Saturday, March 28, 2009

Chickpea & Yam Ghashi

This is a traditional konkani recipe specially made during ugadi....
1 cup yam cut into cubes 
2 cup white chickpeas
1/2 of one coconut grated
1/4 tsp methi seeds (fried)
6-7 fried red chillies
salt to taste
For tempering

1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp mustard seeds
2 sprig of curry leaves
2 tbsp oilMethod
  • Soak the white chickpeas overnight and then drain it the next morning and cook it in a pressure cooker with 3 cups of water till done and keep aside
  • Pressure cook yam with water till done and keep aside
  • Grind methi seeds,fried red chillies,grated coconut,salt along with enough water to a smooth paste
  • Heat the pan and then put the paste along with chickpeas and yam with the water and allow it to boil for sometime
  • Heat oil in another pan and then add mustard seeds,cumin seeds and when it starts to splutter add the curry leaves and fry for 1 minute and then add this tempering to the gravy and then serve hot with steamed rice
( u can also add cubed boiled potatoes if u dont get or prefer yam)

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