Jun 9, 2008

Channa masala recipe - side dish for pooris

Channa/chole masala This is a all time favourite at my place and I make it quite frequently. When I was looking through my recipe collection I found a recipe for channa masala/chole which was a little different from what I make usually. So this time , I made it this way.It tasted different , was very tasty had a restaurant like and authentic taste to it. This is how I made.

Chickpeas/Kabuli channa- 200g
Onion- 1 big roughly chopped
tomato- 1/2 chopped(optional, not added in the original recipe, but I used half a tomato)
Garlic cloves- 2-3 Chopped
green chilli- 2chopped
Oil- 2 tbspn
Ground cumin- 1tbspn
Ground coriander- 1tbspn
Chilli powder- 1tsp
Asafoetida- a pinch
Thick plain curds- 2tbspn
Garam masala/ Chole masala- 2tbspn
Tamarind puree- 2 tsp
Lemon- 1/2
Green chillies- 3
Ground black pepper 1/4tsp
Salt- to taste
Chaat masala- optional
Onion- 1/2 sliced
ginger- small piece sliced
Coriander leaves chopped

Soak the chickpeas in water overnight. Drain the water and wash them. Add around teacups of water and pressure cook them. They should be very soft at this stage. Reserve the liquid.
Blend the onion, tomato, garlic and ginger to a paste. Heat oil in a pan and add the onion mixture and fry till it appears golden. Add cumin,coriander and chilli powder and hing,stir for a minute. Add the curds and stir for another minute. Stir in 2 tbspn of garam masala(I used everest chole masala) and pour in the reserved liquid. Bring it to a boil and simmer for sometime. Add the tamarind paste ,lemon ,whole chillies , chickpeas, pepper and salt. Cover the pan and cook for sometime till the chickpeas is coated with sauce. Discard the lemon.
Add the chat masala , onion rings, ginger and coriander.
Serve hot with pooris, bhaturas or rotis.

And yes , the award part now. Jayasree of 'Kailas kitchen' has passed me the "you make my day award." Thanks a lot Jayasree. You made my day by passing the award to me.
I would like to pass this award to pearls of east , happycook, uma ,cham, swati .


notyet100 said...

looks delicious,.i stay in pearl hill teaarace..its near outram mrt...that view was of the pearlhill...thanks for appreciatin the pouch,..chana looks delicious..i use the saemingredients except,..tamarind,.blacksalt,..ndcurd,..ur recipe looks delicoius..will suretry once..

Happy cook said...

This restraunt style channa dal i am sure going to try.
It looks indeed delicious.
Congrats with the award and I am really pleased that you thought about me and passed to me also.
With this channa you made my day too :-) not to mention with the award

Asha said...

I love anything with Chana, your's looks yum. My post will be similar too this week at FH!:))
Enjoy your award, hugs!

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Hi sowmya....
Channa Masala looks so good. This is my fav. Love to have them with batura. YUM!. Congrats on the award.

Cham said...

Channa looks delicious :) Congrats on your make my day award and thank u so much to pass it Sowmya!

easycrafts said...

Chana masala looks perfect...All I need with this is some rotis/puris

Jayashree said...

Congrats on the award....chole looks good....bet the chaat masala added to the taste...

Vanamala said...

hey looks nice...yday night i made same masala

Kalai said...

Congrats on the award and the channa looks delicious, Sowmya! :)

Sagari said...

your chana masala looks sooooo yummmmm sowmya

Uma said...

What? You made my fav. chana masala? OK. I am coming over for dinner. Just kidding! Delicious chana masala, Sowmya! Congrats on your award and thank you for passing it to me! You make my day too!

Pearlsofeast said...

Sounds too good with awesome ingredients Sowmya. Channa is also our favorite we do it often will try ur version with tamarind.

Thanks for making my day.I am so thrilled to get this award. It is truely a honour.

ranji said...

chana masal is really good sowmya!!!no one can go wrng here..its one of the simplest and classic indian dish ...my all time fav:)..

Illatharasi said...

Channa looks delicious...
Congrats for the award!!!

jayasree said...

Chole looks perfect. Enjoy your award.

Colors of India said...

wow...chana masala a perfect combo with pooris. I am hungry now..

Sia said...

i noticed that u have added yogurt to this dish. looks delicious and like u channa masala is my fav too :)

Medhaa said...

Love channa masala, this is a lovely recipe.

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

Thanx for sharing your version of the recipe. It is indeed different! Amd congrats on your award!!! Enjoy! :)

Sireesha said...

Hi Sowmya,

Channa Masala is inviting....I love channa masala with pooris very much. I am hungry now....Congrats for the award .U really deserve it..

Laavanya said...

That looks amazingly good - can't wait to try this with some hot bhaturas..

vandana rajesh said...

first time here...the chana masala looks great.

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