Monday, July 6, 2009

Easy Garbanzo/Channa Curry

This is a pretty easy and quite delicious curry. Wonderful with rice or any flatbread.

Channa Curry/ Garbanzo Curry

2 medium onions, chopped
10 tomatoes, chopped
4 to 6 cloves of garlic
2 green chillies, cut in half
vegetable oil

Heat some oil in a pan. Add the onions and stir till they become translucent. Add the tomatoes, garlic cloves and green chillies and cook for 5 minutes. Cool and blend to a very smooth paste.

1 small onions
1 cup garbanzo beans, soaked overnight
1 inch piece of ginger, finely chopped
1 dried red chilly
1 tsp cumin seeds
salt, to taste
1 tbsp coriander powder
1 pinch turmeric powder
1 tsp methi leaves/dried fenugreek leaves
2 cups water
curry leaves vegetable oil

Cook the garbanzo beans in a pressure cooker or boiling water till they're just cooked. In a pan, heat some oil, add the cumin seeds, ginger and red chilly. Once it starts turning brown, add the onions and fry lightly. Add the paste, the garbanzo beans, coriander powder, turmeric powder, methi, salt and water. Cook for about 10 minutes. Garnish with curry leaves.


  1. Ooo... this looks lovely! I love me a good curry. Though it looks like I can get everything except the methi leaves.... any good substitute suggestions?

  2. Oh, I think you can leave them out altogether with no marked difference in taste. Adding some coriander or curry leaves in the end should be enough :)