Black Chickpea Stew Over Steamed Rice Cakes

Kadala Masala Puttu

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By Raghavan Iyer

Published 2008

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This is breakfast food in Kerala, and I cannot think of a better way to perk up your sleeping palate than with these savory rice cakes soused with hot, sweet, coconut-sauced, nutty-tasting, black chickpeas. Serve it as the main course if you have a bunch of vegans over for dinner.


For the stew

  • 1 cup dried black chickpeas
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
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  1. To make the stew, place the chickpeas in a medium-size bowl. Fill the bowl halfway with water and rinse the chickpeas by rubbing them between your fingertips. The water will become slightly cloudy. Drain this water. Repeat three or four times, until the water remains relatively clear; drain. Now fill the bowl halfway with hot water and let it sit at room temperature, covere