Monday, 22 March 2010

Chickpeas and Potatoes, flavoured with singed spices


My daughter is in a Orchestra and every friday evening from 8 to 9 they have rehersals in a auditorum in one of the schools here. She was on the way there with hubby and she was telling all the gossip of the day from the school and she didn't notice a small hole on the road and she fell down and Sprained her ankle, still she did the rehersal, came home with pain and I gave her a painkiller and saturday morning took her to our GP and ofcourse had to go for X ray and now she is waling with crutches, well it is only for a week then she can remove the bandage.


And at the moment we call her SKIPNDER as she is skipping like the Kangaroo skippy ;-)

Saturday it was Annual day of the Music Academy, were she learns violin and she had to perfomr 2 pieces and poor thing was hopping in the stage with her crutches.
With her black drees and to her horror she had to wear those easy summer shoes, and she was moaning about wearing a slipper for easy walking with a frock.

Now before wite the recipe I have to tell you some Good News.
There was this giveaway in Daily Muisings and guess who won, well I won this beautiful Rachel Ray Cast Iron pot.
When I got the mail saying I won, and hubby who was working in the next room got a shock hearing me SCREAM :-)


Now to the recipe, one of the legume i make here at home is channa dal, even more that dal.
For me if I want to have a Indian vegetarin food for lunch, then it is channa and roties.
This is a recipe from the book 660 curries, I just love this book. There is so many delicous recipes in it, that I am sure I will be using this book for years and years.

Ingridients.
1 potato peeled, cut into 1/2 inch cubes.
3 cups cookes chickpea
2 tbsp of mango powder or fresh lime juice
1 tbsp dried pomegranate seeds ground
2 tsp cumin - corriander powder blend.
1 tsp chillies
1 tbsp garam masala powder
1 tsp salt

6 tbsp oil
1 cup finley chopped red onions
1 large tomato chopped
2 to 4 fresh green chillies cut in half length
1/4 cup finley choped fresh corriander leaves.

Pour 3 cups of water into a medium size pan and add the potato, chickpeas, mango powder, pomegranate, cummin-corriander blend, chillie powder, garam masala and salt.
Bring to boil over medium heat and contnue to simmer vigoursly uncovered, stirring occasionallyn untill the potato is fork tender and the sauc has thickend,15 minutes.

While the potato chickpea mixture is cooking, heat 2 absp of the oil in a pan. Add the onion and stir fry untill it is light brown around the edges, 5 to 6 minutes.
Stir in the tomato and contine to simmer uncovered, stirring occasionally, untill it softens, but is still firm cooking. 2 to 4 minutes.
When the potato chickpea mixture is thickend, stir in the onion tomato mixture.

Heat the remaining 4 absp of oil in a small skillet over medium high heat untill italmost starts to smoke.
Carefully pour this hot oil into the potao chickpea mixture, singering the spices and stir well.

Sprinkle with the chilies and cilantro over the curry and serve.

50 comments:

Angie's Recipes said...

Congratulations to your SKIPNDER! ;-) Hope she feels better now.
The chickpeas dish sounds very delicious and comforting.

Chitra said...

first time here..u have a gr8 space.. hope ur doter is well now..this recipe is new to me and healthy..

Vrinda said...

Lov anything with chickpeas,gr8 combo n nice shots...

Jayashree said...

Congratulations on winning the giveaway.
Hope your daughter feels better soon.

Nostalgia said...

Great recipe! Looks nice.

Silence Sings said...

Looks yammy...

indosungod said...

HC, hopefully daughter is feeling better now.

I had to reread the dish name because I mostly expect to see baked goodies in this space. But chickpeas looks absolutely delicious. Love the dark color.

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

I hope she feels better soon...and ofcourse, why not with your love and care with this lovely dish..

Sandhya Hariharan said...

congratulations on winning the iron pots.. they are fab..
I loved the recipe.. its chatpata and wud b ideal with a phulka..

Bong Mom said...

poor S, wishing her to get better faaast.

Congrats on the win, you lucky girl

Deepa G Joshi said...

looks so wonderfully tasty. nice bowls..congrats..

sra said...

So sorry to hear of your daughter's sprain, hope she feels better soon. I'm also thinking of making channa tomorrow, but with radish.

