Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Tandoori Chickpeas (Chanay)

Tandoori chickpeas/chanay are seriously an amazing & different type of their variety! Their unique taste has made me fallen in love with them lol :P Tamarind gives an excellent taste to them! Lets move to the recipe:


Chick Peas (Chanay)                         2 cups (boiled)
Oil                                                      3 tbsp
Onions                                                1 medium sized (chopped finely)
Tomato puree                                     3/4 cup
Red Chili powder                               1 tsp.
Salt                                                     1 tsp
Cumin Powder (Zeera)                       1 tsp.
Green Cardamom                               1/2 tsp
Coriander Leaves (dhanyia)               2 tbsp.

Ingredients for Tamarind Sauce:

Tamarind                                            1 tbsp
Sugar                                                  1 tbsp
Salt                                                     1/4 tsp
Water                                                  1/2 cup

For Garnishing:

Green Chili                                         2-3 fried
Cottage Cheese                                   Few cubes fried


Procedure for Tamarind Sauce:

First of all take a pan, add water, tamarind, sugar & salt in it. Bring to boil until all the tamarind pulp separates. Remove seeds & blend the water.

Procedure for Tandoori chickpeas:

Heat oil, and add the garlic and ginger paste & saute it. Now add onions & fry. Next add the tomato puree & fry this for 1-2 minutes. Next add all the rest ingredients - red chili, salt, cumin, cardamom- (including tamarind sauce) & cook for 1-2 minutes. At the end, add chick peas & put on steam (dum) for 3-4 minutes. Pour into the serving bowl & garnish with fried green chillies & cottage chesse cubes!
yuumm!! Tandoori chickpeas are ready! I mostly Serve them with gram flour fritters -  dahi baray :)

Thanku for stopping by! Hope u enjoy this recipe :)


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Haffa Bexi

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