Thursday, December 14, 2006

Chole Methi- Garbanzo beans with Fenugreek leaves

I found a fresh bunch of Methi leaves on my last trip to the Indian grocery store. I had soaked a cup of dry garbanzo beans overnight, so I had all the ingredients that I needed to make this simple, yet delicious dish.

1 cup dry garbanzo beans, soaked overnight in warm water (You can use the canned ones too)
1 bunch, methi leaves, picked and cleaned
1 onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1" ginger, finely chopped
1 tomato, finely chopped
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp garam masala powder
1/4 tsp red chilli powder
Salt to taste

Heat oil in a cooker. Add the cumin seeds. When they sizzle, add the onions and cook till golden brown. Add the chopped ginger and garlic and cook for a minute.Add the chopped tomato, coriander powder, chilli powder, turmeric powder, cumin powder and cook till the pil separates and the tomato is cooked. Now add the methi leaves and garbanzo beans. Mix well, add about 2 cups of water, and cook for 3 whistles. Remove from heat and let cool.
Once the steam has been released, add the garam masala powder and cook on medium low heat for about 5 minutes. With the back of the spatula, mash some of the beans (thickens the gravy and gives a nice texture). Serve with Rice/Roti and enjoy !!


Asha said...

Sounds like a great healthy recipe Sangeeta! I will be back to see how it looks:) Love chole recipes.

Vini K said...

Hi Sangeeta,looks like a nice recipe.Where did the photo run away to?:D

can't wait to see how it looks like.

swapna said...

HI sangeeta..
this is my first time to ur blog..nice blog.

about the is sounding good..want to see the picture please..

Lakshmi said...

nice recipe Sangeeta.
by the way, the caption on your cup is too good.