This recipe has also been a staple in our home. It is heartwarming to see my son making this recipe often for his family, I guess that is what traditions and passing on the recipes to the next generation is all about. Garbanzo beans are full of protein and a healthy way to add some flavor to your meal times. I like to serve this recipe with tea for visiting guests or as a side dish on the dinner table.
Cholay - Garbanzo Beans in a Tomato Sauce
2 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon whole cumin 1 cup yellow onion, chopped 1 cup green onions, chopped 4 cups cooked garbanzo beans (can be canned) 1 teaspoon White Jasmine Garam Masala 1/2 teaspoon chili powder 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon kosher salt 2 cups fire roasted tomatoes 1 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
Heat the oil in a pan on medium heat. Add whole cumin and wait until it starts to sizzle. Add the yellow and green onions and let everything saute for a few minutes until the onions start to get golden brown on the edges. Add garbanzo beans and stir everything together. Add all ground spices and continue to stir everything together. Add fire roasted tomatoes. Reduce the heat to low/medium and let everything cook for about 12 minutes. Remove the pan from the stove. Sprinkle the cilantro and serve with Raita.