Thursday, March 5, 2009
Garbanzo salad / Sundal
This reminds me of Navarathri days in India. As a kid I used to go and see all the gollus(aarangement of dolls)...sing songs and come back with a packet of these lovely little darlings. Yummmm! How I used to love this as a kid, well I love it even now...:D This is like a salad...and is called as Sundal in Tamil....:)
Okie now we come to the recipe
Garbanzo Beans /Kabuli chana - 1 Big Can
(if ur using dried ones...soak it overnight and then steam it in the cooker a bit)
Grated coconut - 3/4 cup
Mustard seeds - 2 tsp
Curry leaves - 2 twigs
Asafoetida - 2 pinch
Salt to taste
Oil - 1 tbsp
Green chillies - 2 slit lenghtwise
For garnish - Coriander leaves and grated Coconut
Method : Empty the can of garbanzo in a microwave safe bowl and wash the beans well in running water. Now Steam the beans in a microwave for 2 mins on high.
(I used the can hence this step.. if ur using dried beans and soaking it, Just steam it in a cooker and ur all set to make the sundal)
In a deep bottom pan take some oil and put mustard seeds and let it splutter. Then add green chillies and curry leaves. Add asafoetida and leave it on for few minutes. Add the coconut and stir fry for 5 minutes, until the coconut roasts a bit and gives out a nice aroma. Now add the Garbanzo beans and mix well. See that u do this gently u dont want to mash the Garbanzos...:) Add salt and mix well. Let the Garbanzo roast for sometime. Garnish with some more coconut and coriander leaves.
Serve hot with a bowl. Can be enjoyed as an evening snack!