Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Reviews Are Just Magic; Inder Curries Lots of Favour

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Reviews Are Just Magic; Inder Curries Lots of Favour

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Byline: Nicole Fuge

Chickpea curry


200gm white chickpeas

2 tsp tea leaves or 2 tea bags

1 tsp ginger paste

1 tsp garlic paste

2 tsp grated ginger

2 grated medium onions

1/2 tsp kasturi methi (fenugreek)

1 tbsp channa masala

1 tsp garam masala

1 tsp turmeric powder

1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda

1/2 tsp asafoetida

1 to 2 slit green chillies (optional)

1 tsp roasted and ground cumin seeds

1/2 tsp coriander powder

Salt to taste

Juice of half lemon


Soak the chickpeas in lukewarm water overnight. Drain the water and wash the chickpeas. Boil 2 cups of water with the tea leaves (tea bags). Drain the water and add to the chickpeas in a thick stock pot. Add the bicarbonate of soda. Bring to boil and cook for 60 minutes on high flame. Heat oil in a frypan. Add the cumin seeds, asafoetida, green chilli and grated onions. Saute them until onion light brown, then add the ginger and garlic paste and grated ginger. Now add all the other spices except cumin powder and kasturi methi and fry them on medium flame until the oil separates. Mash 2-3 tsp of cooked chickpeas and saute with spices. Add some of chickpea water and cook for a minute. Mix the contents of the frypan to the chickpeas, add cumin powder and kasturi methi and cook covered for 5-10 minutes on low flame. Add 1/4 cup water if too dry. Take the pot off the flame, add lemon juice and mix well. Serve hot after garnishing with onion rings, coriander leaves and cut lemon pieces.

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