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Chickpeas cooked in Cilantro sauce

IngredientsFor Blender:1 bunch roughly chopped cilantro, including the stalk1 teaspoon cumin powder1 teaspoon coriander powder1 teaspoon turmeric powder1/2 jalapeno1 teaspoon salt1 tablespoon lemon juiceBlend the above ingredients with 1/2 cup of water, adding 1/3rd cilantro every time along with other ingredients. Make a smooth chutney that is not very runny.Meanwhile, prepare the chickpeas base.Ingredients1.5 cups cooked chickpeas1 teaspoon ghee1/2 cup finely chopped red onion1/2 teaspoon garlic, chopped1/2 teaspoon ginger, chopped1 teaspoon mango powderInstructionsHeat ghee in a 3 qt saute pan over medium heat. When the ghee is hot, add red onion and saute for 5 minutes, stirring every minute.Add ginger, garlic and cook for another 2-3 minutes.Add garam masala powder and chickpeas, mix. Add mango powder and mix again.Add chutney...

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Bengal Lentils

Back to lentils, this is the no.1 lentil recipe of Bengal, I have been told. In March of last year, we had the no.1 chef of India visit DC, and I had the opportunity to eat food cooked by him. When I tasted this lentil dish prepared by his team, it was exactly how I make it at home. I felt so good that day, really really good :) It was more like a compliment to myself. I wish I was able to work with him for years, and I just hope that I keep doing a good job at something that I love the most...FOOD.Serves: 4Ingredients1 cup split yellow peas (chana dal), soaked in 2 cups water overnight2 tablespoons...

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