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HOW TO COOK FRESH GARBANZO(CHICKPEA) BEANS AND TWO WAYS OF MUNCHING THEM !!!

Wait wait.. Scroll down to see the cute little Garbanzo bean in the shell.  Don' t they look cute and brings smile in your face ?? Yes it is, these fiber and protein rich Fresh Garbanzo bean is delicious to eat as well. You can use the fresh garbanzo beans exactly like fresh edamame or the beans may also be removed from their shells, and cooked similarly to English peas.   The fresh Green Garbanzo's are the most versatile one you can use for simple to complicated recipes.  It can be steamed, boiled, tossed in salad, you can make curries, salads, tastiest hummus etc. The fresh garbanzo tastes like peas when they are raw.  We all love this fresh Garbanzo, I never ever miss buying them whenever I see them in market.  This is very tasty when it is steamed and tossed with good quality olive oil and salt or with slight seasoning.  It is a wonderful and healthier snack for munching as well.  You can also microwave them by sprinkling little water.  Today I am posting 2 simple ways of munching this Fresh Green garbanzo..







 


FRESH GARBANZO TOSSED WITH OLIVE OIL & SALT

Ingredients :

Fresh garbanzo - 1 cup shelled (remove the pods from the shell just like pea pod)
Olive oil - 1/2 tbsp
Sea salt - as needed




Method :

1.  First remove the pods from the shell.
2. Wash it.
3. Now in a big vessel add 2 cups of water.
4. Keep this washed garbanzo in the strainer or in a bowl.
5. Close it with the lid and steam for 15 minutes in the medium flame.
6. Remove it and transfer to the bowl.
7. When it’s hot add Olive oil and Sea salt. 
8. Give it a nice toss.
9. Enjoy warm and healthy snack !!!







Note :

1. You can also microwave this fresh garbanzo(shelled) in the bowl by sprinkling little water and covering slightly with the lid (not fully). It just takes 3 to 4 minutes depending on the amount of bean you use.
2. You can also blanch them in the boiling salt water for few minutes, strain them and follow the same procedure from the point 7 to 10.
3. You can also char them in the broil mode in the oven for 5  minutes this gives nice and smoky flavor to the beans, then you can toss it with the olive oil and salt.







SEASONED FRESH GARBANZO BEANS

Ingredients :

Fresh garbanzo - 1 cup shelled (remove the pods from the shell just like pea pod)
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Whole red chilli - 3
Curry leaves - few (if you cannot find this, its ok you can leave it out)
Garlic - 2  pods (crushed slightly)
Canola or any vegetable oil - 1/2 tsp
Salt - as needed




Method :

1. First remove the pods from the shell.
2. Wash it.
3. Now in a big vessel add 2 cups of water.
4. Keep this washed garbanzo in the strainer or in a bowl.
5. Close it with the lid and steam for 15 minutes in the medium flame.
6. Remove it and transfer to a bowl.
7. Heat oil in the pan.  Add the mustard seeds, when the crackling subsides.
8. Add the curry leaves, chilies followed by crushed garlic.
9. When it is slightly browned add the steamed garbanzo and salt.
10. Give it a nice toss.
11. Enjoy the hot and healthy snack !!!




Note :

1.  If you don't have Mustard seeds, whole red chilli and curry leaves, just omit them and substitute with Cayenne pepper or black pepper powder along with crushed garlic and salt.
2. You can follow the same procedure with the coconut oil instead of any canola or vegetable oil too. This gives a nice flavor.

Stay tuned for more recipes !!!

jeyashrisuresh  – (April 3, 2012 at 9:13 AM)  

wow a healthy snack and i cant take my eyes from the cute clicks and loved all the cute bowls too

VineelaSiva  – (April 3, 2012 at 9:56 AM)  

Wow nice snack.Never bought this fresh beans.Will try this time.

An Open Book  – (April 3, 2012 at 11:23 AM)  

i have never tasted garbanzo beans so have no clue how it tastes like..but by the look of it im sure il love it:)

Srimathi  – (April 3, 2012 at 11:58 AM)  

My friend serves them toasted and baked. It is awesome to have them over a pleasant conversation. Beautiful clicks.

Torviewtoronto  – (April 3, 2012 at 12:55 PM)  

colourful delicious looking chickpeas

Ambika  – (April 3, 2012 at 1:07 PM)  

I love green channa. I used to snack on them so much in Hyderabad. We also used to make dal with the green leaves, it used to taste amazing! I have never seen them in stores here :( These look delicious!

Sarah  – (April 3, 2012 at 1:51 PM)  

wow! this is the first time that I'm seeing fresh chickpeas! and they are so cute.. wish they were available here in India as well...

Premalatha Aravindhan  – (April 3, 2012 at 7:42 PM)  

Wonderful cliks Pavi,pathute irrukalam pola irruku...have to learn the skills from u...healthy snacks:)

bonnie  – (April 3, 2012 at 9:11 PM)  

what a great snack, lovely pictures!!


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Nik  – (April 3, 2012 at 9:54 PM)  

What a pretty salad recipe! Great post.

Shabitha Karthikeyan  – (April 3, 2012 at 10:09 PM)  

Simple and and fresh recipe !! Lovely clicks !!

Anshie  – (April 3, 2012 at 10:10 PM)  

I used to love picking on the fresh cholia when in season.. just like tht. I fell in love with the pictures here.. great shots.

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Sunshine And Smile  – (April 3, 2012 at 10:29 PM)  

I love such kind of snack bite .. pretty to look at and healthy for the tummy :)

Pushpa  – (April 4, 2012 at 12:12 AM)  

Gorgeous clicks,the beans look delicious.

thelittleloaf  – (April 4, 2012 at 1:56 AM)  

Do you know I've never seen a fresh garbanzo (or chickpea as we call them) bean? Both these dishes look absolutely delicious...now just have to work out where I can get my hands on some :-)

Uma  – (April 4, 2012 at 5:55 AM)  

Love all your clicks. Awesome.

Angie's Recipes  – (April 4, 2012 at 6:28 AM)  

A delicious snack and beautiful photos..

Prathibha  – (April 4, 2012 at 9:04 AM)  

I like the roasted version of these chickpeas..looks delicious,the season is over here in Mumbai..very nice clicks,especially the bg is v.gud

Namitha  – (April 4, 2012 at 10:16 AM)  

Awesome clicks ! I can see the new lens in action :)such a healthy snack,Pavi

Spice up the Curry  – (April 4, 2012 at 10:58 AM)  

nice recipe. looks super delicious. I always make curry with yogurt using this chana

Bergamot  – (April 4, 2012 at 8:46 PM)  

looks delicious. Lovely photos. the only way we knew was to roast them. But this seems a better way to enjoy them.

RAKS KITCHEN  – (April 5, 2012 at 2:09 AM)  

Great healthy snack! :) Looks so pretty, tempts me a lot to taste!

Priya  – (April 5, 2012 at 6:58 AM)  

Unfortunately we dont get this fresh beans here, yummy snacks..

Kanchan  – (April 5, 2012 at 7:40 AM)  

Never had this, but your beautiful snaps make me try these soon.

Jan  – (August 1, 2012 at 9:49 PM)  

We had these for dinner tonight. Delicious

Trish Triumpho Sullivan  – (August 24, 2013 at 8:35 PM)  

Just bought some fresh - thanks for tips, this was my first time to make fresh Garbanzo Beans!

Trish Triumpho Sullivan  – (August 24, 2013 at 8:36 PM)  

Just bought some fresh - thanks for tips, this was my first time to make fresh Garbanzo Beans!

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