A very delicious chickpeas gravy made with aromatic spices , tomato and onion paste
Soak the dried chickpeas overnight or for about 8 to 10 hours
In a pressure cooker , add the chickpeas, tea bags, salt, baking soda and the spices mentioned above.
Add enough water to soak the chickpeas and pressure cook for about 5 to 6 whistles. Save the water from the cooked chickpeas for the gravy.
Heat oil in a large pan and add the onion paste and sautee well
Next add the ginger garlic paste and keep stirring till the raw smell goes away.
Next add the tomato paste and cook well covered until oil floats on top
Add the spice powders mentioned above and mix well
To this add the cooked chickpeas along with the dark brown water in which it was cooked
Mash the chickpeas well till you get a thick gravy
Heat 1 tbsp oil
Add the chopped garlic and slit green chillies and fry till browned
Add the red chilli powder and cumin powder and switch off flame
Add this to the gravy and mix well.
Garnish with sliced chopped coriander leaves, lemon and raw onions .Enjoy with Rotis, bread or Rice !