Channa masala recipe - side dish for pooris

Channa masala recipe - side dish for pooris
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.
Channa masala recipe - side dish for poorisThis 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 restau...

Summary

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  • Courseside dish
  • Cuisinenorth indian
  • Cooking Time20 minutesPT0H20M
  • Preparation Time10 minutesPT0H10M
  • Total Time30 minutesPT0H30M

Ingredients

Chickpeas/Kabuli channa
200g
Onion- big roughly chopped
1
Tomato- chopped(optional, not added in the original recipe, but I used half a tomato)
1/2
Garlic -3 Chopped
cloves- 2
Green chilli- chopped
2
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- sliced
1/2
Ginger- small piece sliced
Coriander leaves chopped

Steps

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Add the chat masala , onion rings, ginger and coriander.
  4. Serve hot with pooris, bhaturas or rotis.