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From the SCCC Kitchen: Chick peas are centerpiece of spicy Indian dish

Chana Masala is chick peas with “a lovely blend of spices — ginger, garlic, cumin and coriander,” says SCCC’s Lakshmi Seetharaman.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber
Chana Masala is chick peas with “a lovely blend of spices — ginger, garlic, cumin and coriander,” says SCCC’s Lakshmi Seetharaman.
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“From the SCCC Kitchen” offers tastes from Schenectady County Community College’s culinary arts program. Today, educational aide Lakshmi Seetharaman offers a spicy Indian dish, Chana Masala. Lakshmi Seetharaman starts her recipe discussion with words about the Hindi language. “ ‘Chana’ means chick peas and ‘masala’ is a mixture of different kinds of spices,” she said. “It’s a very classic, traditional North Indian dish.” Chana Masala mixes onions and tomatoes. “And a lovely blend of spices — ...

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