Recipe: Chatpate chane
Preparation time: 10 minutes + soaking time
Cooking time: 15 minutes
2 cups Bengal gram
1 Bay leaf
1 Black Cardamom
1tsp Cumin seeds
2tbsp Coriander powder
1tsp red Chili powder
1tsp Garam masala
1tbsp Dry Mango Powder
½tsp Carom seeds
Coriander leaves and green Chilies to garnish
Salt to taste
Soak the Bengal gram overnight or a minimum of 6 hours. Boil the soaked Bengal gram with the bay leaf, black cardamom, 1tsp salt in 3 cups water till done.
Heat oil in a pan. Add the cumin seeds. When the seeds start to splutter, add all the other spices and mix well. Add some of the strained water to prevent burning of spices. Cook till the oil separates.
Add the boiled Bengal grams with the remaining water and toss well. Cook till all the water disappears.
Serve hot garnished with coriander leaves and green chilies.