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Curried Garbanzo Beans (Chana Dal)

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Ingredients
  Garbanzo beans 4 Cup (64 tbs), cooked (2 Cups Dry)
  Cooking liquid 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Oil 3 Tablespoon
  Cumin seeds 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Onion 1 Large
  Root ginger 1⁄4 Inch
  Garlic 1 Large, pressed
  Turmeric 3⁄4 Teaspoon, ground
  Cumin 1⁄2 Teaspoon, ground
  Garam masala/1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Cinnamon 1⁄4 Teaspoon, ground
  Cardamom 1⁄4 Teaspoon, ground
  Coriander 1⁄4 Teaspoon, ground
  Black pepper 1 Pinch, ground
  Cayenne pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Coriander leaves 3 (For Garnish)
Directions

MAKING
1) In a 3-4 quart pot, roast the cumin seeds in the heated oil over a medium heat for one minute
2) In a food processor bowl with a metal blade, process the onion until finely chopped.
3) Stir into the pot and saute for about 3 minutes.
4) In the processor bowl, process the ginger until finely grated.
5) Stir the ginger and garlic into the pot, stir constantly and saute for a few seconds.
6) Stir in the turmeric, ground cumin, garam masala (or substitute) and cayenne and saute for 1 minute.
7) Stir in the garbanzo beans and cooking liquid, then cook covered for 15 minutes or until sauce has thickened.

SERVING
8) Garnish with coriander leaves and serve immediately on individual serving plates.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Indian
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Simmering
Dish: 
Curry
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Bean
Interest: 
Everyday
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
45 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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