Chick Peas in Tomato Sauce (Tamatar ka Rasewala Choley)  Vegetables  277 reads

Chick Peas in Tomato Sauce (Ta
Chick peas have a firm texture and satisfying, nutty flavour. They are delicious in the spicy tomato sauce, especially when served with fresh Indian bread and a refreshing raita.

SERVES 4

2 tablespoons sunflower or soya oil
2 x 2.5 cm (1 in) pieces of cinnamon stick
6 green cardamom pods, bruised
6 cloves
1 large onion, finely chopped
1-2 green chillies, seeded and chopped
2 teaspoons Ginger Puree
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/4-1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
225g (8 oz) can chopped tomatoes, with their juice
2 x 400g (l4 oz) cans chick peas, drained and well rinsed
1-1/4 teaspoons salt or to taste
300m1 (10 fl oz) warm water
1 teaspoon Ground Roasted Cumin
1 tablespoon chopped fresh coriander leaves
1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint or 1/2 teaspoon dried mint

Heat the oil in a non-stick saucepan, about 18cm (7in) in diameter, over low heat and add the cinnamon, cardamom and cloves. Let the spices sizzle gently for 20-25 seconds.

Add the onion, chillies and ginger puree. Increase the heat slightly and cook, stirring regularly, for 8-10 minutes or until the onion begins to brown.

Stir in the turmeric, chilli powder and tomatoes. Cook for a further 4-5 minutes, stirring frequently.

Add the chick peas, salt and water. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat to low and cover the pan, then simmer for 12-15 minutes.

Stir in the cumin, chopped coriander and mint. Simmer for 1-2 minutes, then serve with any bread and a raita.

VARIATION:
Use black-eyed beans instead of the chick peas.

Each serving contains Kcals: 300 fat: 11 g saturated fat: 1.3 g
Rating 2.93/5
Rating: 2.9/5 (42 votes)
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