Austrian chef Gerd Wolfgang Sievers has published a number of cookbooks, one of which was voted the world's best cookbook of the year. He has created several delicious recipes for Kotányi including his especially popular chickpea curry, originally published in the 2000s.
Ingredients 4 Portions
- 3 pcs.Onions, large
- 5 cmGinger
- 5 pcs.Garlic cloves
- 250 gChickpeas, soaked in water (1.2 l) overnight
- 1 pinchAsafoetida
- 250 gCanned tomatoes
- 1 tsp.Mango powder
- 0.5 tsp.Garam masala
- 2 pcs.Cardamom, Whole
- 9 pcs.Cloves, Whole
- 0.5 tbsp.Pepper Black, Whole
- 2 pcs.Bay Leaves, Whole
- 1.5 tsp.Cumin, Ground
- 0.5 tsp.Pepper Black, Ground
- 1 tsp.Turmeric, Ground
- 1 tsp.Coriander, Ground
- Table Salt
- 100 mlOil
Peel and chop the onions.
Using a blender, puree the remaining onions with the ginger and garlic.
Pour the soaked chickpeas and the soaking water into a pot, add half of the chopped onion, cardamom, cloves, bay leaves, pepper, cumin, asafoetida and one teaspoon of salt, then bring to the boil.
Simmer for 50 to 60 minutes until the chickpeas are cooked through.
Drain the chickpeas and retain the liquid.
In another pan, heat some oil and fry the remaining chopped onion over a low heat for 30 minutes.
Add the onion, ginger and garlic puree, fry for 10 minutes, then stir in the turmeric, garam masala, coriander, pepper and mango powder.
Combine well and cook through.
After 1 minute, add the tomato puree, leave to simmer for a few minutes, then add the chickpeas and the cooking liquid.
Simmer until the chickpeas are very soft, but not crumbly. Season with salt and serve.