A few members of my high school youth group requested this recipe after I made it for our night on Hinduism. It’s good, but let me warn everyone that the smell persists for days. My house and parts of the church smell. (This is adapted from Madhur Jaffrey’s fabulous cookbook.)

Chana Masaledar (Made in a Crock-pot for a Bunch of Hungry Teenagers…)

1 T vegetable oil

4 medium onions finely chopped

3/4 t ground cumin

1 t ground cinnamon

1 t ground nutmeg

1 t ground cloves

4 t ground coriander

8 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped

2 sq inches of fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped (I freeze my fresh ginger so it’s easy to peel and then when I slice off fine layers of it, the layers sort of break up and the fine chopping is pretty much done for me.)

1 tiny can tomato paste

5 15 oz cans garbanzo beans (drain the liquid from 4, keep th liquid in one)

1 t salt

1 t cayenne pepper

juice of 1 lemon

And the directions? Throw all that stuff in a crock pot and cook it for a really long time…Serve with rice or chapatis (whole wheat tortillas also work well…)

4 Responses to “Curry”

  1. Quaker Pastor Says:

    Welcome to the blog ring!

  2. Iris Says:

    Sounds great! Welcome to Revgals! I’m a Presbyterian pastor, too.

  3. Shawna R. B. Atteberry Says:

    Welcome to RevGals. That recipe sounds absolutely delicious, and I love to crochet. I’m working on a winter hat and scarf right now.

  4. Rose-Marie Says:

    Sounds like a great recipe! Can’t wait to try it! –Rose-Marie, who knows what you mean about the lingering smell of Indian food. :)