27 January 2008

Masala!

This week we have two recipes! Both are Indian and were found on separate websites I have since lost. Both are basic and (most importantly) easy recipes to follow.

The first is...

Chana Masala
1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 cup vegetable broth
1 onion, chopped
1 tbsp chopped garlic
1 tbsp chopped ginger
Squirt of lemon juice
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp coriander
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 1/2 tsp garam masala
pinch of salt
1 tbsp vegetable oil

Heat frying pan to medium-high. Add oil and onions. When onions are translucent add spices. Mix well. Add chickpeas and broth. Simmer over medium-low heat for 30 minutes.

While that dish is simmering, start the next.

Aloo Palak Masala
Ingredients:
1 cup chopped spinach (fresh or frozen)
1 large potato (or a few small potatos), diced
2 small tomatoes
2 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
Squirt of lemon juice
1 tbsp chopped ginger
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tbsp vegetable oil

Directions:
Pu the following ingredients in a blender: tomatoes, chili powder, lemon juice, ginger. Puree and set aside. Heat frying pan over medium-high burner. Add oil. Fry potatoes until nearly done. Add spinach. When potatoes are completely done, add pureed mixture. Mix well. When all ingredients are hot, it's ready to eat.

Serve both dishes with basmati rice and naan bread. Both recipes make 4 servings.

Comments: This was another great meal and super easy to make. GLH even thought about taking the leftovers in for lunch, but then couldn't remember if there was a microwave anywhere at work as he usually eats in the cafeteria and doesn't pay attention to little things like whether or not there are microwaves in the break room.

So three posts in one day. Can you tell who is having a "get things done" kind of a day? And therefore needs distractions to put off the list of things to do?

C'mon fellow bloggers. Help me procrastinate. Post stuff so I don't have to clean and do laundry! Help a girl out, will ya?

3 comments:

GL'sD said...

Sounds to me that it would go really good as a side dish to Steak!

Debbie in Hoengg said...

Yum. Sounds good. Is the veggie broth homemade, canned, or powdered? When I sent my husband to Coop to look for chicken broth, he could only find the powdered cubes.

Global Librarian said...

Definitely not homemade. We use the powdered stuff. Thus far I haven't found the canned variety in any of the grocery stores.