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Channa Pindi

Channa Pindi Masala

Serving Size: 6

2 cups chickpeas soaked overnight
1 large onion chopped
1 large tomato chopped
2tbsp ginger garlic chillie paste
2.5tbsp pomegranate seeds
1tbsp cumin seeds
juice of half lemon
1tsp mustard seeds
4 cardamon pods
2 small cinnamon sticks
5 cloves
1tsp garam masala
3tbsp coriander powder
2tsp grounded pepper
2tbsp mango powder
1tbsp channa masala powder
2tbsp ghee
chopped coriander and mint leaves.

Preparation Methods:
In a pan roast together pomegranate and cumin seeds. Once cooled grind to fine powder.Pressure cook the chick peas with salt,turmeric and chillie powder.Heat a heavy bottom skillet on medium flame -add ghee. Once heated sputter the mustard seeds followed by all the whole spices. Then add the chopped onion ,ginger garlic chillie paste ,grind powder and tomatoes. Once the onions and tomatoes are cooked -add all the spice powders and lemon juice. Saute till the raw smell of the spice powder are removed. Meanwhile mash half the cooked chick peas using…

Mixed Berry Muffins

Mixed Berry Muffins
Blueberry cake,blueberry ice-creams,blueberry pie,blueberry juice!!!Blueberry this and that was what my son has being asking for the past few days without a stop..the worst part is that he wants me to prepare chicken curry using blueberries. Oh my god this boy is so crazy about blueberries. I was wondering where he gets these weird ideas in making use of blueberries in cooking. He even asked my hubby to get him body wash,paste and shampoo that's made of blueberries. I happened to find some really fresh blueberries,blackberries and raspberries in the Sprout Farmer's Market yesterday. I quickly grab them and decide to make muffins using all these berries for evening snack once my son's back from school. I really wanted him to get a surprise. Believe the look in his really made very happy when he saw the muffins. I hope these muffins will shut him off from talking about blueberry .Actually I keeping finger crossed...let see what happens :D