Monday, 13 October 2008

Chickpea Kozhambu and a Concert


Chickpea is something my hubby and daughter loves. When my daughter was small she used to call it Indian balls curry.

When I saw this curry in Nags place Edible Garden I had to make them as it was a realy unusual recipie and looked really delicious and the best part was , it seems so easy to make them. If you want to make this delicious curry , you will find the recipe here

Chickpeas/Kabuli Chana - 1/2 cup
Thick coconut milk - 3/4 cup
Tamarind - one marble sized ball (or 2tbsp if you are using paste)
Sambar powder 2 tbsp
Chillie powder 1tsp
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Hing/Asafoetida/Kayam - 1/2 tsp
Salt - to taste
Oil and mustard seeds - for tempering
onions 1 finley chopped
Few curry leaves.
Soak the chickpeas overnight in 3 cups water. Pressure cook and keep aside.
Use 1/2 cup warm water and blend the tamarind with your hand to extract the juice. If using paste, dilute it in 1/2 cup water.

Heat a pan and bring the tamarind water to boil. Add turmeric powder, hing, salt and the sambar powder to this. Sim and let it boil for 10 minutes.
Add the cooked chickpeas and boil for another 10 mins.
Remove from fire, add coconut milk and mix well. Adjust salt.

Heat some oil in a small saucepan and temper some mustard seeds and then onions and the curryleaves.While hot, pour on the above gravy and mix well.

This is a another chickpea dish I am going to make over and over. As all of us loved it.

I have not made any new recipe with legumes other than this, so I am going to send this to Sra to her wonderful event Legume Love Affair.


Now this weekend my daughter played violin solo in the orchesra ( she does it as a hobby) so here are few pictures from the concert.
Have to admitt with my unprofessional camera the pictures are not food at all.


Performing with the Orchestra




Receiving flowers by the end of concert

58 comments:

indosungod said...

Congratulations to your daughter HC. That is indeed an accomplishment. As for the chickpeas they taste great in any type of curry.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow kozhambu looks awesome. Concert also looks awesome. Cheers to your daughter.

Rachel said...

I love chickpeas no matter what form they are in when cooked...love the amount of gravy in your dish....

DEESHA said...

congrtas to your daughter .. this kozhambu is new to me .. looks lovely

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Hi...
That was so good abt ur daughter. Convey my regards to her. Concert seems to be so good.

Chickpea kozhambu looks so cool. Love the color of it. Nice recipe....

Sireesha said...

Congrats to ur daughter HC.Love chickpeas made in any form looks amazing...

Candy said...

I love chickpeas in anything so this soup looks wonderful! What a talented daughter you have.

Happy cook said...

Indosungod thanyou. Yeah it is and here we too love chickpeas.

Kitchen flavours thankyou

Rachel yeah I loved it as it had so much gravy that it soaked up if you eat with rotis

Deesha it was delicious

Sukanya Ramkumar yeah the concert was really goo, i think i was more nervous than her :-)

Sireesha thankyou

Candy yeah thankyou. She indeed have talent, inheritted from her father

Laavanya said...

Congratulations to your daughter :) It must've been a proud moment for you.

ANJALI J. said...

Your daughter is very talented.. Congrats to her and all the best.. Kozhambu looks delicious.

Cham said...

Congrats to your daughter HC, Real achievement playing solo !
The chickpeas is just creamy and tasty!

Pam said...

The soup looks really delicious. Congrats to your daughter!

Aparna said...

We love chickpeas too but I've never seen this kozhambu before. It looks good.
You must have felt very proud to see your daughter play on stage. Hope she continues with this hobby.

Leslie said...

Talented daughter!
The soup look yummy!
Thank you for your comment on the Dulce de Leche..I had no idea that there was a chance of exploding. I suppose I got lucky this time. I might have to try the oven approach next time.

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

looks awesome..

raaji said...

Congrats!!!!!!i really couldnt guess u have such a big daughter....convey my wishes to her...

raaji said...

You sure must be so proud of her.....You sure must be so elited at that moment

Mansi said...

wow, thats' awesome HC! I mean the soup, as well as your daughter's performance! its always great to nurture a hobby, food for you, music for her I guess:)D

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Hope she made your day, wishes to her... now about the kuzhambhu its simply fantastic...

Divya Vikram said...

Congrats to ur daughter..You musst feel proud rite??And lovely kuzhambu.

kamala said...

Grt achievement by daughter HC..Love the color of kuzhambu

Peter M said...

Congrats to your daughter and the curry looks very appetizing.

How To Eat A Cupcake said...

Ohhh I LOVE chickpeas!

srikars kitchen said...

The soup looks really delicious. Congrats to your daughter!!!!!

