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RECIPE: Baby Garbanzo Dip

This recipe uses chana dal aka bengal gram dal aka baby garbanzos.
The seasoning is based on Gabe Mirkin's hummus recipe.  This was a
little too much work, but the dip is good.  

Baby Garbanzo Dip

1 1/2 cup chana dal
1/2 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic
2 plum tomatoes (fresh or whole canned)
3 T lemon juice
2 t ground cumin
1/2 t paprika
1/4 t cayenne (or to taste)

Soak chana dal in water overnight.  Drain dal and boil in new water
for about an hour till soft.  Strain the dal.  Puree all ingredients
in a blender.  Serve with pita bread or chopped veggies.

Michelle Dick