Khatte Channe
Course : Curry
Serves: 6


  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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   4      cups          cooked chick peas -- (reserve the stock)
   1      tablespoon    tamarind paste
     1/2  cup           light vegetable oil
   1 1/2  cups          thinly sliced onions
   2      teaspoons     minced garlic
     1/2  teaspoon      turmeric
     1/2  teaspoon      red pepper
   1      cup           chopped tomatoes
   1      tablespoon    ginger -- grated
   1 1/4  teaspoons     garam masala
   1 1/4  teaspoons     ground cumin


Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat and fry the onions for 20 minutes, stirring constantly to prevent burning. Add garlic and cook for 2 minutes. Add turmeric and pepper. Stir rapidly for a moment, then add the tomatoes and ginger. Cook for about 5 minutes (the fat should be separating from the gravy). Add tamarind and about 1 cup of the chick pea stock. Cover and simmer gently for 15 minutes. Add chick peas, garam masala and cumin. Cook for 10 minutes. Check for salt. Serve garnished with onion slices and shredded green chiles. Serve with Poori.