CHICK PEAS CURRY CHANNA BHATURA

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Method 1

1 lb Chick Peas
1/2 teaspoon Masala
1 teaspoon Cumin Seeds
2 tablespoons Vegetable Oil
1 Lemon
2 Onions (purple)
1 Carrot
Salt and Pepper to taste
1 tablespoon Mr. Goudas Hot Sauce
Soak chick peas overnight. Next day, drain water, check for foreign objects or stones.
Place chick peas in the pot filled with water and bring to a boil, continue boiling until tender to taste.
Remove from heat, drain but keep liquid.
In large frying pan, heat oil. Add chopped onions, thinly sliced carrot, cumin seeds, Masala and stir fry for a few minutes until onions are golden in colour and carrots are cooked.
Add Chick Peas and 2 cups of the liquid drained from the chick peas, hot sauce, salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer for approximately 10 minutes until a rich, thick gravy is formed.
Remove from heat and place in a serving dish. Garnish with lemon slices.
Serve hot with Bhatura (recipe below) or with Indian flat bread.
(This recipe is a variation of the traditional East Indian recipe. We have not used as many of the spices native to this culture. We hope, however, that you accept this recipe as your introduction to East Indian cuisine. Please enjoy, and reserve judgment.)

Method 2

Use 1 can of Mr. Goudas Chick Peas thereby eliminating the need to pre-soak and boil chick peas. Follow cooking instructions as above.

Bhatura

2 cups Mr. Goudas All Purpose Flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
Salt to taste
Yogurt

Combine flour, baking soda, vegetable oil and salt in a large bowl. Add enough yogurt to knead ingredients into a soft dough.
Cover and let stand for 1 hour.
Knead dough once again. Pinch off large enough portions to form into golf balls until all the dough is used up.

In a large frying pan, heat 1/2 cup of vegetable oil. Reduce heat, gently place each golf ball in oil and fry until they are golden in colour.

Remove each from oil and place on a tray lined with a paper towel to remove excess oil.

Turn of stove, remove frying pan from stove top (for safety reasons). Serve hot with channa.

This complete meal tastes great and is also quite filling.
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