ISO Indian recipe involving chickpeas and garam masala
I know there must be one, the name's just escaping me at the moment.
Does anyone have a good recipe, or at least a name?
I have some chickpeas/garbanzo beans soaking in water at the moment.
I have garam masala powder.
In the kitchen, there are the usual suspects: carrots, tomatoes, onions, yogurt, dried and fresh chilis, etc.
What can I whip up as a side for butter chicken?
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As already said, chana masala is probably what you're looking for. If you google it, you'll find tons of recipes.
For a side I'd stir-fry some greens, very simple, to cut the richness of the chicken. Serve with some nice Indian bread and you'll have a feast.
Not using chick peas or garam masala, but another great side dish for butter chicken is spiced spinach.
saute a chopped onion, a crushed garlic clove, about a tsp of turmeric and 2 tsp of cumin seeds in some butter or ghee, until they're golden in color(although the turmeric makes everything golden lol)
add 2 lbs fresh washed spinach and cover tightly, cook for about 5 minutes shaking the pan often, then uncover and cook until all the liquid is gone and the spinach is done.. salt and pepper and there you go.
I think the really nice chana dal recipe in the Aussie Women's Weekly Indian cookbook has garam masala.