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Indian Chickpea and Watercress Side Dish Recipe

Tasty side dish recipe
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This watercress and chickpea stir-fry is a spicy side dish that can even be used as a tasty filling for sandwiches.

Ingredients

3 cups watercress, washed and chopped
½ cup dried chickpeas
3 green chilies, chopped
1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic
½ cup shallots, chopped
1 teaspoon grated ginger
2 teaspoons oil
1 tablespoon plain yogurt
2 tablespoons non-fat milk powder
½ teaspoon cumin seeds
¼ teaspoon cayenne powder
¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
¼ teaspoon garam masala
Salt

Recipe Instructions

Prepare the chickpeas.
Soak the dried chickpeas in salted water for 8 hours until they are soft. Drain the chickpeas and reserve the liquid. Set them aside.

Cook the ingredients.
Heat the oil in a saucepan and stir in the cumin until it is toasted. Add the ginger, garlic, chilies, shallots and a pinch of salt and cook until the onions have turned a light brown color. Add the turmeric and cayenne pepper and stir in for 5 seconds. Add the greens and cook for 3 minutes until they have wilted. Add the chickpeas and ¼ cup of the chickpea liquid, the yogurt and the milk powder. Simmer for 2 minutes and check the seasoning, adjust if necessary. Add the garam masala, stir in then remove the saucepan from the heat.

Serve.
Serve with roti rolls, rice or bread.

rating

cuisine
World
type
Salad

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