Gorbanzo Beans/ Chick Pea Masala

Ingredients :

Gorbanzo Beans      1 cup or 1 can
Garbanzo Beans
Salt                Acc to taste
Yogurt              1/2 cup
Tamarind juice      1/4 cup(optional)
Garam masala        1 tsp
Bay leaf            2 Nos
Oil                 1 Tbsp.
Lemon juice         1 Tbsp or to taste.

Blend to Paste : 

Onions              1 NO
Tomatoes            2 Nos
Ginger              1'inch piece
Garlic              1 No
Cumin               1 tbsp
Chilli powder       Acc to taste


Cilantro           1/4 Finely Chopped.
Onion small        1 No , Cut into wedges.
Tomato             1 NO , Cut into wedgres. 


If using Fresh Beans soak it overnight or for 5-6 hrs.
Pressure cook with a tea bag.Discard the tea bag & keep the beans aside .

Heat oil in a pan & add bay leaf & the paste. Allow it to cook for few minutes.
Add  Yogurt & tamarind extract & let it cook till the oil floats on top.
Add the Beans & 1/2 Cup of  water & let it cook till it reaches the boiling point.
Add the garam masala & switch off the stove.
Mix in lemon juice . Discard the Bay leaf.
Garnish with Cilantro, Tomato & Onion wedges before Serving.

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