18 July 2011

Channa Satisfaction

Album 'Self Control' Laura Branigan 1990

I have been trying to perfect this for so long, and tonight made it for the kids I nanny.

No stress or pressure, just stuck to the basics and was done in 20 minutes.

No fussiness
No heavy sighing
No picking


can of chick peas 425g, drain
small onion chopped finely
garlic clove crushed
small chunk of ginger chopped, so it's similar to the

can of chopped tomatoes
tsp cumin seeds
tsp turmeric
tsp garam masala
tsp chilli powder

Maldon salt flakes

The boys love spicy food so they could handle it, have some self control when you add the spices you could make this unbearable to eat.

Fry the garlic, ginger, onion with cumin seeds in one tablespoon of vegetable oil.
When it smells fragrant, add the chick peas.

Then add the dry spices.

Lastly add the chopped tomatoes (I like it thick not soupy, that's why I used half a can)

Leave on a really low heat for 15 minutes, if you like add a splash of water.

Before serving add the coriander and you're good to go.

For the chicken in the background check out 'The Godmother Part One'.