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Lisa’s Black & Yellow Chickpeas in a Sweet & Spicy Sauce April 21, 2009
For the month of April, Lisa’s Kitchen is the featured blog for Tried & Tasted event, started by Zlamushka. Aparna of My Diverse Kitchen is hosting it this month. Lisa has an array of Indian vegetarian recipes on her blog. I usually cook Indian food at home and hence tried her Black & Yellow Chickpeas in a Sweet & Spicy Sauce.
I followed her recipe with a few changes. I substituted Red Kidney Beans with Red Cow Peas, as I did not have any kidney beans in my pantry. I used 8-10 green chilies and ½ tsp of chili powder to satisfy my palate. I pressured cooked the beans for 5 whistles as it is faster to cook in a pressure cook. My Urad and cow peas were a over cooked and mushy, and chickpeas were cooked to perfection. Next time I prepare it, I will pressure cook the beans for only 4 whistles and if required, I will either pressure cook for another whistle or cook the beans on the stove top until the beans are cooked.
I served my Chickpeas in a Sweet & Spicy Sauce with rice. It would be a nice side dish to serve with roties and parathas too.