Kelly said...

This dish looks great..
Congrats on your daughter...how very cool!

bee said...

congratulations to your daughter. that is indeed special.

sowmya said...

kozhumbu looks yumm..and cheers to your daughter..I truly admire such talented youngsters..

Nags said...

Thanks for trying it, glad you liked it. I add onions sometimes too, but the authentic recipe does not have it :)

Arfi Binsted said...

I like eating toasted chickpeas. When my parents went back home from Mecca, they brought many ready-bought roast chickpeas. I tasted a bit strange firstly, but then I could not stop! I haven't cooked anything with chickpeas yet. Would love to try them sometimes in a curry or salad like this. Looks yummy!

Priyanka said...

Curry looks delicious...you must be so proud of your daughter...thats quite an achievement

Maya said...

Wow, you must tbe so proud of your daughter. Kozhambu looks great, have never had this kind of dish with it before.

Sunshinemom said...

Congrats to your daughter! Better enlarge that snap - someday I will claim that I knew her when she just started off:)

Kozhambu tastes great - we add other veggies to it along with chickpea!

Sig said...

Congrats to your daughter HC! And that chickpeas gravy looks so different, I gotta check out this recipe at Nags' place..

Bombay-Bruxelles said...

Congratulations to S!!!

I know how you feel - I'm more nervous than my daughter too when she has her Academie performances!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

You must be a proud mother:) Congrats to shyama on behalf of me :)

Retno Prihadana said...

Congrats to ur daughter, H.C. I haven´t try chickpeas so I don´t know how its taste.

Maria said...

I love chickpeas too! The soup looks amazing! And Congrats to your daughter!

Happy cook said...

Hi all thankyou for all the best wishes. My daughter was really pleased to read about all the wishes.

Mandira said...

Congratulations on your daughter's performance HC. That is great news. And your chickpea Kozambu looks nice and creamy :)

Usha said...

Congratulations to your daughter...the kozhumbu looks delicious..when I first saw that recipe I was intrigued..I still am..hope to try this soon :-)

Suma Rajesh said...

kuzhambu looks superb...that was soo gud abt ur daughter...cheers..

Ivy said...

Congrats to your talented daughter, you must be very proud of her. The chickpeas sound delicious.

Rosie said...

Huge congratulations to your daughter H.C.

kozhambu is a new dish to me but it looks really delicious!

Rosie x

sra said...

Congratulations to your daughter! You must be so proud.

The chickpea kozhambu is a double whammy, I suppose, with twice the amount of spices and onions. Thanks for the entry!

anudivya said...

Indian balls curry? LOL.
Two thumbs up to her for a great concert.

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

thanks for your comments..

Darius T. Williams said...

I bet the concert was nice - but that kozhambu looks great!

Teresa Cordero Cordell said...

Hello happy cook. Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I love coming to yours because you are so honest and real, and I really do like your recipes. You must be so proud of your daughter. How wonderful it must have been to see her on stage.

Kevin said...

That sounds like a nice way to enjoy some chickpeas.

Red Chillies said...

Congratulations to your daughter. It is a great accomplishment indeed! You must be a proud mama.
Loved the chickpea dish!

Seena said...

Very nice color for the dish! :)

vanpham said...

Wow! You have such an awesome daughter. She's so cool! Congratulations!
I'm surprised that you have such a big daughter.

Asha said...

WOW!! Looks very cool. Go Shyama!! Congratulations! Doesn't it makes so proud that your chest grows few inches bigger? Hahaha!! Enjoy F, you are a great mommy!:))

Kolambu looks delicious, please don't let me look at it for long, not now!!:D

pixen said...

when I saw the picts of your daughter, it reminded me of the Concours Reine Elisabeth I attended years ago @ Palace des Beaux-Arts! After the competition the winners would played in several cities. I have to wait for the next violin competition ... :-)

Jaya said...

HC,
It must be a proud Moment for you.Playing Violin needs lots of dedication and practice.
My hearty congratulation to the young and promising talent.
Curry looks so creamy , a very different stuff from the usual red color curry for chickpea curry , I am sure it tastes great also,will check out at nag's place .
hugs and smiles

Bharathy said...

Oh My!I totally missed this post of your daughter playing solo..Sorry dear!..SPECIAL and HEARTY Congrats to her..
and wishing her many more to perform!!!..
All the best for all her future ventures too :)

HappyTummy said...

Gosh, this looks delicious. One of my New Year's resolutions is to cook more ethnic food...Indian being at the top of my list! I just may have to try this.

Srivalli said...

F, I finally could come here to check Shyama's picture...Though they are not so clear, I can make out them..:)..Congrats once again to your lovely daughter...