*  Exported from  MasterCook Mac  *
 
                  Spiced Chickpeas in Sauce (Chana Masala)
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Main Dishes                      Vegetarian Dishes
                 Indian Cuisine
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1 1/2  c             dried chickpeas
    2      tsps          canola oil
    1      tsp           cumin seed
    1      tsp           turmeric
           pinch         asafetida
    1      tsp           red pepper
                         salt
    1      tbsp          fresh ginger root -- shredded
    2      tsps          fresh ginger root -- shredded
    1                    green chile -- minced
    1      sm            tomato -- chopped
    3      tbsps         lemon or lime juice
    2      tbsps         cilantro
 
 Wash the chickpeas and soak overnight.  Drain.
 
 Heat oil in a nonstick saucepan.  Add cumin, turmeric, asafetida, red pepper
 and salt.  Stir until cumin seeds crackle.  Add chickpeas and cover with water
 by 2".  Add 1 T. ginger, chile, and tomato.  Bring to a boil.  Cover and
 simmer for 1 1/2-2 hours or until the chickpeas are tender.  
 
 Remove from the heat and sprinkle with lemon juice, remaining ginger, and
 cilantro.
 
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