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Friday, September 7, 2012

Green Garbanzo In Gujarati Coconut Masala

This is very popular subji in South Gujarat. The green garbanzo(Fresh) are available at Indian grocery stores, Whole Foods, and occasionally at Costco. I prefer to buy them when they are still in their pod. Fresh green garbanzo(Chickpeas) beans are sweet in taste. They can be eaten roasted. Roast them with pod in a wok, or raw, or boiled. They are low in fat, high in fiber, and are also good source of iron. They are easy to digest if you use them fresh. For this recipe, one can use dried green garbanzo after soaking them in water overnight or frozen. I recommend fresh garbanzo beans for this subji.

The flavor of this subji is little nutty, sweet from coconut, and little spicy from freshly made paste. I still remember when my mom made coconut masala with mortar and pestle in our little backyard and the smell was amazing. We eat this subji with Juwar Rotlo, rice, Gujarati Kadhi, and papad. My mom's recipe is little different from others. She adds milk in it, and that makes the subji richer and smoother in texture.

Ingredients :-

  • 2 Cups Fresh Green Garbanzo Beans, peeled 
  • 1 Medium Potato, cut into small pieces
  • 1 Small Tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 Onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Coconut, grated
  • 1 tbsp Ginger, grated
  • 1 tsp Green Garlic
  • 3-4 Green Chilies, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Cilantro, chopped
  • 1/8 cup Mint, chopped
  • 1 tsp Cumin-Coriander Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1/2 cup Milk + 1/4 cup Water Mix
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • Pinch of Asafoetida (Hing)
  • Salt to taste
  • Chopped Cilantro for garnish


Method:--

1. Mix onion, tomato, coconut, ginger, green garlic, green chilies, cilantro, mint, cumin-coriander powder, turmeric powder, salt, and 1-2 tbsp water in mortar and pestle or in blender. Make smooth paste.

2. Heat oil in pressure cooker. Add asafoetida and cumin seeds, let them spultter.

3. Add masala and saute them for 20 seconds. Than add garbanzo beans, potato and mix well.

4. Now add milk and water mixture. Mix well, taste and adjust seasoning. Bring it to boil.

5. Cover cooker with lid and give 3-4 whistles. Cool down cooker little and then open it.

6. Add lemon juice, mix well.

7. Garnish with cilantro and serve hot.

Enjoy...





21 comments:

Shama Nagarajan said...

delicious ....join me in Fast Food Event - Pasta and Know your natural sweetness - Honey

Swathi Iyer said...

Delicious curry with Garbanzo.

Veena Theagarajan said...

I never seen Green Garbanzo.. Nice and new recipe

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runnergirlinthekitchen.blogspot.com said...

Delicious, interesting curry recipe!

Swasthi said...

this looks delicious and lovely clicks. you are lucky to find the green ones.

Shweta in the Kitchen said...

very yummy


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Torviewtoronto said...

looks wonderful

Roshan said...

very appetizing recipe...green garbanzo is totally new...

Shailaja Reddy said...

Yummy & delicious. I can use for roasting & curries.

Julie said...

wow..yummy delicious masala...new to me!!
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Hamaree Rasoi said...

You refreshed my memories ...had this long time back...
Looks yummy..

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

looks really spicy and yummy..i love these green eggplants:)

tamilsasikitchen said...

Delicious curry.....

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

wow such a inviting dish,loved it...

Uma Ramanujam said...

Looks delicious. Never tried green chickpeas in recipes. Bookmarking it.

Amarendra said...

I am a huge fan of Gujarati cuisine. Loved this special masala.

Laavanya said...

I've never cooked with these... what a tasty masala that is. Can we also use the same masala with dried channa?

Namitha said...

That's sounds great. I always keep thinking that Keralites use lot of coconut. This is an interesting recipe :)

Sreevalli E said...

Delicious curry..

Ramya said...

That looks lovely! I would love to try it! You can a nice collection here:-)

Swati Raman Garg said...

:) i have never used garbanzo beans... but the masala sounds interesting!