May 4, 2012

Spicy Sundal made with ChickPeas -South Indian Recipe

Chickpeas-1 cup
Extra virgin olive Oil - 2 tblspn
Mustard Seeds - 2 tspn
Red Chilies (broken into 2 pieces) -2
Curry Leaves - 2 springs
Asafoetida powder- a pinch
Pearl onions (chopped) - 1/2 cup
Green Chilies  -4 (chopped)
Coconut (grated) - 1/2 cup (optional)
Salt to taste
1.Soak chickpeas in water overnight. Drain, add fresh water and cook chickpeas in a pressure cooker along with salt until soft. 
2.Drain excess water from cooked chickpeas, retaining about 3-4 tablespoons. 
3.Heat oil in a pan, splutter mustard seeds. Then, add red chili, curry leaves and asafoetida powder to it. 
4.Add chopped pearl onions and green chilies . saute it.
5.Add chickpeas .Simmer for 3-4 minutes. 
6.Add grated coconut(if using) to the above and mix it well. Turn off the flame.