Sunday, April 12, 2009

Garbanzo Beans & Soya Beans Curry

This is our family's favourite side dish with parathas or naans.
Garbanzo beans (chickpeas) have a delicious nutlike taste and buttery texture. They provide a good source of protein that can be enjoyed year-round and are available either dried or canned. Soya beans are rich in the plant hormones phytoestrogens that in the human body seem to act to dilute the impact of the body's own oestrogens.
If we use canned beans, we don't have to soak them overnight. If we are using dry beans, it's always easy to cook them if we soak for overnight.


Garbanzo beans - 1 cup (dry beans)
Soya beans - 1 cup
Onion - 1 (finely chopped)
Tomatoes - 2 (finely chopped)
Salt - as required
Dry chilli powder - as required
Water - 1/2 cup
Chana Masala - 2 tsp (chole masala)
Oil - 3 tsp
Cloves - 4
Cinnamon - 1" stick

  • Pressure cook both the beans with water until they become soft.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add cloves and cinnamon stick and fry for 2mins.
  • Add the chopped onions and when onions turn brown in color add tomatoes and cook until tomatoes are soft.
  • Add the cooked beans to the above mix and add 1/2 cup water and cook for 5mins.
  • Add salt, chilli powder and chana masala powder.


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