Curried Garbanzo Beans

Course : Curry
Serves: 1
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8 ounces garbanzo beans
1 medium to taste green chili -- (optional)
12 cloves garlic
1 piece ginger
1 teaspoon pepper
1 large cardamom
6 whole cloves
1 pieces cinnamon stick
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon paprika
4 ounces oil
1 tablespoons mango powder
3 medium Onions
1 bunch dried pomegranate seeds
4 medium tomatoes

Preparation / Directions:

Clean, wash and soak the beans overnight. Boil them in the same water with salt, 1 small finely chopped onion, 4 cloves garlic, 4 large cardamom, a 1" piece of ginger and 6 cloves. Simmer in pan about an hour or until tender, or pressure cook for 7 minutes at 15 psi. Heat oil. Fry thinly sliced remaining onions and cloves of garlic. Cook until mixture browns and dries up. Add finely chopped tomatoes and cook 4-5 minutes more. Add the beans and cook for 10 minutes more. Add the mango powder and pomegranate seeds, grated ginger and simmer over low heat for 15-20 minutes. Before serving, pour 1 oz. (2 T) sizzling ghee over the beans.

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