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Monday, September 30, 2013

Chickpea Coconut Curry | Garbanzo Bean Curry

My Kids Love the Chick peas , So I try to cook this Garbanzo bean often . Today's post Chick pea curry is a very simple gravy made with coconut . This curry goes well with Rice , Rotis , Parathas , Idly , Dosa . Off to the recipe now .

Easy Chickpea Curry Recipe with Stepwise pictures
Chickpea Coconut Curry | Garbanzo Bean Curry


  • Chickpea / Garbanzo Bean - 1/2 Cup ( Canned Bean  Could also be used)
  • Onion - 1 no , chopped
  • Tomato - 1 no , chopped
  • Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Chilli powder - 2 tsp ( Sambar Powder Could be used too )
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp 
  • Salt - To taste 

To Grind:

  • Tomato - 1 no , chopped
  • Green Chilli - 2 no 
  • Coconut - 1/2 cup , grated


Soak the Chickpeas over night . A ready-made can from the grocery store can be used as well .

Grind together coconut , tomato , green chilli and set aside .

Heat oil in a pressure cooker , add the onions and cook till they become translucent .

Now add the soaked chickpea and tomatoes and cook till the tomato turns soft .

Add the Chilli Powder , turmeric powder and stir .

Add the ground contents to the pressure cooker .

Add some water , salt and cover it with the lid and pressure cook for 2 hisses . Now the chickpea curry is ready .

Serve hot .

Check out my Chickpea Biryani Chickpea Wrap , Chickpea potato masala , Chole Masala and a chickpea Stir-Fry .

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Radish Pods Stir Fry with coconut | Radish Pods poriyal

Radish Pods looks like green beans and when cooked it smells like radish . I made a simple stir fry of these pods and had it with sambar and Rice . Check out the radish leaf curry and also try the parathas made with radish and also a simple stir fry with radish . These pods are good for diabetic patients and also aids in weight loss as these pods are rich in fiber .

Radish Pods Stir Fry Reicpe with coconut
Radish Pods Stir Fry with coconut  | Radish Pods poriyal


  • Moong Dhal / Lentils - 2 tbsp
  • Radish pods - 250 gms , chopped 
  • Salt - To taste
  • Grated coconut - 2 tsp


  • Oil - 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Urad dhal - 1 tsp
  • onion - 1 no , chopped
  • Red chilli - 2 no , slit


      Take  a kadai , add the Moong dhal and cover it with water and bring it to boil .

      Cook till the dhal becomes soft . Add the radish pods to the cooked dhal , add salt .Sprinkle water if needed for the pods to be cooked .

      Cook till the pods are soft .

      Take a pan , add some oil . Add the mustard seeds and allow it to pop . Now add the urad dhal and fry till they become brown in color . Add the slit red chilli , onions and cook till the onion become soft .

      Transfer the above contents to the cooked pods and dhal . Now sprinkle the grated coconut and stir .

      Serve hot .

      Enjoy these radish pods with some rice and sambar . Check out the other stir fry recipes by pressing here .