Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 20 mins

its very tasty

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. soak gram overnight and pressure cook with rest of ingredients till done.
  2. grind the paste with water.
  3. heat oil in a wok add cumin seeds.
  4. when they splutter add the ground paste and stir constantly till brown.
  5. add coriander,chilli and cumin powder.
  6. add tomatoes and fry until oil seperates.
  7. add cooked gram and garam masala.
  8. simmer for 5-10 minute.
  9. garnish with lemon slices.


Most Helpful

Great, basic recipe. I used a can of garbanzos and a can of tomato puree. I added a little (<1/2 tsp) and a pinch of sugar to this. Served it with plain yogurt and some rice. It's a little spicy as is, but cut back the chili pepper to 1/2 tsp and it should be zesty without offending anyone.

SunnyIowa February 21, 2011

Be aware that this recipe calls for 1 cup of DRY garbanzos, which is why it says to soak them overnight. I love the suggestion to serve with fresh lemon wedges. It adds a fresh bright taste, which compensates for the lack of amchur powder. I also like that this recipe features grinding the onion, rather than mincing or dicing it. I prefer minced, but this is one of the most requested dishes, and I like to change it up sometimes.

tamarinda September 23, 2010

Very good! A little too spicy for the spice haters and not spicy enough for the spice lovers, so adjust accordingly.

Elisa72 October 07, 2009

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