Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Chana Bataka nu shaak (1)

I have given this shaak the suffix (1) because this is the one without onion and garlic. The second recipe in the draft is with onion and garlic which will make its blog appearance some day!
Chana Bataka nu Shaak (1)
Chickpeas with Potatoes
3 cups chana/chickpea sprouts
2 potatoes
1 tsp jaggery
1/2 tsp tamarind pulp or 2 tomatoes, chopped
1 tbsp coriander-cumin powder
2 tsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/4 tsp asafeotida
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 cup cilantro, minced
1. Pressure cook chickpeas and potatoes.
2. Peel and dice the potatoes.
3. Heat oil in a saucepan.
4. Add turmeric powder. mustard seeds and asafoetida.
5. As it sizzles, add cooked chickpeas, potatoes, and all the remaining ingredients
6. Simmer till all the water is evaporated
7. Garnish with cilantro.
1. Instead of tamarind, chopped tomato can be used. If using tomatoes, add along with turmeric in tempering.


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