
  6. Add green chillies , curry leaves and hing.
  7. Add the remaining cut onion and fry till it becomes soft.
  8. Add the ground paste and fry till it becomes dry.
  9. Add the boiled chick peas and fry for 5 minutes.
  10. Remove from the burner, add lemon juice and stir it well.
  11. Garnish with coriander leaves.