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1 cup chickpeas/garbanzo beans
2 Onions finely chopped
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
2 green chillies chopped
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 bay leaf
4-5 pepper corns
1 masala elaichi(black)
2 tomatoes chopped
1 tsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp amchur powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp red chili powder
6-7 strands coriander leaves
Oil for cooking
Salt as per taste
Green coriander leaves finely chopped for garnishing


Soak chickpeas overnight. Pressure cook with little turmeric powder, bay leaf,  pepper corns, masala elaichi, salt and keep aside.
Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds. Let them splutter and add chopped onion. Fry them till they changes color to golden brown.
After this add ginger garlic paste and green chillies. Saute for 1-2 minutes and then add tomatoes.
Add red chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, amchur powder and garam masala.
Fry for 1-2 minutes and cook this until tomato starts leaving oil in the corners of the pan.
Add boiled chickpeas (not the water) and saute for 2-3 minutes. Now add the water in which the chick peas were boiled along with the whole garam masala in the water.
Adjust salt as per taste. Cook for 5 -10 minutes or until most of the water is absorbed.
Garnish it with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with roti, puris or paratha.

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