|dried black chick peas|
Among some of the other things I got excited about were the black chick peas (black chana or chana desi). I've never cooked with them before and am can't wait to try them out. I looked for recipes online but didn't find any that looked exactly like something I'd like. So what I'm making is a sort of amalgam of about a dozen recipes that I looked at.
I soaked two cups of the chana desi last night with one bay leaf, three whole cloves, and one cinnamon stick. ( I would have thrown some cardamon pods into the mix, as most recipes called for them, but despite climbing around on my cabinets for 10 minutes, I could not find my cardamon).
|soaked black chick peas|
Here are the chick peas after they've soaked for about 16 hours.
|chick peas boiling|
|tomato and onion mixture|
Finally, I added the tomato mixture to the chick peas.
This dish was spicy rich and comforting. I will definitely make it again.