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Green Chickpeas Stir Fry

31 Jan

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Pacchi Senagala Talimpu.

Fresh green chickpeas / green chana are shelled and washed. They are then crushed and cooked in tempered oil along with chopped onions and green chiles. Serve green chana stir fry as it is or with steamed rice.
Makes: around 1 1/2 Cups of Green Chickpeas Stir Fry.

Ingredients:

Green Chana 1 Cup
Onion 1 Small
Green Chiles 1 – 2
Turmeric Powder 1/8 tsp
Red Chile Powder few Pinches
Lemon Juice 1 tsp
Salt to taste

Talimpu:

Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Urad Dal 1/4 tsp
Broken Dried Red Chiles 3 – 4
Asafoetida a Big Pinch
Curry Leaves 5
Oil 2 tsps

Method of preparation:

Remove stems, wash and slice the green chiles.
Peel and finely chop the onion.
Shell the fresh green chickpeas and wash under fresh water.
Lightly crush the green chickpeas and keep aside.

Heat oil in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When urad dal changes color, add green chiles and onion.
When onion turns translucent, add crushed green chickpeas and salt.
Cook covered for a minute or two and then stir fry for few seconds.
Remove from heat and stir in red chile powder and lemon juice.
Adjust the seasoning if required and serve green chickpeas stir fry as a snack or with steamed rice..
Notes: Make sure not to overcook the green chickpeas.

Suggestions: When pressed between fingers, chickpeas should come easily out of the shell. If the chickpeas are not cooked properly, put them back on heat and cook covered till done.
Variations: You can also add a pinch of garam masala to the stir fry to make it hot.
Other Names: Green Chana Tadka, Tempered Green Chickpeas, Pacchi Senagala Talimpu.