Spicy chick peas
Added by peanutts | Wed 28 Jan 2009 @ 12:03
1 cup dried chick peas or 1 small tin chick peas
1 cup roughly chopped spinach or kankun( approximate)
3 cloves garlic
1Ē piece ginger
A few curry leaves
1 tsp tomato puree/ paste
1 tsp cumin ground
1 tsp chilli powder
ľ tsp tumeric
Ĺ tsp cinnamon
Ĺ cup water
Handful of coriander leaves chopped
Salt and pepper
1.Soak dried chick peas over night , boil till tender , drain and set aside
2.Pound or process the onion, garlic and ginger to a paste.
3.Heat oil in a pan or wok, add onion paste and curry leaves , stir fry for 1-2 mins
4.Lower heat add tomato puree, spices , seasonings and water.
5.Cook , stirring till you get the smell of spices , about 2 minutes
6.Add the chick peas and stir , add spinach , cover and simmer for about 2 minutes .
7.Removes lid, add yogurt and coriander . Stir ,to combine and switch off.
Serve with any kind of flat bread
[i]My hubby cant survive without fish so to make him eat his greens ;) I always keep a bottle of Maldivian made masmirus, which is a spicy mix of fried onion, curry leaves, dried chilies and dried tuna fish flakes. A tbsp of it does the trick, it also gives it a nice taste [/i]:D