Priya said...

Chickpeas and potatoes, one of my favourite combination...curry looks awesome and prefect with rotis...yumm!

Sharmila said...

Congrats Happy! And too bad about your daughter ... hope she feels fine soon.
The dish looks great ... I like the idea of that hot oil tempering at the last. :-)

notyet100 said...

congrats,,,:-) curry looks yum,..have heard lotz about this book,..curry must have tasted great

RV said...

YUMM!! Awesome Color on the curry , Are you using a store bought garam masala or you make it at home.

Happy Cook said...

Thankyou all.
RV i used shop bought garam masala powder.

Latha said...

Great combination. Looks delicious. Hope your daughter is felling better now.

elra said...

Chickpeas and potato with garam masala plus it has that amchur powder. Love it!

chakhlere said...

Hope your SkIPNDER gets well soon.

The curry looks very yummy and nice recipe.

Suma Gandlur said...

Hope your daughter is feeling better now. The chana looks yum.

Vaishali Sharma said...

loooks delicious and spicy!!

Cham said...

Hope S has less pain now, The pot is gorgeous and the dish too!

jayasree said...

Wish S feels better soon. Congrats on the win. I came here expecting a baked good was refreshing to see something else. Looks creamy and delcious. Perfect click.

Sushma Mallya said...

Hope your daughter is feeling much better now,hope she gets well soon too...chickpea gravy looks very delicious finla,love to have that with puri

Parita said...

Hope your daughter is feeling better, chickpeas with potato curry truly sounds very tasty, i love the color!

SathyaSridhar said...

Recipe looks great n perfect side for rotis,, i like ur version of chickpea gravy,,,Finla,,long time no see you in my blog,,, thanks for sharing dear,,take care n keep smiling.

Bombay-Bruxelles said...

Poor Shyama, how awful to be suffering when she has to perform!
Congratulations about your winning the cast iron pot -how lucky!!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Dish sounds really great,and the pictures are too good,esp the first one,I love very much!

Jaya said...

happy,
Hope your daughter feels better soon and look at the colour of gravy and texture is also so ..yum ,wish I can have that with "bhature"..
hugs and smiles

Divya Kudua said...

Yummy..looks so good..:)

Gulmohar said...

Hope your skipnder will get well soon :D Congrats on your win !!!

Love chickpeas and potato combo a lot..and this looks fabulous

5 Star Foodie said...

Sounds excellent, love the spices here! Hope your daughter feels better soon!

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

What a delicious looking curry! Congrats to your daughter! You must have been so proud! :)

Vanamala Hebbar said...

New to me...nice curry

Kathleen said...

Congrats on your win. Thank you for visiting my blog. Yes you can easily substitute lime for the lemon in the lemon coconut bars. Let me know how you like them!

Cakelaw said...

Congrats, what a great prize.

Hope your daughter recovers from her mishap soon.

tigerfish said...

This is a one-meal for me with the potatoes (carbo) and chickpea (protein).

Suma Rajesh said...

woo looks spicy and elegant..

Ria Mathew said...

Congratulations on winning the giveaway! WOOT! I have never won any! :( So if you are planning to keep one, mark me puh-lease! Psst! Psst! ;)

The curry looks very creamy and delicious! Beautiful clicks too!

Hope S gets well soon! :)

Pavithra said...

First time here . U have got lovely space. Congratulations on winning the giveaway ...I love anything with chickpea and this is very new to me.

Shalet said...

I sure must try this. Looks wonderful!

Laavanya said...

Congratulations on your win. That curry looks great with it's deep, dark colour - must be very flavorful.

Hope your daughter feels better soon.

shankari said...

Hope your daughter feels better soon.

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

gr8 combo and too tempting clicks dear.. :)

Cynthia said...

There is a version of this combo that is very popular here in the Caribbean.

Chitra said...

wow this looks so hearty and awesome. love the coloring.

starry said...

Congratulations on winning the pot.hope your daughter feels well soon.have to try this recipe.looks delicious.

meeso said...

Poor girl... I'm glad she is OK! That is the book by Raghavan Iyer? His books are the best! Looks delicious :)

lissie said...

Sorry to hear the bad news! Hope she is doing fine now...

Congrats on you winning the pots!