Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Project 365 Days Of Food- Day 18, Chunki Harbara aur Chiwda!! Green Chickpeas Snack!

Do you Agree?
Some of the simplest dishes are those that sizzle on top of the stove, 
leaving the oven free for a baked potato accompaniment, or a hot dessert!!

Sharing such deliciously crunchy and spicy stir-fry Chunki Harbara aur Chiwda with you all!!
People!!! Get Ready For A Snacky Snack!!

Prep Time- 5 minutes
Cooking- 15 minutes

1 Cup fresh green gram(green chickpeas/harbara)
150 Gms Pressed rice (poha, cleaned and washed)
4 tbsp orange juice
5 Tbsp ghee/clarified butter or Vegetable Oil
2-3 Tsp cumin seeds
3-4 Finely chopped green chilies
1 Tbsp ginger finely chopped(optional)
A generous pinch of  asafoetida (hing) reserved in 1 tbsp water(optional)
2 Tsp mango/amchur powder
2 Tbsp lemon juice (optional)
A pinch of sugar
Salt to taste

For the pressed rice masala:- Following ingredients need to be pounded to coarse powder.
4 Cloves
1 Inch cinnamon stick
3-4 Black cardamom

1. Boil the green chickpeas in enough water to cover, add salt and sugar.
*** YOU can also soak chickpeas overnight and pressure cook it giving 2 whistles!
2. Cook the green chickpeas until al dente.
3. Drain and refresh in iced water at the time of cooking.
4. Reserve the pressed rice in orange juice for about 5 minutes.
5. Heat the ghee/oil in a wok.
6. Add cumin seeds and stir over medium heat until these begin to pop.
7. Add green chilies, ginger, and asafoetida. 
8. Stir-fry until the chickpeas are devoid of moisture, sprinkle some salt and amchur powder, sugar and the pressed rice masala.
9. Stir until incorporated.
10. Add the pressed rice along with orange jucie and stir gently until neatly mixed.
11. Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally and carefully for a minute or two.
12. Remove from heat, adjust the seasoning, stir in the lemon juice and toss it up with some salted peanuts.
13. Delightful snacky snack is ready to be served!


Vaani said...

That chunki harbara aur chiwda is sure an eye-catcher.. ...Love the way you have laid out ur recipes.. !!!

Anonymous said...

oooh I am definitely going to try this recipe next. I can see how poha adds a definite crispiness to chana. Thank you for these amazing receipes!!!!!