3 cups - Cooked kadala / black chickpeas
1 tsp - Mustard seeds
2 sprigs - Curry leaves
6 big flakes - Garlic, crushed
2 tsp - Red chili flakes
1/2 tsp - Turmeric powder
Salt to taste
1 ) Black chickpeas is soaked over night and then pressure cooked in enough water with little turmeric powder and salt to taste.
2 ) Heat a pan with oil, add mustard and pop. Then add curry leaves, garlic and fry on low heat. Just fry garlic till lightly brown, don't make it dark brown. Add chili flakes, turmeric powder and fry for second in the oil.
3 ) Add the cooked kadala and little gravy from the boiled kadala. Add salt to taste, close with a lid and cook on low heat. Once the kadala is cooked for few minutes in this masala, open the lid and cook till dry.
Serve as a side dish.
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