Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Channa Masala

Channa Masala 6

Ingredients:

White Chick peas /Channa --   2 cups
Onion                                           --   1½ medium size or 1 large

Tomato                                      --   2 medium size
Ginger                                         --   1 tsp
Garlic                                          --   1 tsp
Turmeric powder                  --   ¼ tsp
Red chilli powder                  --   1 tsp
Channa Masala powder     --   2 tsp
Coriander leaves                   --   ½ a cup, chopped
Lemon Juice                            --   2 tsp
Oil                                                 --   1 ½ tbsp
Salt                                              --   to taste 
Cloves                                        --   2
Cinnamon                               --   ½ inch piece
Fennel seeds                           --   1 tsp

Preparation of Channa Masala:

Soak the channa overnight and pressure cook until done. Keep aside, do not drain of the water.

Let it cool. Grind  ½ cup of cooked channa and keep aside.

Add oil in a pan, when hot, add hole spices and then add ginger and garlic and fry until the raw smell goes off. Then add the chopped onions and salt and fry until they are transparent. Add the tomatoes and fry until they are mushy.

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Add turmeric powder, chilly powder and channa masala powder and fry until the raw smell goes off.

Now add the ground paste and saute in low flame for few minutes. Add the cooked channa, with the cooked water depending on the amount of gravy required. Mix well and let it cook on a low flame for 5 minutes.

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Stir occasionally to make sure that it does not stick to the bottom of the pan.Switch off the flame when the gravy is of the required consistency.

Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves and lemon juice and Keep the pan closed for a while. Serve with hot poori or battoora.

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35 comments:

  1. Delicious chana masala...always ma fav..I too prepare it in the same way..

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  2. A super blend of flavor....delicious...

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  3. All I need is few hot puris to finish it off in a couple of few minutes.. Looks tempting.
    Nitha if you get time do visit my space

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  4. OMG... What a tempting recipe.. lovely presentation dear..

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  5. OMG.. What a tempting recipe.. looks absolutely delicious and good.. thanks for sharing dear !!
    Indian Cuisine

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  6. Lovely clicks Nitha. wishing I could have some right now.

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  7. This looks so yummy and delicious..Will try this soon..Seems really simple..thanks for the recipe dear..Post more and keep blogging

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  8. wow looks temptg...the gravy is thick

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  9. Adipoli chana masala. Ente fav annu..

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  10. paired with bhatura its just yummmm

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  11. I love this anytime...looks yumm

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  12. Yummy Curry! tastes best with hot bhature!..Looks very tempting

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  13. Thats a rich & delicious gravy!!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  14. Delicious and flavorful..my favorite

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  15. yummy gravy curry ... love this .... looks so delicious !!!!

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  16. Perfect with chapati..looks simply yumm Nitha!!

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  17. Looks soooooooooooooooooooooooo yummy dear!!!

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  18. Yum, looks delicious, very flavorful:)
    US Masala

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  19. makes me drool...kurachu batura kude undayirunnenkil :-)

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  20. love to have them with Roti or batura...Looks rich n creamy

    http://www.panchamrutham.blogspot.com/

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  21. Nice presentation and looks so yum!

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  22. this is my all time favourite masala

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  23. delicious!! loved all your recipes.glad to follow you ..

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  24. awesome looking so delicios can resist my self if i get it now pic are very nice
    1st time here wonderful space do visit my site

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  25. Looks so lovely! Good one Nitha

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  26. wow curry looks yummy perfect with batturas

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  27. yummy looking channa masala deliciously done Nitha
    regards
    Akheela

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  28. Am ready to finish off d whole with my tandoori rotis now..:P
    Tasty Appetite

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  29. First time here ... you have nice collection of recipes ... nice chole ..very yummy ....Glad to follow you.
    www.rajafood.blogspot.com

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  30. Looking delicious. First time here. Glad to follow you.Hope you will visit me too.
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